The kite Qubes are back in stock! All variations, Just Rear, Dual Rear and Front and back.
USB powered kLite Qube FLASHING rear safety light
ULTRA low power drain, will not affect light or USB recharge use at same time
Anti- GLARE optics, rider directly sitting on your wheel is not blinded, but car at distance gets full blast
100% waterproof / Dunk proof Compact and tiny size Seat post or seat stay mounting
**USB powered** will plug direct to the kLite dynamo powered USB charger (use double USB lead if needed) **Will not run from USB cache battery, UNLESS it has LOW power mode, as its so low power, Cache will just shutdown**
**will NOT work direct from dynamo hub, Qube must be USB powered.**
**will NOT auto start from some dynamo powered USB chargers**
The kLite dual USB is back in stock.
kLite DUAL USB charger
TOTAL output 1000mA (5 Watt)
LED 'ON' light
Instant start from 8km/hr
Iphone / Samsung compat Supercap charger chip
Solar panel ready, just plug in (10-24v panel)
More smoothing caps for safer / cleaner output, less resets and crashes
PLUG second output to SPOT tracker or GPS as well as charging a USB cache battery as same time
Input / output both on one side
Full power up to 100km /hr
100% Water / Vibration proof
***100% E-BIKE compat for 12v, 24v, 36v, 48v, 52v ebike batteries***
We have just got a fresh shipment of kLite ULTRA V2 MTB light but only have 3 left in stock, there are plenty of the Road/Gravel version.
Also have 2 x Single USB in stock. Dual USB currently out of stock, no eta on them yet.
Stock is very low and raw materials (coming from China) has stopped and we have no updates on when more will be available.
I have just added more ULTRA V2 MTB for pre-order, I will send those out to customers Monday/Tuesday and will be the last available for possibly 8 weeks.
Dual USB is out of stock and again probably at least 8 weeks before we have more. We do have Single USB in stock but only 5, so get in fast!
Cables and switches, we have enough of all variations.
kLite Qubes, we have no stock, once the supply of the above is met the Qubes will be back into production (estimate 3 months)
The kLite ULTRA V2 is now in stock!
Ultra wide beam (MTB version) 2x Flood optics 1x Spot optic
No helmet light needed with this version, as it has a 180deg WIDE FLOOD beam
At speed a SPOT beam kicks in and throws down the road
Wide FLOOD beam standlite / camp light when stopped
Ultra high LUX or throw ( Gravel / Road version) 2x Spot optics 1x Flood optic
Very long throw beam for fast riding, powerfull SPOT standlite when stopped
Cree LEDs 1300lm output SquareTECH optics (made for trail riding not flashlights)
3D printed case Waterproof / Vibration proof (internally potted) 135g / 4.7oz
**light can be run facing up or down, it does not make a difference to light pattern**
**NOW with a smaller XT30 plug to fit the new Bar switch V2 w smaller XT30 plug also**
10% discount on all kLite products, Ultra, Pro V2 Switches, USB etc...
Use code: "DynamoPower" at checkout.
his review was done by the Seven Day Cyclist. You can see the original review with more photos here
The K-Lite Bikepacker Pro V2 Front Dynamo Light is a super compact version that shares many of the characteristics of its Ultra siblings, but in a bijoux package. Arguably the best option, for clutter phobic Audax and posh winter/trainers, the lamp consumes minimal bar space. Its Ultra road sibling has a slight edge, at very slow speeds and standlight duration. Otherwise, the Pro V2 copes incredibly well with the darkest lanes.
Pros: Compact, lightweight, sensible output, beautifully made.
Cons: Standlight function less potent than its Ultra siblings.
Gold/Orange anodising might not be everyone's bag but it’s suitably unique and proved the perfect complement to my fixed gear winter/trainer's Acros Silicone Wrap Handlebar tape . Inside the precision machined aluminium shell (which is also completely sealed, and fully waterproof) we have 3 CREE XPG v3 LEDs projected through a round TIR (collimator lens).
Using an internal heatsink saves weight, while also reducing thermal junction. This improves cooling efficiency, while maximising output. Oh, and that's also reckoned 1300lumens, at 11.18mph. Being completely sealed means there's nothing user-serviceable but everything is built to last ten years. Then there's a two-year warranty, against manufacturing defects.
Some might grumble at the composite block and cable tie arrangement. From an aesthetically pure sense, maybe. In practical terms, there's two different sizes to accommodate 31.8 and 25.4/26.0. The bracket is an equally flush fit and cable ties, though utilitarian, are rugged and offer ample adjustment/fine tuning. Talking of which, it also presented an ideal opportunity to fine-tune my test rig's cockpit.
This meant plug ‘n' play - I could just change the lamp and get going. The only consideration is whether you're running a SON or Shimano pattern hub connector.
Arguably, if you were on a "to the penny" budget, you could opt for the basic switch but for the sake of £22 the toggle type offers the option of "dipping"; which is useful in town and suburban contexts. One version can be used to charge goodies while the light is running, one either/or. So, you would need to refuel gizmos, during the day.
I've also plugged in the double Decker USB charger and refueling gizmos on the go. In the interests of tidiness, these could be slipped in a bar, or in my case-top tube mounted bag.
Overall performance dips slightly below its Bike Packer Ultra Road/Gravel cousin but isn’t far behind and still streets ahead of any other dynamo lamp I've used to date. The beam pattern is described as med (medium) so a closely woven blend of spot and flood, for speed and presence.
Power differential aside, beam pattern was very reminiscent of my long serving Revo. In common with these lamps, it took a little while before the system began creeping into life - 100 feet, fresh from the packet, 20 meters or so onward, assuming you'd been using it regularly.
Again, the Bike packer Ultra is more intense at this stage, so I'd definitely pair with a blinkie to rule out any stealth moments. Similarly, though the standlight function is generous (good for 12 minutes before incremental fade strikes) and I've never felt unduly vulnerable at junctions.
That said, the arc doesn't quite rival that of its siblings, something like the Oxford Ultratorch Slimline F100 front light or Orp Smart Horn have been perfect backing singers.
This is particularly apparent when running a 6W hub such as the SP SL9, which some weight conscious winter/Audax bikes may well prefer.
Otherwise, the power comes on tap very quickly. Kerry State, our manufacturer contact, reckons this comes in at 11.8mph, although I found it optimal around the 15-17mph (hub type allowing) mark and there's a small but noticeable dip, say when tackling a long, stealthy steep incline, or trickling along in traffic.
Talking of which, I've had no problems asserting right of way, with most drivers, and no-one has flashed me to dip (unlike the Ultra!) there have been a few who've ploughed ahead, regardless.
Wind things up along the open road and I've hustled along at 25+ with ample warning of holes, glass, toads and other potential hazards. I've had no problems at 33mph, down some long, sweeping descents either, although alternating between this and the Bike Packer Ultra Road/gravel unit confirmed the latter's spot is just that smidge sharper. Mind you, this was only discernible along the very darkest of roads.
Ported over to my Univega, the med beam proved quite capable off road, proper. Certainly, on par with the Exposure Revo MK1, giving a decent flood, with enough spot for tackling unmade roads between 15 and 18mph.
Much the same story with less challenging bridle path and taxing forest trails. That said, there have been one or two occasions when I've quite fancied a 600lumen helmet mounted flood, but this was also true, of the Bike packer Ultra road/gravel. Another common characteristic is excellent thermal control. The lamp housing has never become warm, let alone hot to touch. No matter how long I've been riding.
There's no side-stepping the fact that £193 is still a big investment and one requiring careful consideration. Nonetheless, it’s very competitive, given the specification. Exposure's much revered Revo comes in at £47 more.
While relatively compact, its barrel shape consumes far more real estate than the Bikepacker Pro V2. It’s also a "mere" 800 lumens. and the K-lite switch gear/wiring is also a good few notches higher (which is saying something). Compared with its siblings, for road biased tourists, Audax and sportive riders, the Bike packer Pro V2 represents even better value.
To some extent, when everything's factored into the equation, it’s a tie between the Bikepacker pro V2 and its Bikepacker Ultra Road/Gravel sibling. One which boils down to the old "horses for courses" gambit. The V2 is the most cost-effective way of getting uber lumens. In my experience, perfect for long steady miles, along unlit roads. Chances are, it will also work out cheaper still, in the long run.
That being said; if you're a hard-core mixed terrain aficionado, the Bikepacker Ultra, though more expensive, has a very slight edge. In these contexts, the Ultra might be the best, "future proof" choice.
Verdict: 4.25/5 Superb compact dynamo lamp ideally suited to clutter-phobic bikes with enough clout for country roads.
PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2019
You can see the original review at SevenDayCyclist
The K-Lite Bikepacker Ultra Dynamo Light produces a maximum of 1300lumens at 17mph and comes in both road/gravel and Snow/MTB versions. I've been lucky enough to play with both and frankly, they're like having a premium quality 1300lumen light with unlimited run times. Fully water and shockproof, they're phenomenally rugged, too.
Pros: Beautiful build quality throughout , phenomenal performance.
Cons: Completely sealed, non-serviceable components. However reckoned to last ten years.
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