Hope Vision R1 Front LED Light is no longer available at Merlin Cycles. However you may find an alternative or updated product below.
Hope Vision R1 Front LED Light
This item was discontinued 10th June 2015.
If you require help finding an alternative to this product please contact customer services.
The R1 is a lightweight, compact LED lamp unit that slots into the Vision lighting range between the existing 1 LED and R4 lighting systems.
We were being asked to provide a lighting system that offered more light and a wider beam pattern
than the AA battery powered 1 LED lamp but with a lower price tag than the 1000 lumen R4 lamp.
Therefore, we thought it was sensible to develop a product that sits right in the middle of the two.
The R1 uses a single LED with a high efficiency TIR optic to focus the entire emission of light into a narrow angle, uniform distribution smooth beam pattern.
Punching out over 500 measured lumens on high power, it provides ample light for late evening runs over the fells or low-technical off road mountain bike trails.
It’s also ideal as a supplementary helmet mounted light for anyone that wants to double up with a bar mounted main headlight to really flood the trails with light.
For those of you familiar with the R4 lamp, it features the same intuitive race and trial sequences to offer six different levels of light including a flash setting.
Again, there is also a low battery warning mode to give you enough time to replace the battery pack or get home safely before the unit shuts down completely.
Available as standard with the 2600mAh (2 cell) Li-Ion battery pack giving a run time of 2 hours 30 minutes in high power.
Also available is the ‘EPIC’ kit with the larger 5200mAh (4 cell) Li-Ion battery which gives double the run time – 5 hours in high power,
and also the ‘All-Sports’ kit which includes the 2600mAh battery and the 5200mAh battery,
giving you the flexibility of choosing to use either battery pack, depending on the duration or intensity of your activity.
All these options include all three mounting methods – the QR bayonet handlebar mount (to fit both standard and oversize bars), helmet mount and head mount harness.
The QR bayonet fitting on the R1 lamp unit allows quick and simple changes from one mounting method to the next.
For instance, an adventure racer can quickly swap the lamp unit from bike mount to head harness in a matter of seconds, minimising transitional down time.
The lamp housing is fully CNC machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 Aluminium alloy which provides the most ideal thermal characteristics to dissipate
the heat away from the LEDs into the heat sink fins on the rear.