Fortified Bicycle Alliance introduces anti-theft bike lights
Who wouldn’t like bike lights that can be kept on the bike all the time without the risk of them getting stolen? There is no doubt that bike riders will appreciate such an invention especially those who travel regularly at night. For such riders, Fortified Bicycle Alliance, a Massachusetts-based bike lights manufacturing company have introduce their new products in the form of Aviator headlight and Afterburner tail light. Both these lights made their debut back in late 2013 where they were launched on Kickstarter and successfully raised the funding amount to enter into the production stages.
These lights were recently reviewed by Gizmag to see how they perform in real outdoor conditions. Both Aviator and the Afterburner comes in two variants: Standard with head and tail lights delivering 150 and 30 lumens respectively whereas the Boost version put out 300 and 60 lumens. Made of aluminum, these anti-theft bike lights uses a proprietary set screw that lock them onto your bike. They come equipped with built-in rubber pads to provide grip and protection to the bike’s finish.
Easy to operate, the Aviator and Afterburner bike lights features bright/steady, bright/flash modes and eco/flash modes. However, the Aviator comes with a battery-saving eco/steady mode also. Powered by its own USB-rechargeable 850-mAh 3.7-volt lithium-ion battery, each light offers up to 40 hours of use on one charge. The bike lights promises to perform in worst of the road and weather conditions, all thanks to their water- and shockproof aluminum construction.
If you are looking to get one of these bike lights by Fortified Bicycle Alliance, the Aviator/Afterburner Boost will set you back US$129 and the standard version of these lights will cost around $99.