The Ay Up V4 Adventure lighting kit is a great system, that’s simple, easy to use, functional, with loads of features, and it’s highly synergistic. The Helmet based Gecko mount system is pretty sweet, and is very lightweight, easy to install and use, and I really appreciated that I could split the twin light for a double stacked beam which was ideal for lighting up my viewpoint of the trail. The battery charger is nice and lets you charge two at a time, and the kit comes with a car plug, so there is no need to get extras. The whole system comes in a pod, with everything but the kitchen sink being included, which makes it quite the bargain, since you get two lights, a helmet, handlebar and headband mount and three batteries. I think this is the ideal endurance race system, due to its lightweight and long battery life, and the ease of swapping batteries out.
The Australian Ay Up company makes a great product, that is well made, with excellent features, and the only thing holding it back is the light output, and the lack of an ultra wide beam for the bars. They are releasing a 40% brighter upgrade in January, so I hope to get some testing on the upgraded LED’s?
- Easy to use switch
- Rotatable twin lights
- Gekco helmet mounting system
- Excellent charging system – car and home
- Excellent lightweight and long life battery
- Handlebar beam pattern needs to be wider
- Pod lacks carrying handle
- CREE XLamp XR-E LED’s underpowered
- Semi-permanent handlebar mounts
- Lack of extra Velcro pads for Gecko system
Overall Rating: 4 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Visit the Ay Up website at http://www.ayup-lights.com/