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Cateye Sync Core 500 Lm Front Light

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Product Description

Control and synchronise

Key Features:

  • The heart of the SYNC lighting system
  • Premium textured polycarbonate body
  • 500 Lm output for maximum visibility
  • Superior side-on visibility for added safety
  • Customise modes via the SYNC app
  • Power button communicates pairing & battery info
    • GREEN ON – other lights are paired
    • OFF – paired light(s) disconnected
    • GREEN FLASH – low battery on rear light(s)
    • RED FLASH – low battery on Core headlight
  • Mode: Output, Runtime
  • High: 500 Lm, 2 hrs
  • Middle: 150 Lm, 9 hrs
  • Low: 100 Lm, 15 hrs
  • Daytime HyperConstant: 500 / 100 Lm, 18 hrs
  • Flashing: 100 Lm, 130 hrs
  • Charging Time: 3-6 hrs (USB 2.0)
  • Weight: 94g incl. Flextight bracket

    Genuine Innovation From The Market Leader - A Smarter Solution For All

    CatEye SYNC is an easier, quicker and safer lighting solution for all types of cyclists, from commuters to enthusiast riders. CatEye SYNC offers:
  • Multiple lights in SYNC
  • Just one touch SYNCs all
  • Smarter visibility, day or night
  • All angles, covered
  • Be seen all-round, year round

    Road Safety Research
    CatEye’s utilises data from the Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis in Japan. This important data is relevant to all modern cities with commuting cyclists across the globe.

  • 78% of all fatal accidents occur in the daytime.
  • Crossing collisions are most frequent, but rear-end and left / right turn collisions are also common.
  • 87% of human-factor accidents are caused by a delay in noticing the cyclist.


    CatEye SYNC means:

    Synchronised:

  • CatEye SYNC is an easier, quicker and safer lighting solution for many types of cyclists, from commuters to enthusiast riders.
  • CatEye SYNC means easy on/off – all lights can be turned on/off through one switch on the front light. No separate remote required.
  • CatEye SYNC makes you stand out – synchronise the flash timing of rear lights for improved visibility to other vehicles on the road, day or night.

    Customisable:

  • CatEye SYNC is compatible with Smartphones, using the CatEye SYNC app to set up and monitor up to 7 SYNC lights.
  • Exclude modes you’re not going to use on the front SYNC Core light
  • Synchronise the SYNC rear lights so that they flash in unison.
  • Synchronise the SYNC rear lights to all activate in Kinetic mode.

    Communicative:

  • The CatEye SYNC app includes battery level information for all SYNC lights, all communicated through the SYNC Core front light switch.
  • The SYNC Core monitors power levels and connectivity, eliminating any worries over whether your rear lights are still illuminated and synced while riding. No more checking behind you!
  • The CatEye SYNC app’s “Find Me” mode identifies which rear lights need charging if you are using multiple numbers of the same rear light.

Note: Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

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Front Bike Lights Guide

 

Front Bike Lights Guide

If you ride lit streets and roads after dark you will need lights so you can be seen by other road users. If you ride roads and paths with no street lighting then a front light will be needed so you can see, not just be seen. The brightness of a light is measured in Lumen.

Mountain bikers who wish to ride trails in the dark will need two super-powerful front lights. Front lights almost always have a more powerful output than rear lights.

Lumen is the measure of the brightness of a light, though it is worth noting that not all brands measure in the same way. The lens has a massive effect on what we see lit ahead, some lights will have a widespread while others will be more of a spot.

We have a lights comparison tool and rear lights guide to help you choose the right bike light for your needs.


Commuter/Road Lights

What to look for

If you commute on lit-up city streets, you will need lights to be seen by, rather than to see by. A front light with around 100 lumens should be enough for city commuting, over 400 Lumen will be best if you ride fast or you live in a darker area. Add lumen to your front light requirements up to around 800 for a totally dark cycle path.

The more lights you have, the more visible you will be to traffic so ideally, you should have more than one light with one on flash mode so you are seen clearly at junctions and crossings by other road users. Flashing lights are much easier to see by others especially when it is raining.

Road cyclist with a bright front light

Off-road Lights

Ultimate illumination

If you're a mountain biker and want to venture onto the trails after dark, you won't have any street lighting to guide you. That's when super-powerful front lamps with rechargeable batteries come into their own. Lighter units have the battery built into the light body, while the longest lasting and most powerful lights have a separate battery unit attached to your bike, in a bottle cage mount, for instance.

One light on the bars and one attached to the helmet work best. lights in this category tend to have thousands of Lumens. At this High-end the battery technology has vastly improved usage and charging time over cheaper lights. The mounts are designed to cope with the rigours of mountain biking, with lenses that optimise the magnification and spread for trail riding.

Mountain biker using lights mounted to both the handlebars and their helmet

Batteries and charging

There are two main power sources for your lights: ordinary batteries such as AA which need replacing when they run out, or those with a rechargeable battery built in. Rechargeable lights used to be far more expensive, but there are now many cost-effective and compact units available which can recharge from your computer with a USB cable. 

This makes them a brilliant option for commuters, who can charge them at their office desk during the day. There are other ways to charge your lights. Dynamo hubs store charge from your rotating wheel. They do require a new wheel to be built but need no power source other than your own legs. Modern dynamo hubs have very minimal drag and are the perfect choice for long distance touring a bikepacking. There are even a few solar power lights for totally carbon neutral cycling!

A Knog light with an internal rechargeable battery that charges via USB

Technology

The majority of modern front lights use Lithium-ion batteries that give long burn times for relatively short charge time.
Most lights have different modes of power including a flash or strobe mode. Higher power modes will use more battery.

The lens has a large effect on the light, though there are variations most will give a spot with a wider but less bright halo around the centre.
Most modern lights especially those designed for off-road use will have a water-resistant rating with an IP number. In brief the larger the number the better protected against water and dust the light will be.

Lights commonly use either clamps or straps/bands to attach. For off-road lighting clamps are common helping the light stay in place over rough terrain, often featuring a quick release system.

Mountain biker using advanced Exposure lights on both helmets and handle bars

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

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Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.