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Hope R4 LED Lights

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

Four Cree XPG LEDs flood the path ahead with up to 1000 true, measured lumens of uniformly distributed crisp white light. That’s 65% more light output than its predecessor – the original Vision 4, whilst also being half the weight and 30% smaller. Burn time with the standard 2600mAh battery pack ranges from 1:15 hours in maximum, to over 8:00 hours in low.
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Flat-spot

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2013

Strengths:    Excellent build quality
Beam spread

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
This is the first Hope light I have tried and it's a very impressive piece of kit, beautifully made,and surprisingly small. My other lights over the last 2 years have been some budget ebay Cree lights, Cateye, Lezyne and Magicshine. Not that the other lights have been bad, apart from the Cateyes but the quality and performance of the R4 is on another level entirely.
There are two modes, race and trail with three settings each and flash. The battery will last from 2.1/2-50 hours depending on which one is used. The beam spread is excellent without the central spot surrounded by darkness which is so common on other lights. In town the lower settings should really be used as the highest settings are overkill and are enough to seriously blind oncoming traffic. Out on the trail the second highest power will be enough for most situations.
The light is 100% weatherproof but the cable connector could benefit from a little silicone grease just to be sure. The R4 comes with a longer cable connector if you want the battery mounted somewhere other than the top tube or stem and a helmet mount and headband. The bar mount is cnc,d aluminuim and the light has a sprung bayonet fitting which makes for a secure vibration free attachment. If you are considering this light, get the endurance pack with the 4 cell battery, while the 2 cell isn't bad for the level of performance the 4 cell would be better and the Hope District 3 rear light can be run on the same battery with the cable splitter.

Fantastic light, with the exception of the price which isn't expensive for what it is but I'm a tightwad there really isn't anything bad to say about it.

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