At the 24 Hours of Exposure race last weekend in Newcastleton, event sponsor Exposure Lights unveiled the all-new Six Pack, a mighty six LED light which is fresh from the drawing board.
The light was literally finished the Wednesday before the event, but it was enough to give us an indication of how Exposure aim to raise the bar of what is possible with LED technology and its unique all-in-one design. The notable details are that it pumps out a blinding 1800 lumens, nearly twice the MaXx-D’s 960, with a new array of six LED’s.
Burn time is going to be in keeping with the system familiar to Exposure owners currently, so 3-hours on high, 10-hours on medium and 24-hours on low. Weight, including the bracket, is somewhere in the region of 500g. And the price? Well, that’s expected to be about £450.
Don’t go rushing to your nearest bike shop just yet however, availability isn’t expected until late August at the earliest. However if you are heading to either Bontrager 24/12, Mountain Mayhem or Dusk ’til Dawn this summer, there will be the chance to get a closer look at the new light.
As I mentioned earlier, I got a chance to put the Six Pack through its paces on a couple of laps of the 24-hour race, and first impressions are outstanding. In fact, the first time I switched it on, when it was finally dark enough in the singletrack, I almost fell of my bike in shock!
The beam of light swamps the trail ahead with a perfect consistency and a good range to reach far enough ahead that you really have no excuse for not riding at daylight speeds. There’s a decent spot area to pick out trail obstacles right in your path and, even on the medium setting it’s brighter than the MaXx-D on its highest setting. I can see many 24-hour racers eyeing up this light. It’s no wonder then that my most enjoyable laps were those completed at night with the Six Pack.
Exposure Lights have once again raised the bar.