Tumble and Fall Pro 1600L front light review£139.99

Bright and good value, but a few niggles

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The Pro 1600L is a well priced barrel of brightness, but it has some beam and button sequence issues. 

It uses the same broad plastic bar mount and over strapped helmet mount as the One23 but the chubby head unit contains four LEDs for a broader beam spread. Even for under £150 its reach is adequate rather than amazing though. 

Battery life is better than most and run time is clearly signalled by the glove-friendly backlit backswitch. The rubberised battery is easy to home securely too.

The beam pattern has a noticeable centre beam and outer halo pattern which leaves a dim mid-range that can be disorientating. You'll need to jump a scary 'off' moment between low to high settings too, but at least flash settings are separate.

Tumble and fall pro 1600l beam shot: tumble and fall pro 1600l beam shot
Tumble and fall pro 1600l beam shot: tumble and fall pro 1600l beam shot

Tumble and Fall Pro 1600L beam shot

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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