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Thank you for choosing to ride with a Laserlight! We designed the Laserlight to increase a bicycle's minimal footprint on the road, so we hope that you're duly anticipated, seen and accommodated by other road users.
We always invite feedback so please do get in touch with your thoughts and suggestions - just drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. In fact, we insist! Don't be a stranger.
Here are a few things you should know about your Laserlight:
Handle lasers with care. Don't use your Laserlight for any purpose other than on your bicycle
Never view the laser through optical instruments (binoculars, for example) and do not aim at reflective surfaces
The Laserlight should only be operated by adults or children under supervision
Don't attempt to repair the Laserlight, open the casing or tamper with it. If you require help, please contact us first, as tampering could be harmful to you and will void your warranty
Never look directly into a laser beam or shine it into anyone's eyes. The Laserlight's optical element diffuses the energy of the laser beam to be eye-safe if used correctly, but caution should always be exercised. Never shine the laser beam at other vehicles or aeroplanes. It can be distracting and dangerous - enough said
The beryl Laserlight is equipped with a class 3R laser according to standard IEC 60825. It is classified as a IIIa laser product compliant with 21CFR chapter I, subchapter J. It has output power of <5 mW and a wavelength of 510-525 nm.
Unlocking your Laserlight
The lock/unlock feature on your Laserlight means that you won't have to worry about your Laserlight accidentally switching on in your bag or pocket. Your Laserlight is will be locked when you first receive it. You can lock and unlock the Laserlight by pressing and holding both buttons for a couple of seconds then the white light will slowly flash twice.
For lights shipped before 31 December 2015:
You cannot use the laser out of its bracket on the bike. We've designed it this way for safety and to save your battery. If you'd prefer to watch how this is done, then check out our quickstart video here:
Turning on your Laserlight
Your Laserlight is unlocked and your bracket is correctly mounted. To switch the laser on, first make sure that your Laserlight is firmly mounted in the bracket by squeezing the Laserlight's trigger and dropping it into the hole on the top of the bracket in a forward-facing position. Release the trigger and it will click into place. Remember that the Laserlight must be attached to the bracket for the laser to switch on.
There are two buttons on your Laserlight's control panel; the laser button (top) and the LED button (bottom).
The white LED Light
With the Laserlight still mounted in its bracket, press the LED button to turn it on. There are three white light modes: steady 100 lumens, steady 300 lumens and flashing 100 lumens. Press the same button a fourth time to turn it off.
Always turn the white LED light on before the laser, even if you subsequently turn the white LED off.
Now press the laser button. There are two laser projection modes
Turn everything off by holding the LED button for two seconds.
Mounting on your bicycle
When setting up the bracket on your handlebars you will first need to select an insert: Your bracket is supplied with three rubber inserts, allowing the bracket to fit a variety of differently-sized bars from 22mm to 32mm diameter. The first thing you need to do is to select the correct rubber insert for the size of your handlebars and fit it to the bracket.
When you're happy with the setup, the bracket can be left in place on the bars and the Laserlight can be quickly uncoupled from the bracket with the minimum of fuss.
|Thinnest rubber insert||Large bars up to 32mm diameter (31.8mm is the most common handlebar diameter)|
|Thickest rubber insert||Small bars down to 22mm (including Bromptons and folding bicycles)|
|Medium rubber insert||Everything in between|
Loosen your bracket: Loosen the bracket's bolt until you can open it fully and fit it around the handlebars, with the bolt facing the rider. Attach it as close to the stem as possible, and never attach it to a curved or tapered section of the bars.
Tighten on your bars: Tighten the bolt with the supplied hex key until the bracket fits the bars but is still free to slightly rotate. Clip your Laserlight into place and turn on the white LED followed by the laser projection. On a flat surface, adjust the angle of the bracket by hand until the projection is the desired distance in front of your handlebars (we recommend five metres). Fully tighten your bracket in this position - you should only need to do this once, so make sure it is properly tightened the first time.
There is a second bolt on the underside of your bracket called the yaw bolt. This bolt will allow you to adjust the left-right angle of your projection if you're fitting it to curved or unusually-shaped bars. Whether you need to adjust this or not, you will need to tighten this bolt before your first ride so please make sure that it is fully tight.
Your Laserlight will be partially charged when taken out of the box, so that you can check that it's working properly. Before your first ride, be sure to charge the battery fully using the provided USB cable.
Your first charge: Plug the green USB cable into a computer USB port or a standard USB charger. Place the other end of the cable onto the two raised magnetic pins on the Laserlight's control panel (you can attach this either way around as the pins are polarity independent).
Two tiny indicator lights will begin to flash around the charge pins to confirm that the light is charging (if it doesn't, try tweaking the end of the lead). The green indicator confirms that the Laserlight is charging, and the blue and red lights will turn on at different times to display the battery level during charging. Charging time will vary, but a full charge cycle should take approximately four hours.
To check the amount of charge in the battery, press the LED light button briefly. The coloured indicators around the charge pins will display the remaining battery life for three seconds. A single, brief flash of the red indicator means that the battery is too low for the light to operate at all.
|0 - 20%||Red flashing|
|20% - 50%||Steady red|
|50% - 80%||Blue flashing|
|80% - 100%||Steady blue|
* These percentage figures are approximate
|Maximum charging current||600mA|
|Voltage||5V - 5.25V|
It is possible to charge the Laserlight using a number of USB adaptors that draw power from a wall socket. However, please check the suitability of your charger before you first use it. The charging current is defined by the charging circuit inside the Laserlight, so there is no strict requirement but there is a maximum charging current that it can cope with.
The charging current and voltage should be clearly marked on the device somewhere. Please make sure that the USB charger you use is stable and conforms to USB charging standards and monitor the coloured indicator charging lights regularly.
Short of time? When you can't wait for four hours, remember that charging your Laserlight even for just half an hour is a good idea. This could give your battery enough of a boost to last for a few additional hours.