Hercules - a brand that has been long associated with affordable and durable bicycles in the Indian Market has recently launched a range of bicycle accessories across various categories. One of the most basic requirements, for any cyclist, is a powerful set of lights. They are important to see and be seen, especially when riding early in the morning or in the evening! Hercules has an affordable set of front and rear lights, in the market. We got the opportunity to review this product, read on for our thoughts.
The front light has an ultra bright, white 3 Watt LED light which has a 200 lumen output and is powered by three ‘AAA’ batteries. This light has three function modes including a ‘blinking’ mode. The Rear Light in this combo comprises of 3 powerful red LED lights, and is powered by 2 ‘AAA’ batteries. This light has 2 modes, blinking and steady. A set of batteries is included in the box.
Both, the front and the rear lights are strong enough to see and be seen in low-light riding conditions and are easy to operate with the click of a button.
These lights from Hercules are well designed, durable and lightweight. With an IP44 waterproof design, the front light can be used in monsoons and in wet riding conditions. In terms of compatability, the front light has a base which fastens onto the handlebar with a adjustable screw, which enables it to be mounted on a wide range of handlebars. Furthermore, the light is fastened to the mount using a thick resistance rubber band and can be detached easily when not in use. The rear light has a bracket at the back of the light which is mounted on the seat post under the saddle, and this light and can be detached easily when not in use.
The front and rear light set from Hercules is an ideal light set for cyclists looking for long lasting, durable and powerful lights for regular city rides, as well as for long distance rides. A huge advantage of these lights is that being battery operated they can be depended on for longer tours and remote location long-distance rides, provided you carry a few batteries with you as back-up. The Hercules Light Set is priced at Rs. 1,999 (as on 17th August 2019).
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.