Electron Terra 1 front light review

Minimal headlight

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £74.99 RRP | USD $120.91

Our review

Tight focus but just enough light for off-roading in a neat, high-value set
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This new minimal headlight is a versatile, high-value intro to nocturnal off-roading.The small head unit houses a Seoul LED that gives a tight focused spot with peripheral halo to keep things in context.

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There’s some random light/dark variation across the beam but it’s enough to ride off-road safely, as long as you’re sensible with your speed. There are low power and flashing options for road use plus side vision slots to improve visibility in traffic.

Battery life is outstanding, so you’ll rarely see the ’20 percent left’ warning light. The lightweight, compact Li-Ion battery is a great easy-to-fit feature at this price, but it takes ages to recharge so plan ahead. There’s also a double-head spot-and-flood Terra 2 option (£99.99) for more spread and versatility.

Electron terra 1 front light beam: electron terra 1 front light beam
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For more information on how we tested this year’s crop of lights, see our latest buyer’s guide to mountain bike lights and Tested: 30 high-power mountain bike lights.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Terra 1 front light
Brand Electron

Description • The perfect light for the serious commuter and entry level off-road cyclist • High power Seoul LED handlebar mounted head unit • Huge 120 lumen light output with tiny power consumption for great power to runtime ratio • Engineered reflector for a great spot light pattern • Compact, light weight and water resistant headlight design • 3 modes - high, low and flashing • Advanced Sanyo Li-Ion battery with runtimes up to 40 hours on low, 10 hours on high and 70 hours on flashing • Li-Ion batteries are lighter, more reliable and more compact than lead-acid or Ni-Cad alternatives • Built in smart charge and protection circuit • Low battery indicator provides warning to make sure you're not caught out in the dark • Versatile stem or frame mounted battery • Head unit has a quick release bracket • Enhanced side visibility for on-road use • UK mains fast charger included
Weight (g) 267
Features LUX: 156/49, RUN TIME: 11:09 , WEIGHT: HEAD-85G, BATTERY-181G