Xeccon are new to the UK but have a strong history in quality lighting products – including diving torches – as well as a plenty of experience in illuminating the way for both on and off-road cyclists.
Although new to us here at RCUK Xeccon are an established player globally, with a reassuringly good track record of reliability, weather resistance and spares back up.
In fact, Xeccon are confident in the lights they produce. Prototypes go through various simulated test conditions, evaluated and specifications tweaked. Every unit is built, checked and sent to the test rooms where they are left running for hours before being boxed and ready to ship.
Now Xeccon have picked up a UK distributor, so expect to see their lights, which come with a 12 month warranty, in a bike shop near you. We’ve had a look through the range – here are five key lights for the autumn/winter season.
Xeccon Zeta 1300R front light
Xeccon’s most powerful lights are the Zeta models. The 1300R here is the base model with a 1600R and incredibly bright 5000R at the top of the range.
Primarily designed for off-road riding and suitably robust for the job, a light such as this, with 1300 lumens on tap, also offers versatility for the road night rider who wants to ramp up the output for increased visibility when descending at speed on unlit and potentially rough lanes.
The ability to scroll through the output levels is really easy – a wireless remote switch can be placed almost anywhere you want. That means you can always have it to hand to ensure you’re riding with the most suitable light output whether on a slow climb, a fast descent or negotiating a busy city centre.
Four light levels and a strobe mode comes with burn times of between 3.5 and 38 hours. A full recharge will take five hours.
The Zeta’s compact aluminium body gives it a high quality feel and the unit is supplied with mounts for handlebars, helmets and action cameras, along with a longer second lead. For most road riding, a bar mounted light with the battery strapped below the toptube of the frame will be the most suitable set-up.
The Xeccon Zeta 1300R comes in at just shy of £100, giving you plenty of lumens for your money, while the 1600R is £139.99 and the 5000R costs £189.99.
Price: 1300R £99.99 (1600R £139.99, 5000R £189.99)