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Explorer 2018

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Elegantly designed CNC machined Explorer 2018 cases now features a unique two colour anodised finish - highlighting the beautiful lines of the light which makes it stand out from the 2017 models. Both the main body and the rear cover have been completely re-designed this year to further improve waterproof sealing in even the most demanding of rides. It still retains the integrated glare reduction 'Eyelid' and is manufactured from the same billet aircraft grade 6061 aluminium as previous models. Building on its multi award winning pedigree we now use the very latest CREE XML2 LED's in this unit to provide crisp white light with the additional bonus of being able to "render" greens much better (by use of a special LED type that has a secondary peak wavelength in the blue/green part of the visible spectrum) - a very useful feature when riding fast through trees or undergrowth. The ARM Core processor at the heart of the LUMDRV3 circuit has specific hardware acceleration for LED management ensuring that the high power LED units used in the Explorer are always operating at maximum efficiency whilst at the same time ensuring that the LED's are not over driven ensuring very long life times, in addition the LUMIDRV3 circuit also enables multiple lights to be linked wirelessly together for single switch operation.


This unit is completely modular and compatible with all existing Lumicycle batteries and chargers. This hugely powerful 3 LED lamp will produce up to 3500 Lumens on *smart boost. It uses CREE XML2 LEDs to become an extremely bright single Lumicycle Lamp. The Explorer 2018 has more pronounced penetration and width beam compared to the Summit range, making it ideal for both straight tracks and gnarly single-track. It can also be used on city streets, urban environments and dark country lanes (although its real home is off road). This lamp unit is ideally suited to the rider who is looking for a light that produces exceptional brightness with excellent width and length beam.


Our own team currently has upgraded to these lights, as they are truly exceptional in every regard. They can run in a permanent boost mode of 3000 Lumens making them astonishingly bright or a 3-minute smart boost mode of 3500 Lumens.



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Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: This is for the Explorer 2018 light only, it does not come with a battery or a charger. With our lights and batteries being modular, our existing customers have the option to use previously purchased batteries with this system. Or if you prefer choose as part of a better value "pack" such as Explorer 2018 Enduro Pack.

The Explorer 2018 external features now boast a two colour anodised finish, improved internal thermal performance and waterproof sealing. The light features six easily selectable power modes including Flash and a special Smart Boost mode designed for 3-minute sprints, the Smart Boost delivers maximum performance at high speed. At customers request the 2018 Explorer now also indicates the state of battery charge when you first connect the light. Improvements in the LED driver software also increase the efficiency of the explorer 2018 enabling greater run times - especially if coupled with our new 3.4Ah or 6.8Ah battery packs (also new for 2018). Working together this increases run times by up to 20% whilst still maintaining industry leading brightness. We have worked closely with CREE to identify a very special version of the XML2 LED used in the light - which has a high element of green/blue in its spectrum - whilst not obvious to your eye when riding (its just a crisp white light), but if you are riding through trees or foliage you will notice that the branches and leaves will become much more obvious. The Smart Indicator software has also been enhanced for 2018, providing light output mode and battery health indicators on the back of the lamp.

One of the beauties of the lamp is simple, rugged up/down toggle switch that allows the user to easily (even with heavy gloves) go up or down through the power modes without the need to cycle through unnecessary settings.

Features:

  • Three CREE XML2 U3 LEDs.
  • Up to 3500 Lumen output power (Smart Boost mode).
  • ARM Core processor with RF capability.
  • 20° Off Road Mid Beam ideal for singletrack.
  • 6500K – 7000K Colour temperature, special CREE LED
  • Custom driver circuitry - 95% max efficiency
  • Six Power Modes: flash, low, mid, high, boost, timed 3 min smart boost.
  • Up and down positive non-cyclical switching.
  • Smart indicator featuring mode selection and dynamic fuel gauge.
  • Positive safe switching enabling selective up and down levels.
  • Improved thermal management software.
  • Hold switch to turn off so no accidental blackout.
  • Two Tone Anodised finish.
  • Adjustable quick release bracket.
  • Compatible with all existing Lumicycle batteries and chargers.
  • Ideal size and performance for all off-road use.
  • Conceived, designed and manufactured in the UK.
  • Synergy of quality components.

Our 14.8 v Li-Ion batteries come in two capacities our Enduro 3.4 Amp/h and our Extender 6.8 Amp/h. Our Lithium-Ion batteries packs are made using the very highest quality Panasonic/Sanyo cells. The battery pack is the heart of any bike light system and we have found using these cells results in battery packs that typically last between 5-7 years when used and stored correctly.

Explorer 2018 MODE FLASH LOW MID HIGH BOOST SMART BOOST
LUMEN OUTPUT 150 400 1100 2200 3000 3500
POWER (WATT) 1 2.6 6.6 14.7 24.6 28.3
Enduro 3.1Ah (2017) RUNTIME (HR) 40.7 15.4 6.6 2.75 1.65 3 mins
Enduro 3.4Ah (2018) RUNTIME (HR) 51.7 18.2 8.4 4.6 3.4 3 mins
Extender 6.2Ah (2017) RUNTIME (HR) 81.4 30.8 13.2 5.5 3.3 3 mins
Extender 6.8Ah (2018) RUNTIME (HR) 102 36.4 16.8 9.2 6.8 3 mins
Bottle 6.2Ah (2017) RUNTIME (HR) 81.4 30.8 13.2 6.6 3.3 3 mins
Bottle 6.8Ah (2018) RUNTIME (HR) 102 36.8 16.8 9.2 6.8 3 mins

Note the run time estimates are calculated based on fully charged batteries, depending on actual power level mode selected these times may alter and are intended for a guide only.

2018 Improvements:

You can read about the 2018 improvements to our systems by clicking here.

Instruction Manual:

You can access an electronic version of the instruction manual by clicking here and the RF network setup and operating guide by clicking here.

Weight:

Lamp with Q/R bracket weighs 146g.

Brightness comparison to a Ferrari 458 Italia on Full Beam - (Use Slider to compare)

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