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Old 04-18-17, 08:50 PM   #1
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Anyone Using Exposure Strada 1200 or 800 Lights?

I'm looking for remote control lights and came across the Exposure Strada 1200 and 800. They look like they will do what I want.
STRADA 1200 | Exposure Lights

STRADA 800 | Exposure Lights

Anyone familiar or have experience with these two products in particular? Reliablity? Quality?

I'm not interested in suggestions to use a dynamo or anything that isn't ANT or Bluetooth remote control but looking for feedback on these products specifically.

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I purchased a Strada 1200 and will report back once it is in use.
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The Exposure Strada 1200 is disappointing.

The Exposure website claims "cable free design" but this is somewhat misleading as it refers to the fact that the battery is inside the light and doesn't have an external, wired battery pack. The "Remote control" switch however, is hard wired to the light. There is no ANT or Bluetooth wireless remote control.

The mount seems nice but no way to adapt to a GoPro mount. This is a major omission.

The bottom line is that the beam pattern is all wrong. It is super bright but the light is spread out to the sides too much, like a flood lamp. Exposure calls it a "road beam" and it lights up the side of the road and the top of my front tire almost to the hub. It doesn't throw enough light forward however, for confidence when riding fast, downhill, etc., and the design makes me wonder if anyone at Exposure actually rides at night in any place other than a well lit urban environment.

My Light & Motion Urban 800 has more usable light due to a superior beam pattern. I will be purchasing a Light & Motion Urban 1000 when they are released.

3 hour burn time on high and 24 hours on low is the only reason I may keep it.


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Here is how they describe the light on the website:"Tailored for tarmac the Strada range sets the pace for any road ride." So it is definitely not for dowhhill or any mountainbiking. If you need something one piece design with flat beam and long range, maybe you could check the RAVEMEN PR1200.
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I never said anything about mountain biking.
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No you didn't but they were just comments just in case others who might use it off road might be searching... But thanks for clarifying.
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