Hope Vision 1 LED front light review

Another great product from the British company, we take a look at the Hope Vision 1 LED front light

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A great minimum run time, with the option to use AA batteries, make this British-made light a fantastic option.

Reasons to buy
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    Comes with a simple handlebar mount, as well as wrist strap and helmet mount

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    Changes mode when running low on battery to warn the user

Reasons to avoid
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    Slightly on the heavy side

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British made in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, Hope’s products are renowned for their considered design and build quality, as well as exceptional after-service.

The Hope Vision 1 LED front light  doesn’t disappoint on these fronts; its robust construction and powerful beam make it suitable for repeated use through whatever the darker months throw at it.

It comes with a simple but sturdy quick-release bar mount, as well as a wrist lanyard and fixing for helmet — although at 130g it could start to feel heavy on the head with time. Handily it also takes AA batteries, which is good for emergency use, although nothing but the best quality 2500m Ah NiMH AA battery is recommended to prevent sudden power drain.

We tested with Hope’s own-branded batteries and charger which can be bought together with the light for £119.99. On the matter of power, the unit automatically switches to power saving (and warning) flash mode when running low.

Contact: www.hopetech.com

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