Solidlights 1303 review

They’re not called Solid lights for nothing either

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £300.00 RRP
Super-resilient with three power setting options

Our review

Solid performance, outstanding build quality, but quite expensive
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Top-dollar LED lights that are lightweight, bright, tough and different from the competition. They offer solid performance, and outstanding build quality, but they’re quite expensive.

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The housing for these Solid lights is an alloy box with three LEDs giving 1W, 3W and 10W of light. Run time varies on the setting you choose, with 10 hours life at 1W or 1.3 hours at full whack. You can use a second battery (133g) to give you 2hrs 45mins on full power. 

A full charge takes 3-4 hours, although an 80 percent charge takes only 90 minutes. Weight with a single battery is 295g. They’re not called Solid lights for nothing either: the manufacturer drove a car over one with only minor damage, so crash away.

The compact batteries are light enough to attach to the stem without upsetting your bike’s handling.

The square-shaped head unit looks rather bulky. The lights are bright, but they have a yellow tinge which you may not like.

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This doesn’t affect the distance of light penetration or the clarity, it just ‘feels’ different to ride into.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 1303
Brand Solidlights

Weight (g) 295
Dimensions 90mm by 42mm by 25mm
Battery Power Supply Yes
Manufacturer's Description For serious off-road riding and 24 hour racing, the 10 Watt Solidlights 1303 is the one to choose. It uses three LEDs and advanced control technology to make it one of the most powerful LED bike lights in the world. The lens system has been carefully designed to make the best possible use of the light output. It results in an intense centre spot which picks out every detail of the trail ahead, combined with a broad spread of light for great peripheral vision without dazzle. There's no need to choose between a spot and a flood beam, because the 1303 is the ultimate combination of both. The 1303 packs in more than three times the power of the 1103 with only 50% more weight. It contains a state-of-the-art digital control system which gets maximum performance from the LEDs, using information about the battery, the LEDs and the temperature to give them an optimal operating environment.
Waterproof Yes
Battery Life 10
Colour Black
Type of Battery Required Lithium-Ion
Position Front