Beema AS-2000 bike light - in brief review£147.99

Updated twin-LED lamp gives good power for the price

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Beema’s updated twin-LED lamp is extremely powerful for the price but doesn’t skimp on features.

A new spot and flood lens set-up produces broad peripheral coverage with less halo effect than last year’s light and an OK reach for speed work.

It throws lots of light down in front of the wheel and in the mid-distance, which makes it comparable with lights that cost double the price, especially when using it on slower or rockier terrain. The three power modes are separated by a flash mode, which is irritating though.

Recessed lenses reduce upward glare. The O-ring mount and bag battery are simple to fit, and generous run times are indicated by the main switch changing colour.

Reliability has been excellent on all sets of Beema lights that we’ve used, making the AS-2000 pretty near unbeatable for the price.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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