Kickstarter’s been treating bike light developers kindly, with both Revolights and Blink Steady collecting well over double the cash necessary for startup. Barry Beams is yet another bike light project, but with a different premise — to be bright enough in the right places to replicate a car headlight. The LED beam pattern disperses light evenly from the focal point to the peripherals.
Designed to handle the demands of road racers undergoing high speed descents at night, it illuminates all immediate surroundings and objects up to one mile away. We don’t have the official product pics yet, as they’re still in the late prototype stage. We do have a few things though, like weights, settings, and luminosity. Click through the break for more…
Quoted power is 1400 + lumens, powerful enough to significantly brighten a road if dispersed correctly. Total weight is 214g and it features 5 brightness settings and six flash modes. The brightest setting gets you about an hour at 1400 lumens while the lowest setting gets you 52 hours. At the luminosity of a car headlight, it’ll run 2.5 hours. No times are quoted for flash modes.
Lithium ion batteries power the light and the shell pops open for swapping backup batteries on the go. Pricing will be $218 retail and they’ll be available at SomaFab. More at the Kickstarter page and Barry Beams website.