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Firefox is an Indian bicycle brand which has made its mark with entry-level, performance focused and stylish bicycles. Firefox’s recent release of accessories has been a success so far, with essential items needed for all cyclists. From their electronic accessories section, we got our hand on the Firefox Electronic Horn which we put to test on busy urban roads. Read on to know how the horn faired.
The Firefox Electronic Horn is very loud, 120 decibels to be specific. As a comparative example of noise levels, a standard chain saw is recorded as 120 decibels. Anything more than 130 decibels is scientifically the threshold point for a human to start experiencing pain. But this is only when the sound is right next to the ear.
This horn is kept far away from a rider’s ear on the handlebar was loud enough during the test, making it easy to make yourself aware to motorists, pedestrians and other cyclists on the road. There are 2 kinds of sounds in this horn, which can be changed by an easy click at the back of the horn. This electronic horn runs on 2 AAA batteries which is included with the light. While the battery running capacity is solely dependent on the frequency at which a rider uses this horn.
This horn can fixed to the handlebar using the clamp provided with it. This clamp can be loosened and tightened by a screw which can be done with your hand and does not need any tool for it. The horn slides into the top of this clamp and it does feel steady without any loose movement. The clamp has a rubber line on the inside which prevents any scratches on the handlebar. But the size of this clamp makes it difficult to fit it on bulky handlebars and towards the centre of the bar.
The switch to operate the horn is connected by a wire. This rubber button is simple and looks aesthetic. The wire is lengthy and hence can be easily stretched to the end of the handlebar according to where you want it to be. The button is fixed to the handlebar using a stretchable rubber strap which is quite strong.
This horn is easy to install and is loud. Loud enough that it will take time as a rider to get used to the loudness. You might get some stares on the road for having such a loud horn on a cycle, but when it comes to the cyclist’s safety this loudness will be a saving grace. There are 2 sound options and a long wire to keep the rubber switch wherever you want it on the handlebar. Priced at just Rs. 443, the Firefox Electronic Horn is easily the loudest budget horn with a value for money price tag.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.