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Customer reviews for Exposure Spark Mk3 Front Light w/RCR123 Charger, Quick Release Mount and Lanyard

Exposure Spark Mk3 Front Light w/RCR123 Charger, Quick Release Mount and Lanyard

Overall rating:
4.667 / 5
4.7
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5
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Exposure Spark Mk3 Front Light w/RCR123 Charger, Quick Release Mount and Lanyard
Review 1 for Exposure Spark Mk3 Front Light w/RCR123 Charger, Quick Release Mount and Lanyard
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sam77
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Flexible, you need nothing more

Posted14 August 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Compact, light, super bright, and flexible in that it has seperate rechargable batteries but you can also buy standard batteries to fit in case you run out of juice. Need to be careful to aim well down when using on urban streets as they could be dazzelling to oncoming traffic. Bike mount could be a bit better, but works perfectley as it is and if needed a more substantial unit can be bought.
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Review 2 for Exposure Spark Mk3 Front Light w/RCR123 Charger, Quick Release Mount and Lanyard
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Bigbananafeet
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Fantastic light, ideal for commuters.

Posted05 April 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
The Exposure Spark is a clever little light that's ideal for use if you have a short commute.
The build quality is top notch, something I come to expect from Exposure now that i own a few of their lights. It has a lightweight machined aluminium case and is sealed against the elements with decent O rings.
Due to its small size the light leaves your bike very clean looking with no cluttered up handlebars. It's also very quick to fit or remove using the supplied mount when either swinging your leg over or parking up your steed. I've gone from using a "Magicshine type light" to combination of the "Exposure Spark" and an "Exposure Flash" . I find this is far easier to use compared to the faff of wrapping the "Magicshine type light" cable around the bars and trying to hang the battery bag.
I use the "Spark" on full power and the "Flash" on the pulse setting. I find I'm far more visible with the eye catching flash but I can also see with the tight beam the "Spark" emits. Before with the "Magicshine type light" I had to choose between either the flash or beam mode. This also gives me some redundancy in my system should a light fail or batteries die prematurely etc. I think I'm also less annoying to other road users as the "Spark" beam is less floody and quite tight directing the lumen's where I need them, i.e. on the road. Due to this I wouldn't recommend the "Spark" as an off-road light except maybe as a helmet light.
I only mark this product down ever so slightly as I find there is a drop in my battery life compared to my old system. I used to be able to squeeze a full weeks commute out of one charge whereas I'm now only getting about 2 or 3 days. I find I get about 1.5 hours life out of a set of re-chargeables running at full power. The light is quite clever though as the button changes colour to display your remaining battery life. It also will automatically switch mode to a far more economical setting when things get very low. Bear in mind though that as it doesn't have an integrated Lithium battery you can carry a couple of very small and light batteries with you, effectively doubling or tripling and so on the run time.
Would definitely recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Exposure Spark Mk3 Front Light w/RCR123 Charger, Quick Release Mount and Lanyard
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Anonymous
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Bristol

Eye catching

Posted06 February 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great, effective
Tiny bit larger than Flare I had previously, but hopefully more reliable, as has positive click on/off button. Still very compact compared to most and also useful for un/locking in dark, etc if clipped to lanyard. Particularly suitable for commuting/leisure riding in better light/lit areas, as not so bright that it dazzles others, but bright enough to light road properly. Even bright enough to pick out a nail on tarmac if you're not going too fast (inadvisable on small city streets at night anyway). Best of all is attention it gets in both constant and especially flashing modes. I overheard 2 comments from pedestrians who thought I was on a motorbike in only the 1st month. 1 of these was in daylight! Car drivers seem to think similar and slow down and keep away almost to an embarrassing degree. Better too much space than not enough if you're the cyclist though. Truly this is 'Exposure' as in 'better level of public profile'.
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