How Is A Mountain Bike Light Made? | GMBN Tech Exposure Factory Tour

How Is A Mountain Bike Light Made? | GMBN Tech Exposure Factory Tour


Lots of tech goes into the mountain bike lights that allow us to continue riding through the darker months. Doddy got the chance to take a look around the Exposure factory to see just how they are made; checking out the design processes, raw materials, and machining that make up a bike light 🔧

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54 Comments on "How Is A Mountain Bike Light Made? | GMBN Tech Exposure Factory Tour"


  1. I cant wait to see the quality put into exposure lights. then I can find out why they are so expensive. 😂

    Also do you think you can get a completely non laser-etched and non anodised light

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  2. 5000 lumens is all well and good but a phone light is all you need to see 3cm in front of you. Aim for the bushes!

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  3. Could you also check out Lupine? In my mind they are way more useful and better quality. Have my Pico mounted constantly under the visor of my Fullface and just add the battery to the back when light might be needed.

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  4. 240€ for that small one? You what mate?
    Been super happy with my 10€ bike light + 10€ headlamp from Aliexpress. Super bright, great adjustments, battery powered.

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  5. Just had my 7 year old diablo and maxx-d refurbished, back to A1 as new for a relatively low cost. They really are the best lights!

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  6. As a bikepacker i wish that Exposure could update their dynamo light the Revo.

    It’s would be beneficial to have a USB socket to power other devices/battery pack. A on off switch for the light to choose either to power the light or the USB socket. Also to have a power input, so if you need better light on uphills you can power the light directly from a power bank.

    Every light they are making has been upgraded apart from the Revo, maybe make a basic Revo and a advanced model for those that want extra features.

    Thanks

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  7. Happy with my 2012 Sixpack (2000 lumen). It had an early issue where it sometimes wouldn't turn on after a full charge but a free firmware update cured that. It's a great light.

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  8. The good thing w an external battery is that you can upgrade the head unit as needed, and the weight sits lower

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  9. I packed an Exposure 'Switch Mk3' for my 1200+ mile bike-packing/touring/camping trip from Lands End to the north of the Shetland Islands. The light had worked fine during my training for the trip (not that I did much training in the night at all), but it failed by 2 weeks of my 10 week trip. Probably due to moisture ingress. Maybe moisture from inside the tent during the night or when on the bike during the day. Maybe I charged it while on the bike (I forget whether I did) and moisture got in. But after this failure I know I'll need to treat any light with kid gloves. Not to protect the light from rocks, but to protect it from moisture. It's the small things that get at it!

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  10. Well no mentions on the mounting? Maybe look for "Seth bike hacks exposure" maybe this video wasn't paid.

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  11. People that complain about the price are riding Halfords bikes.
    Quality costs. Innovation costs. Keeping manufacturing in your own country costs. Buying cheap from Ali Express doesn't put anything back into the industry or economy.
    Think bigger. Save longer. Keep the wheels turning.

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  12. A like yuor video guy Doddy gran comparativs the yuors lintersns and tod yuor mercad of thes tecnologis for bikes and products only good materials of thes goods Factorys #bike's and exelents bike's and a good secrets 🗣️yyyaaa amis guy's. Saluds of the Santig of Chile 🇨🇱 nice day #gmbn

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  13. Shiiiiit! Hadn't realised Exposure was linked to USE… used to run a blue USE seatpost back in the 90's!

    Every day is a school day 🙂

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  14. They look great except for the charging port, I wish it used USB C or even wireless, especially for the high price. I'll stick with my helmet mounted Bontrager ion pro rt 🙂

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  15. 1) Who's batteries (18650 Cell brand) are they using?

    2) How Long can it run at 5000 lumens before it automatically turns itself down?

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  16. I think they didn't show the part of the manufacturing where they inject the Pixy dust and unicorn farts to power these things, what happened to simple and reliable, way too much imo

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  17. I just looked up the price. I know weed is now legal in many places, but damn, how much did they have??!!

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  18. Wow great insight to what goes on at Exposure Doddy.
    I can now understand (had an idea why) why Exposure lights are priced as they are.
    Always wanted some
    Great video Doddy and #GMBNTech

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  19. sorry exposure, I'm loyal to Fenix. Maybe if you make something like the discontinued BC30 you will find a niche. I hate that all the new lights have built in batteries or separate packs. I will always prefer a light with removable 18650s, so I can carry an unlimited amount of extras in my bag if needed.

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  20. Every Exposure light in the test showing SIGNIFICANTLY less output than claimed. https://www.lezyne.com/support-led.php

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  21. I’ve wanted an Exposure light for around a year now but they sadly are just too expensive,although they would be great for Ireland🤙🤙🤙

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  22. Cool lights! Gotta go for my ali man though for that price I could light up my entire trail 😂

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  23. I would hate it if my light dimmed when I slowed. That's exactly what my generator light would do

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  24. The only lights I use they are worth every cent, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great light

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  25. Is there some significance to the name Exposure in Sussex? There is a high end Hifi manufacture of the same name nearby.

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  26. Great lights. I seem to find with my Diablo it's superb on highest setting, but if it's freezing winter out (normally the time of year I'm using lights – dark after work), the battery doesn't last as long and I can rinse the battery in less than an evening ride. So half the time on an evening out I'm too scared to run it on full barely ever, else I'm forever poking with it, then I defo can't ride as fast without the brightest mode, and then half the time end my ride with most of the battery left! D'oh! I'm considering one of those 6-pack jobs as my mate has one and never has to worry if it'll last, and it auto dims and properly says how long is left too (and it seems quite accurate). Gonna be at least the summer with nice light evenings by the time I'd have spare money for one though as it's thrice the price. >_< 

    P.S. For the record, for road riding where I just wanna be seen, not see lumpy roots and features at high speed I can happily run at the lowest of the 3 default settings of my diablo or joystick and it works a treat.

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  27. Nobody needs 5,000 lumens on the trail (except for wow factor to show you have the brightest light in the group). All that does is produce insane amounts of glare off the surroundings back into your face. Sorry, but it's a lot of marketing gimmick. Want 5,000 lumens on your bars cheap? Try the BLF Q8 with a custom mount.

    (Active member of the MTBR Lights & Night Riding forum.)

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  28. Nice video but they so expensive. Sure they better than cheap Chinese ones but 5 or so times the price and lots super reliable ones out there. Plus external battery has so many advantages. Better to save on lights you use for few months of year and put to other bike parts 😉

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  29. Another thumbs up from me for Exposures after sales service – I needed a light repaired (Id dropped it several times so no criticism) and they dis a full repair, resolder, software update etc etc (basically would have been easier for them to give me a new one!) and total cost was around £12 including return postage. I was really pleased to find they were Sussex based as used this as an excuse to save the postage and cycle out there from Brighton!

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  30. Interesting. I am actually in the market for a light that doesn't take an external battery strapped to the bike. I just wonder what the battery life is.

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