Reelight is suitable for 85 % of all bicycles. The exceptions are bicycles with large disc brakes and bicycles with only a few spokes. Reelight bike lights are not suitable for mountain bikes with shock absorbers. If you are not sure whether Reelight can be mounted on your bicycle, send us an email with a picture of your bicycle and we will advise you.
The various Reelight models comes with different magnets in regards to design. This means, that on some bicycle models it may be difficult to achieve optimum mounting due to the thickness of the spokes or other issues, so that you need to get very close to the magnets to achieve an effect. Fine-tuning or additional magnets may remedy the problem.
All Reelight lights work without batteries and in all types of weather. Your choice should be made dependent on where you intend to use the lights. If you need to be seen on small, dark roads, the SL500 and SL600 series are very suitable. If you also need to see in the dark, our RL700 series is an excellent choice.
The backup function needs to charge the first time it is in use. You need to ride the bike for 10-15 minutes for it to charge fully and so that it will flash for a few minutes after you stop. If you use your bicycle every day, the backup function will always work. However, if your bicycle is idle for a week, you need to cycle a short distance for it to charge again.
The light in Reelight SL100 is slightly brighter than the light in Reelight SL120. Reelight SL100 converts all power into light immediately, whereas Reelight SL120 uses part of the power to charge the capacitor.
Reelight SL100 flashes dependent on the bike’s speed. When you cycle faster, the light flashes faster. At a normal speed of approx. 20 km/h, the flashing frequency is at approx. 200 flashes/minute. Reelight SL120 flashes at a fixed flashing frequency of 120 flashes/minute.
Reelight SL120 is sensitive to very precise mounting. It is important to ensure that the distance between the magnet and the light does not exceed 3 mm. You should also be aware that the capacitor is completely empty when you first put Reelight SL120 into use. When SL120 is put into use for the first time, we recommend that you ride the bike for about 15 minutes in order to charge the capacitor.
You may find that the rear light does not flash as brightly as the front light, as the LEDs in the rear light require more energy. The capacitor is empty at delivery, and in order to charge it as quickly as possible, you will need to make a long, quick trip the first time you go out on the bike. This will help clarify whether the light works as it should.
SL100 comes with 1 magnet per wheel and adding an extra magnet will make the light flash faster.
SL120 comes with 1 magnet and adding an extra magnet will charge the PowerBackUp faster.
SL200 comes with 2 magnets per wheel and adding an extra magnet will make the light flash faster. If the 2 magnets cannot be distributed evenly, it might improve the balance of the wheel to add an extra magnet.
SL120 comes with 2 magnets and adding an extra magnet will charge the PowerBackUp faster. If the 2 magnets cannot be distributed evenly, it might improve the balance of the wheel to add an extra magnet.
SL500 & SL600 come with 2 magnets per light/dynamo and if the 2 magnets cannot be distributed evenly, it might improve the balance of the wheel to add an extra magnet.
RL700comes with 3 magnets per set and if they cannot be distributed evenly, it might improve the balance of the wheel to add an extra magnet.