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Exposure TraceR USB Rechargeable Rear light With DayBright

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Product Description

The Exposure TraceR rear light is the ultimate answer for the cyclist who needs a super compact rear light, with USB convenience and superb build quality. Featuring Optimised Mode Selector, 3 brightness levels, side illumination and Fuel Gauge displaying the remaining battery life using a traffic light system making it clear when you need to recharge, the Exposure TraceR ensures you stay visible, both day and night, in the urban jungle and on rural roads.

The Exposure TraceR is a super bright USB charging rear light.

Key Features:

  • Its compact design, high power, wide angle visibility and ultra-reliability have made it an award-winning product.
  • The TraceR features Optimum Mode Selector with 3 brightness modes in constant or pulsing beams.
  • It has a Fuel Gauge using a traffic light system to make it clear when it's time to recharge so you can be safe and seen.
  • Exposure Lights have always been designed to get the maximum light from minimum sized unit and Cable Free Design with single button operation ensures this is maintained.
  • The Trace and TraceR can be brought together in the Trace TraceR Pack and the TraceR can also be mounted under the saddle using the Saddle Rail Bracket.
  • Recommended Use: Road & Commute

Specs:

  • Max Lumens: 75
  • Run Time: High – 3hrs | 24hrs (Pulse)
  • Battery: Li-Ion 700mAh
  • Charge Time: 4hrs
  • Dimensions: L – 57mm x D – 28mm
  • Weight: 35g

Technologies:

  • DayBright
  • Cable Free Design
  • Intelligent Thermal Management
  • Optimum Mode Selector
  • Fuel Gauge
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Made in the UK

In the box:

  • Exposure TraceR rear light
  • Seatpost bracket
  • Micro USB charge cable
  • Quick start guide

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

Exposure TraceR USB Rechargeable Rear light With DayBright Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.2
out of 5
4.17
Build Quality
4.33
Performance
4.22
Value For Money
3.94

Customer Reviews (9)

5
Nice and bright
by Anonymous user on 07/09/2020

Very pleased with this, visible for miles and miles

Very pleased with this, visible for miles and miles

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
2
Rear light
by C C on 17/07/2020

Very fiddly on off switch. Not very bright. Not impressed

Very fiddly on off switch. Not very bright. Not impressed

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2 out of 5
Build Quality: 2/5
Performance: 2/5
Value For Money: 2/5
4
Solid little unit
by Steven W on 22/06/2020

Good build quality. Performance is good but overall lacking features these days.

Good build quality. Performance is good but overall lacking features these days.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
4
Good light with some minor flaws
by Anonymous user on 11/06/2020

The negatives - 1. The charging port access is very fiddly. Not sure how long it will last until needs a replacement rubber seal/ring 2. The light is very directional. 3. The bracket has limited angle adjustments 4. Clip on and off could have been much simpler The positives - 1. The charging port and switch is waterproof seems like you can drop it water and expect no water ingress 2. Build quality is solid 3. Very easy to access the modes and functions without endless cycles when you want to pick the right mode 4. Very handy battery level indicator 5. Very bright and sensible run modes Overall I recommend this product.

The negatives - 1. The charging port access is very fiddly. Not sure how long it will last until needs a replacement rubber seal/ring 2. The light is very directional. 3. The bracket has limited angle adjustments 4. Clip on and off could have been much simpler The positives - 1. The charging port and switch is waterproof seems like you can drop it water and expect no water ingress 2. Build quality is solid 3. Very easy to access the modes and functions without endless cycles when you want to pick the right mode 4. Very handy battery level indicator 5. Very bright and sensible run modes Overall I recommend this product.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
solid & bright little light
by Martin m on 08/05/2020

Works well, long battery life and usual exposure high quality. Last one did 3+ years of daily commuting & off-roading before failing so have just ordered a replacement. Only negatives are the rubber cover for usb/switch which is fiddly (you need to be 100% sure is replaced correctly to seal the light). Also the on off switch eventually became a little erratic (presumably water ingress) and failed which was the reason for replacement. But overall well worth the money.

Works well, long battery life and usual exposure high quality. Last one did 3+ years of daily commuting & off-roading before failing so have just ordered a replacement. Only negatives are the rubber cover for usb/switch which is fiddly (you need to be 100% sure is replaced correctly to seal the light). Also the on off switch eventually became a little erratic (presumably water ingress) and failed which was the reason for replacement. But overall well worth the money.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Off-road in winter, cheap lights just die
by Anonymous user on 04/11/2018

Just ordering a second one , I like to night ride to get to woods and penines bridleways roads are required a reliable bright light like this warns off non caring motorists, Mine has been covered in mud and wet 5 or 6 times so far and it still works as intended while cheaper lights just die

Just ordering a second one , I like to night ride to get to woods and penines bridleways roads are required a reliable bright light like this warns off non caring motorists, Mine has been covered in mud and wet 5 or 6 times so far and it still works as intended while cheaper lights just die

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Built for British winters...
by Anonymous user on 05/10/2018

My Exposures are the only lights which have managed to consistently survive wet British winters. Well worth the money, as other lights (cheap and expensive) die on me between a couple of rides and 3 months, which is obviously a safety issue on winter nights as well as an irritation. Not sure what the reviews above are about. Turning them on is incredibly simple and the "how-to" is even embossed on the lights, as can be seen from the pictures!

My Exposures are the only lights which have managed to consistently survive wet British winters. Well worth the money, as other lights (cheap and expensive) die on me between a couple of rides and 3 months, which is obviously a safety issue on winter nights as well as an irritation. Not sure what the reviews above are about. Turning them on is incredibly simple and the "how-to" is even embossed on the lights, as can be seen from the pictures!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
on & off
by Anonymous user on 30/09/2018

i recently brought one of these lights well made brilliant light when you can get it turned on the button is made for little fingers for the price i am not impressed

i recently brought one of these lights well made brilliant light when you can get it turned on the button is made for little fingers for the price i am not impressed

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
4
exposure tracer rear light
by Anonymous user on 22/09/2018

brilliant light super bright ,nice sturdy mounting bracket well made. my only grip is the light is the devils own job to tun on

brilliant light super bright ,nice sturdy mounting bracket well made. my only grip is the light is the devils own job to tun on

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Rear Lights Buying Guide

 

Rear Lights Buying Guide

Rear lights are essential for riding in an urban environment, many will use them in daylight to aid saftey when riding in busy traffic. At night, a flashing rear light can been seen clearly by other users on the road.

With one attached to the seatpost it can be good to have another on the chainstay, backpack or helmet. 20 Lumen would be sufficient for commuting in urban areas. For those living in darker areas or riding on dimly lit roads, a rear light closer to 100 lumens would be best.

Take a look at our Rear Light Comparison Tool to help you choose the right bike light for your needs.


Lumen Ranges

While front lights can reach up to and above 1000 Lumens, at the rear anything from 20 to 100 lumens is plenty. Multiple rear lights are the best way to be seen from behind, especially when on the flash mode.

For comparison, the full moon on a clear night is about 1 lumen, a smartphone's backlight is around 20, and a single standard car headlight is 1200 lumens.

A road cyclist adjusting their seatpost/saddle. A bright rear light is mounted to the seatpost

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.


Side Visibility / Beam Spread

Bike lights will often mention having side visibility that adds safety to the light, often more common with rear lights the beam is designed in a way that spreads light out to the sides, manufacturers might give this in degrees, for example, 120° visibility.

The beam pattern of a light can be different, some are more like a spotlight, while others offer a wide spread, some even give a combination of the two.  

Use our Rear Light Comparison Tool to see the differences in a real-world situation.

Narrow-Wide Beam Spread Comparison

Runtime Ranges

Modern low output LED lights last a very long time depending on the mode selected. An entry-level light could have a run time between 1-20 hours depending on mode. The flash mode of a light will give the longest run time, and this is perfect for a busy urban environment where being seen is more important than seeing.

Mid-range lights can last up to 80 hours, more than enough for a commute, and reassuring when you forget to charge or cannot find a USB lead at work.

A road bike with a rear light connected to the saddle's rails

High-end lights give incredible performance when the situations demand the best. Extremly high output and variable modes to maximise run time.

To compare popular lights we have made a Light Comparison Tool to show the differences.


Batteries and Charging

Power your lights

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. A rechargable battery is often charged with a standard USB lead, this makes them incredibly practical to charge, you could even charge from an external power bank or dynamo hub on longer trips.

Bike light and charging cable

A rechargeable bike light set used to be far more expensive, but there are now many cost effective and compact units available which recharge from your computer with a USB cable. A USB bike light set is a brilliant option for commuters, who can boost them at their office desk during the day.


Mounting Options

Smaller lights generally come with a flexible rubber mount that is part of the light itself, these are robust and offer a quick and easy way to mount to different sized handlebars and seat posts.

Some rear lights can be mounted to backpacks, helmets or panier bags, this is a great way to raise the level of the light up to the eye level of drivers behind.

Road cyclists with rear lights mounted to backpacks and seat posts

Others will come with a bracket that fixes to the bike in the same way, but the light itself is removable. Again this style is quick and easy to remove the light for charging, but with no need to move the straps from your bike.

Other powerful and heavy lights can come with a more robust mounting bracket that securely mounts to the bike with a bolt. this bracket then has a quick release option for the light itself. For off-road riding, this is essential as the bike light will be solid in position and not moving around over rough terrain.


Waterproof Rating

The majority of bike lights are given a waterproof rating. They can be a little difficult to understand but will always start with the letters IP. This stands for Ingress Protection, this is then followed by two numbers. The first number is the rating for the protection from dust and small particles. The second number is the rating for the protection from a liquid. The higher the number, the more protection is offered.

Two cyclists riding in wet conditions

A light with a rating of less that IP64 might not be the best idea for protection in UK weather. A light with a rating of IP63 will allow water spray in at certain angles, but a light at IP64 is protected against spray from any direction. The larger the number the more protection so a light that is rated at IP67 can handle full submersion in water up to 1 meter deep.


Wearable Lights

Extra visibility

If you commute on lit-up city streets, rear lights are more than essential. To have a second light high up and in the eye-line of drivers and other road users is a very good idea. With reflective clothing and/or accessories like backpack covers and jackets, adding a wearable rear light will really make you stand out. Most backpacks will have a loop or somewhere to secure a light, using the strap or mount that come with the light.

Rear light being worn on a backpack

Usually not a concern for MTB riders, nothing extravagant is needed for the rear, just so the rider can be seen on any road or path that might lead to the trail.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

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.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

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.