The Cycle Lumenator is our brightest light by far. With four Cree XP-G LEDs driven at 750mA, this device puts out a stunning 1000 lumens of light. We designed it for people who want to ride at night on the same footing as cars, motorbikes, and other vehicles on the road. The beam angle is wider than most bike lights which tend to have a sharp focus to a single spot, so the Lumenator will brighten the entire terrain ahead of you, not just a small circle on the pavement.
The latest Cycle Lumenator model has multiple brightness levels but notice that the Cycle Lumenator at full brightness can be overwhelming to oncoming traffic on dimly lit separated paths. Care should be taken to either reduce the brightness via the remote button or angle the light sharply down when riding in friendly situations to not offend approaching cyclists and pedestrians. The smaller (1 watt range) LED light is a good alternative for being seen on bike paths, parks, and other places where people rather than vehicles are present and more subtlety is required.
Cycle Lumenator Features
Cycle Lumenator Specifications
The included mounting bracket can also be used to install two Lumenator lights side by side in order to achieve 2000 lumens, in case 1000 isn't quite enough. We offer the 'Dual Lumenator' with a Y splitter cable that allows both lights to be run from a single tap into the power bus.
Power from Cycle Analyst
The included 5.5x2.1mm DC Power cable can be wired directly from the Cycle Analyst by opening the CA and soldering the red and black wires to the CA's V+ and Ground pads. Since the CA and Lumenator are usually both located on the front handlebars, this saves running the cable down to the battery pack. If you don't have a Cycle Analyst, you can make an Anderson Powerpole tap for use with Powerpole systems, or wire in to whatever connectors or terminals you have available on your battery.
The internal DC-DC converter of the Cycle Lumenator efficiently steps down any input voltage in the range 15-100V into a constant 750mA current source driving the four Cree XP-G LEDs in series at about 12.8V. Click on the graph to the left to see the input current requirements of the light over its full input voltage range.
The light housing gets pretty hot, is this normal?
It is normal that the Cycle Lumenator housing will get pretty warm when the light is on. Even though these Cree LEDs are remarkably efficient, there is still several watts of heat to dissipate through the housing of the light. In flowing air, the casing temperature will rise about 25°C above ambient, while if the light is left on when the bike is still the casing can get 50°C warmer than ambient. That will feel hot to the touch, but all of the components inside are rated to take these temperatures and more so there is no worry. For best practice, turn the light off when the bike is sitting still, especially indoors.
Can I run it from the hub without a battery or with a dead battery?
Yes, if you have a direct drive hub motor (Nine Continent, Crystalyte, Wilderness Energy etc). The Cycle Lumenator can even be powered by a standard unregulated bicycle generator/dyno-hub. Due to the significant power requirements, the light will flicker while the bike is getting up to speed, especially with a regular 3W dyno-hub. Let us know if you are interested in using our lights with bicycle dyno-hubs.
Can I run the Cycle Lumenator from a 12V source?
12V is enough to power up the light, but the full power of the Cycle Lumenator is only attained at 14V and above.
Is there any way to dim the brightness level?
Yes, the new Multi-Mode lumenator has a remote handlebar button that lets you cycle through three different power modes and turn the light off without moving your hand from the grip. The lowest mode draws only 100mW and provides for a good 'be seen' light, the middle mode draws 2 Watts and provides decent illumenation without being excessively bright to oncoming traffic, and the high mode unleashes the full 1000 lumens.