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Which Battery for my bicycle lights?

Which type of battery ? NiMH or Li-Ion?

Lumicycle utilises two types of rechargeable battery in its lighting systems ? Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Lithium Ion (Li-Ion). These are both high performance technologies. We do not use Nickel Cadmium batteries (Ni-Cad) because they are harmful to the environment and are likely to be banned soon within the European Union.

The trade off between NiMH and Li-Ion batteries is essentially between performance and cost. Many of our customers are switching to Li-Ion batteries but they are more expensive. Li-Ions have a greater energy density. This means they weigh less and are smaller in size than NiMH batteries. These are important factors for extreme sportspeople. Also, Li-Ion batteries perform better with high wattage lamps because they maintain an even voltage during high current discharge. They are also more environmentally friendly than NiMH technology.

The extra performance of Li-Ion comes at an extra cost. For this reason manyLumicyclecustomers still prefer NiMH batteries. We are in tune with our customers? needs and that is why we offer both technologies.

Which type of battery holder ? bag or bottle?

Lumicycle offers two different types of battery storage for its lighting systems. These are a bag system designed to be attached directly to the frame and a bottle system designed to fit in the bottle cage on the bicycle. The correct choice depends upon the rider profile and does not affect the price of the system.

They bag option is often the one chosen by off-road riders. The cam-lock straps allow the battery to be securely attached to the frame. They also keep the bottle cage free for a drinks bottle which may be advantageous for long rides. Bag holders may also suit riders with unusual frame shapes. They are more adaptable and can be attached to various points on the frame.

Bottle holders are often the choice for road riders. They are especially popular with commuters as they can be fitted and removed very quickly. If bottle holders are used off-road, a strap should also be utilised to further secure the system.

Below is some technical information which may help users decide which type of battery storage is most suited to their needs.

For NiMH Batteries

Technical Specifications

Frame Mount Battery

Bottle Cage Battery

Material

PVC backed Cordura

Plastic

Colour

Black

Black

Length

130-170mm (depends if leads are in or out).

205mm

Width/ Diameter

37 mm

75mm

Height

57mm

N/A

Weight

690grams

735grams

Standard Lead Length

600mm

800mm to Y Split
then 230mm each leg.

Number of Leads

1-3

1-3

Fixing

Straps and Q/R Buckles

Sits in bottle cage.

Excess Cable

Coils up in bag

Coils up in bottle

Custom Lead Lengths

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For Li-Ion Batteries

Technical Specifications

Frame Mount Battery

Bottle Cage Battery

Material

PVC backed Cordura

Plastic

Colour

Black

Black

Length

130-170mm (depends if leads are in or out).

205mm

Width/ Diameter

37 mm

75mm

Height

44mm

N/A

Weight

460grams

500grams

Standard Lead Length

1000mm(single lead)
500mm (two leads)

1000mm (single lead)
800mm to Y Split
then 230mm each leg
(two lead).

Number of Leads

1-3

1-3

Fixing

Single Velcro strap

Sits in bottle cage.

Excess Cable

Coils up in bag

Coils up in bottle

Custom Lead Lengths

Call us.

Call us.