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Our Recommended - Hope R4 Front Light
Multi-sport…biking, running, climbing, exploring, adventure racing, caving, skiing…versatility is what the Vision R4 is all about.
The multiple mounting options and quick release bayonet fitting enable quick and easy changes from head harness to handlebar mount to helmet bracket. Whatever your passion is you will soon learn to love the R4 for being there and sharing the experience with you.
Four Cree XPG LEDs flood the path ahead with up to 1000 true, measured lumens of uniformly distributed crisp white light. That’s 65% more light output than its predecessor – the original Vision 4, whilst also being half the weight and 30% smaller.
Burn time with the standard 2600mAh battery pack ranges from 1:15 hours in maximum, to over 8:00 hours in low.
As featured on the Vision R8, the dual sequence operation simplifies and facilitates mode selection. RACE sequence offers the highest of the power levels with an emphasis on light output. TRAIL sequence offers flash mode and the more economical power levels to maximise battery life.
The R4 also features a battery save mode. When the battery life reaches a critical level the lamp will drop down into the lowest power setting and flash every 15 seconds in order to maximise the remaining battery life whilst also providing just enough light to continue with caution. At this point you should take action to either change the battery pack or return home.
The R4 lamp is available as standard with a single 2600mAh battery pack; as an ‘Endurance’ option which includes an additional battery pack allowing up to 2:30 hours in maximum power; or as an ‘Epic’ option which includes the higher capacity 5200mAh battery pack, again allowing up to 2:30 hours in maximum power but with a single battery.
The six power levels are split into two sequences – Race and Trail –
each accessible by either a quick press or a press-and-hold of the power button from the off position.
The two sequences mean improved usability. The Race sequence contains the three highest power levels,
so switching from one level to another is faster and eliminates the need to pass through the lowest level,
ideal for those times when maximum light is priority and battery life is not critical.
The Trail sequence is there for extended periods of use when only a low level of light is needed but battery life is more of a consideration.
The low power level is ideal for close contact use or to reduce glare when map reading.
Trail sequence also contains the flash mode (which now pulses from dim to high) for times when ultra high visibility is required from long distance.
Light Source: 4 x Cree XPG, R5 Bin
Light Output: 1000 measured lumens, 1446 generated lumens
Beam: Diffused uniform beam (+/- 12.5°)
Mounting: New for 2011/2012 – CNC machined aluminium QR bayonet mount for handlebar, helmet or head
Battery: 7.4v Li-Ion, 2600mAh
Charge time: 3 Hours
Weight: 235g (std)
Power levels: 6 (two sequences of three), including flash
Burn time: 1:15 hrs – 8:00 hrs