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First look: Hope R2 and R2i bike lights

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 1:34pm
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First look: Hope R2 and R2i bike lights
We caught up with Hope to see what’s new in their bike light offering, the most significant of which is the introduction of the R2 and R2i, a pair of high beam lights with the R2i featuring an integrated battery pack. They’ll be available from Chain Reaction Cycles very soon.

Each of the R2 and R2i lights use two Cree LEDs giving out 1300 lumens (1000 measured) with the R2 using Hope’s familiar separate two cell lithium ion battery pack, and the R2i featuring a new integrated battery pack housing two cell batteries.

First look: Hope R2 and R2i bike lights
Hope’s R2i bike light

First look: Hope R2 and R2i bike lights
Hope’s R2i bike light

First look: Hope R2 and R2i bike lights
Hope’s R2i bike light

First look: Hope R2 and R2i bike lights
Hope’s R2 bike light

Hope R4+
Hope R4+

Hope’s popular R4+ has been further improved for the new light season and now uses the latest Cree LEDs to give 2000 lumens (1500 measured). The R4+ light housing has also been revised to include an illuminated switch displaying the current brightness setting.

Updated: Visual power
With the success of the illuminated switch on the Hope R8 light, Hope have now integrated this concept into both the R2 and R4+ lights. This system uses a coloured LED inside the switch which shows the current brightness setting of the lamp. No more wondering which light setting you’re on…

Updated: Battery Gauge
Following the option of ES batteries with last year’s lights, Hope have now made them standard across the whole range. The ES indicator gives you an instant visual check on the batteries remaining charge via a simple LED indicator.

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