Fenix BC30R 2017: Powerful bike light delivers 1800 lumens

The Fenix BC30R 2017 is a very bright bicycle light which delivers a maximum output of 1800 lumens and a beam throw distance of 161 meters. The BC30R 2017 is a quality bike light which would provide very good illumination whether in urban or rural environments. The bike light measures 114mm long, 50.5mm wide and 31.8mm in height (excluding handlebar mount). The BC30R 2017 features an all metal housing construction and a quick release bicycle mount.

The BC30R 2017 utilizes two Cree XM-L2 T6 neutral white LED’s which gives the rider a more clearer representation of the colors being illuminated. The bike light is powered by a built-in 5200mAh/3.7V rechargeable battery which is recharged using the supplied MIcro USB charging cable. The BC30R 2017 can be recharged via a connection from any external USB power source.

The Fenix BC30R 2017 produces six light modes: Burst 1800 Lumens; High 1000 Lumens 2Hr 40Min; Mid 400 Lumens 7Hr 20Min; Low 150 Lumens 16Hr 10Min; Eco 50 Lumens 36Hr; Flash 150 Lumens. The bike light can be operated from three backlit switches on the light or a remote pressure switch which is secured to the handlebar of your bike.

The three backlit switch panel comprises of a power switch along with plus and minus switches. Press the power switch for a couple seconds to turn on/off the light. With the light turned on double click the switch to enter Flash mode or press the plus or minus switches to turn up or turn down brightness. With the light turned off click the power switch to display the remaining battery level.

The remote pressure switch allows for easy operation without having to remove your hand from the handlebar. The switch has two buttons one of which provides instant access to the momentary-on operation of the Burst mode. The other button controls the on/off operation and facilitates access to the various brightness levels. With the light turned off a user can determine the battery level by clicking the second button.

The Fenix BC30R 2017 features a digital OLED display screen which displays the remaining runtime at the current output level and battery percentage. The bike light also features the Dual Distance Beam System which delivers upward beam reflection for long distance illumination and auxiliary illumination in front of the bike for close-in visibility. The BC30R 2017 features an anti-glare design where the upward beam of the light is refracted to the ground rather than shone into the eyes of pedestrians.

The BC30R 2017 features low power warning and smart output downshift. With the bike light turned on, when the runtime is less than thirty minutes, the backlit power switch will blink red constantly to remind the user to downshift to a lower brightness level or recharge the light. With constant use the light will downshift to a lower brightness level to extend runtime. When the light downshifts to the Flash mode it is an indication the battery needs to be recharged. The Fenix BC30R 2017 bike pack contains a BC30R handlebar mount, remote pressure switch, two handlebar mount shims (one thick and one thin) and a user manual.


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