No doubt, E-Bikes are the hottest thing on 2-Wheels recently. It foresaw a bull market and will get hotter still, and a “surge” from 2020-2023. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, then demand has greatly accelerated, so does electric bike headlight.
Along with the e-bikes become more and more used for commuting and sporting, the safety issues come to the fore. Headlights are one of the most critical safety gear for every cyclist. As a transport that riding on road, just like auto vehicles & motorcycles, headlights have to be functional of seeing and to be seen well.
Let’s talk about what key points of a SAFE electric bike headlight must-have.
Brightness: enough to see and be seen on the road
As a new industrial development, most of the current electric bike headlight market is generally based on bicycles. The bicycle lights are in regard to the illuminance from 40lux – 120 lux. They are exactly very dangerous, compared to an E-mark electric bike headlight that with 420 lux (1,550 Lm). Because electric bikes are generally much faster than bicycles.
It depends on the motor they use. E-bikes can reach up to 25 km/h for the most common commuting, or up to 45 km/h by speed pedelecs. Moreover, they might even faster for sporting.
“The brightness of bike lights is measured in lumens, and you’ll need anything from 700 lumens, though 1000+ lets you ride closer to your summer speed as such a beam gives you more foresight.” —-CYCLING WEEKLY
According to the UNECE regulation, E-mark electric bike headlight which approved by TUV ECE R113 Class C can be applicable on 11KW e-vehicles & even for 125cc motorcycles legal on road. So, you should know E-marked headlights are the TRUE SAFETY GEAR for speed riding, and the opposite as well. For sure, your safety is worth to have bright light with REAL TUV E-mark approval.
EMC is a mandatory provision for electric bike headlight. It is more important than ever because the core heart is an electric system, motor, controller and display, etc. Thus, true EMC approval protects the whole electric system working smoothly and without interference for external devices as well.
Some headlights claim CE on its body. But as Wikipedia mentioned, CE is a self-certification and an administrative marking. It indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). (It is not a quality indicator or a certification mark.)
E-mark UNECE R10 (regulation of requirements for electromagnetic compatibility) is the MARK that has to be used on motor vehicles. It means and represents the highest EMC standard as vehicles.
Furthermore, E-mark ECE R10 approval applies to the European market and beyond (more than 50 countries are concerned including, outside Europe, Australia, Japan, the Russian Federation, etc. ).
Besides, there’re headlights exist which claiming they have EMC ECE R10. But we got some complaints from the e-bike factories. They told us the lights they bought interfere badly. That’s the reason we ask your attention, make sure you get the real E-mark ECE R10 headlights.
Durability Quality Test
E-bikes are used for commuting or sporting, different terrains & weathers would be experienced inevitably. Do you know that how is a durability electric bike headlight created from BRIGHTSTARTW?
Constantly tests make the quality assurance that second to none! Therefore, we did tests round and round!
Quality tests based on SAE FMVSS108 J571
*S220.127.116.11 Heat Test
*S14.5.1 Vibration Test
*S18.104.22.168 Temperature Cycle Test
*S14.6.9 Sealing Test (After completion of sealing test, a sample confirmed to be sealed need not meet the corrosion test, dust test, or humidity test.)
*Salt Spraying Test (ASTM B117-73)
For testing detail you can refer to our blog:
EXCELLENT DURABILITY for great working on any terrains & conditions!
Ref: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Ref: Fmvss Standard No. 108; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.
In a conclusion, the faint electric bike headlight will put you in danger of bad vision. A bad EMC headlight will affect the electric system, even braking control. The unstable quality might make the light accidentally failed during the riding.
Above all, for you and your family’s safety, a TUV E-marked durability bright electric bike headlight is worth the money!
Then you can just feel free to enjoy your adventure & trip!