The Recon HL 1600 is in a hotly contested category in the bike lighting market place. New contenders are out there with similar, and sometimes better, feature sets. As always, ‘caveat emptor’ when looking at this category, but the Recon HL 1600 is a solidly built, reliable light. While it has a basic feature set, (unless you own the proprietary Giant computer which opens up more features), it holds its own at the asking price of $126.00USD.
I thought the light beam color and pattern was excellent. I ended up running this on the medium/800 Lumen setting, which to be honest, was more than bright enough.
The Recon HL 1600 is at the top of the heap in the range of Recon lights that Giant Bicycles offers. It is a “self-contained” light, in that the battery and emitter are all in one enclosure. Like many lights in this category, the internal battery is recharged via a USB cord.
Bontrager Ion 200 RT/Flare RT Lights: Quick Review- by Grannygear Every so often you see a manufacturer focus on a certain aspect of cycling, often not a bike itself per se, but something strongly related to our needs. When that happens, things can get better even if it does not make us lighter or faster […]
The Riding Gravel Light Round-Up: Light and Motion Imjin 800- by Grannygear Since there is only one sample left in our group of lights we began with, and since none of them have been my favorite light so far, then it looks like the Light and Motion Imjin 800 is my top choice for gravel […]
The Riding Gravel Light Round-Up: Light And Motion Taz 1200- by Grannygear While the Imjin 800 from Light and Motion first caught my eye as a potential gravel bike light, the TAZ was something I wanted to try as well. I liked the idea of the “optimized for cycling” beam pattern. Most lights for cycling […]
Editor’s Note: This time on our Light Round-Up we get down to the nitty-gritty and actually look at a light, this time from Lezyne. Grannygear gives us the lowdown following……. Lezyne 1100i Power Drive: Going Infinite. – by Grannygear I was invited to Lezyne HQ when they first began to manufacture LED lights many moons […]
Editor’s Note: Today we welcome Sam CNB as a new contributor to Riding Gravel. He has a deep knowledge and experience level with dyno, or as it sometimes is called, generator lighting. His entire fleet of several bicycles seems to be sporting those bulbous front hubs. Read on for Sam CNB’s take on this form […]
The Riding Gravel Light Round-Up: Setting The Stage- by Grannygear with Guitar Ted It’s a simple light choice, isn’t it? Maybe not. Let’s take a minute and talk about lights before we get into the reviews so you know where I am coming from. I have some things I have found to be true through […]
The Riding Gravel Light Round-Up: Introduction- by Grannygear with comments from Guitar Ted Gravel bike lights for night riding: Assessing our gravel riding needs after the sun sets. Press Release: “Go Gravel Or Go Home, an exciting and cutting edge company new to the rapidly expanding world of gravel, is proud to […]