LEDsBIKE: Enhanced safety with LED bicycle lights from Osram

2014/05/07

LEDsBIKE FX70

Up to 70 lux for ideal visibility, even off-road

As of August, Osram is expanding its lighting portfolio to include LEDsBIKE bicycle lights. The front bicycle lights are available in three illuminance levels and in full compliance with Germany’s Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO). Thanks to energy-efficient LED technology, all three models offer not only hours of light, but also up to 70 lux illuminance, meaning they put significantly more light on the road than most bicycle lights on the market today. The LEDsBIKE RX2 rear light rounds out the product line. All the Osram lights are equipped with a low battery warning system, are rainproof and have a proven two-year Osram guarantee.

Until recently, bicycles on German roads were required by law to have dynamo generators. Anyone caught violating this requirement could face of a fine of up to 15 euros. Nevertheless, many cyclists already were using battery-operated lights on the road. The law needed to be revised to keep up with technology, because the new lights are not inferior to the dynamo generator in any way. On the contrary, they are based on LED technology, have a higher output and enhance road safety by providing significantly more and uniform light. They improve visibility for cyclists, but also make them more visible on the road.

Up to 70 lux on the handlebars

The three LED front lights from Osram ‑ the LEDsBIKE FX70, FX35 and FX10 ‑ provide the ideal light for every kind of cycling: five brightness levels between 10 and 70 lux, the LEDsBIKE FX70 boasts the most intense illuminance, making it a good partner on long treks, rough trails and dark roads. As in a car, the bicycle front light has a daytime running light for enhanced visibility during the day. Another practical feature: the built-in lithium-ion battery can be recharged with a USB charger.

At just 96 grams, the extremely lightweight and compact LEDsBIKE FX35 front light has three different settings from 12 to 35 lux, making it the perfect companion for offroad cycling tours.

The third bicycle light, the LEDsBIKE FX10, is ideally suited to occasional cyclists in nighttime urban traffic. The illuminance of 10 lux is more than sufficient for riders to see and be seen. Designed as a multifunctional light, the LEDsBIKE FX10 also is easy to remove and use as a flashlight, for example when locking up your bike at night in a dark corner. Like the other two members of this product family, it has a clamp attachment for quick mounting on any handlebars with a diameter between 22 to 35 millimeters. The FX10, FX35 and FX70 have a battery level indicator.

To ensure good visibility from the rear, the LEDsBIKE RX2 rear light rounds out this line of bicycle lights from Osram. The red rear light lasts up to 36 hours, ensuring that other traffic participants can see a cyclist at a distance. The new bicycle lights will be available as of July in cycle shops and DIY stores.

Product details at a glance:
 

LEDsBIKE FX70

  • Front light with up to 70 lux illuminance, 180 degree illumination
  • 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery, USB charger, battery level indicator
  • Up to seven hours of operation
  • Clamp mount for handlebars
  • Five different light settings
  • Rainproof, two-year Osram guarantee, StVZO certified
  • Suggested retail price: EUR 124.90

LEDsBIKE FX35

  • Front light with up to 35 lux illuminance, 160 degree illumination
  • Weighs only 96 grams
  • Six hours of operation with two AA batteries, battery level indicator
  • Clamp mount for handlebars
  • Three different light settings
  • Rainproof, two-year Osram guarantee, StVZO certified
  • Suggested retail price: EUR 59.90

LEDsBIKE FX10

  • Front light with up to 10 lux illuminance
  • Five hours of operation with four AAA batteries, battery level indicator
  • Clamp mount for handlebars
  • Removable for use as a flashlight
  • Rainproof, two-year Osram guarantee, StVZO certified
  • Suggested retail price: EUR 29.90

LEDsBIKE RX2

  • Red rear light with 2.4 lux illuminance
  • Up to 36 hours of operation with two AA batteries
  • Rainproof, two-year Osram guarantee, StVZO certified
  • UVP: 9,90 Euro

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LEDsBIKE FX35

LEDsBIKE FX10

LEDsBIKE RX2

ABOUT OSRAM

OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost €5.3 billion in fiscal 2013 (ended September 30). The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram-group.com