Electron are launching a new commuter light that we reckon is going to clean up this autumn and winter.
The Terra has an output of 120 lumens which is enough not only to get you noticed in town but also to light the way on unlit roads and cyclepaths when you’re going at a fair old clip. Unlike many high-power lights, the Terra’s lamp unit has side windows that ensure you get spotted at junctions and make it road-legal without the need to use a supplementary LED.
The run time is 9hrs on full beam and 18hrs on low power, and the on/off button glows red to warn you when the battery level is down to 15%, giving you plenty of time to get home before you run out of juice.
That little plate on the top of the lamp unit is replaceable so if you flip the bike over to sort out a mechanical and scratch it up, you can always fit a new one. And although we didn’t get much time to play with the Terra, adjusting the angle of the beam seemed perfectly simple.
The Terra 2 is a similar set up but with two independently adjustable lamps – one spot and one flood. We guess the looks are always going to be a matter of personal taste but we think both systems have super-cool. styling. We can’t wait to try them.
The Terra will retail at £74.99 while the Terra 2 will be £99.99.
Mat has worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.