Busch & Müller Top Fire helmet lights comprise four flashing LEDs attached by cables to a clip-on switch that houses a CR2032 battery. They’re not a substitute for conventional lights but as an extra visibility aid, whether commuting or time trialling, they’re great.
You stick the LEDs into your helmet vents with the adhesive pads provided and fasten the coin-sized switch to a helmet strap – behind one ear, perhaps.
You need to take more care when putting on your helmet, but if an LED comes loose it’s easy to stick back in. We found that the LEDs ﬁtted well in the vents of a Bell Meteor Aero helmet (fastening the switch to the internal cradle) as well as in more conventional helmets. You could probably ﬁx them in other places too such as under a saddle or on the back of a recumbent seat.
Run time is around 100 hours, and they weigh 18g, including the battery.
|Name||Topfire Helmet Lights (09)|
|Brand||Busch & Muller|
|Type of Battery Required||CR2032|
|Manufacturer's Description||The patented TOP FIRE is the easy way to be seen at long range cyclists and inline skaters. It will be the cyclist in particular who will appreciate the special product benefit offered by the TOP FIRE. Featherweight at no more than 18g including the battery - the 4 LED flashing signals are too light to be even felt. Attaching in seconds the tiny self-adhesive LED casing can be attached to rear or lateral ventilation orifices of the helmet. The thin - flat cables can be easily routed to the chin belt via the inner helmet surface to connect to the flat, round cell housing with on/off button that is attached by clips or adhesive strap.|
|No Of Batteries Required||1|
|Battery Power Supply||Yes|