Exposure Strada 800
Be safe without being antisocial: this road bike light is bright enough for unlit country lanes, yet its beam can be dipped so it won't blind oncoming traffic.
The Strada has two LEDs. One is a spot beam, the other is a wide flood. When the light is in low mode, power is greatly reduced to the spot and channelled to the flood beam so you won't dazzle oncoming fellow road users.
The lamps 5,800 mAh rechargeable battery is one impressive fuel tank that offers variable burn times from 3 hours at 800 lumens for unlit roads to 36 hours at a decent 66 lumens for city use. For all that power, the battery is self-contained inside the lamp's case. The battery is fit for around 1,000 charges after which the light can be returned to Exposure's Sussex HQ to get the battery replaced at a reasonable price.
Optimum Mode Selector
OMS makes it easy to select how long a burn time you need for the ride and adjusts the power output to that level. OMS therefore helps ensure an optimal balance of run time and output. When you're actually using the light, an LED display on the back of the light updates itself to give you a continual countdown of remaining burn time.
Capacitive on/off mode switch
The highly sensitive stainless steel button on the back of the lamp makes it easy to switch modes - even with gloved hands - without having to take your eyes off the trail ahead.
The fuel gauge changes colour from green to amber to red to make it easy to keep an eye on the battery's charge status.
USB cable or smart charger
Supplied with 1.5A smart charger and USB cable charger. Charge time with smart charger: 9 hours.
Hand machined in the UK
Everything about this CNC-machined lamp exudes Exposure's trademark build quality. Even its hinged, machined alloy handlebar bracket is a thing of beauty.
Smart Port Technology Plus
This port makes is possible to power, say, an Exposure Red Eye rear light from the Strada. What's more Exposure also produce mini and micro USB Boost cables that would enable you to power your Garmin or iPhone from the light. These Boost cables are optional extras.
Intelligent Thermal Management
Patented circuitry protects the 2 LEDs from overheating so neither the lamp's output nor its longevity is compromised.
Compact and lightweight
102mm long by up-to 44mm diameter, Exposure tell us their Strada 800 weighs just 183g.
Edinburgh Bicycle support recycling electrical equipment.