Light On Expedition

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Light On Expedition 1000 helmet and bar lights – $800

Helmet or bar light separately – $409

Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar
Light On Expedition 1000 $409 500 4hrs NiMh 131g 704g 823g 0.61 1.22

Light Meter charts and comparison table available here.


Light Head and Battery Close ups:

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Mounting options:

The Expedition 1000 for $800 includes two lights. One is for the helmet and the other one is for the handlebar.

Light Meter Measurements:

Each Expedition light rated at 500 lumens scored an impressive 41 lux. This compares 33 lux for the Niterider Trinewt and 33 lux as well for the Dinotte 600L.


  • Very Bright and very wide beam pattern
  • Excellent weatherproofing
  • Excellent, Made in the USA quality
  • Helmet mount sits very low for great obstacle clearance
  • Big rotary switch is good for gloves and inclement weather conditions


  • NiMH battery is very heavy
  • Runs hot and is not ideal for summer desert weather
  • Same ‘flood’ helmet light is not ideal. A narrow beam would complement the bar mount much better
  • Switch on the Battery is inconvenient when helmet battery is placed in the camelback

Bottom Line:

This light was made for the commuter market with the worst weather conditions. This should perform that task very well. For trail riding, the flood light on the bar is awesome. The helmet light does have some weaknesses and two of these heavy batteries will hold you back on steep hills. But match this bar light with a bright spot helmet light and you will be very pleased.

Beam Pattern Photos:

Expedition 1000 on Bars, Expedition 1000 on Bars and Helmet

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Expedition 1000 Bar only


Beam Pattern rollover and side by side comparison page available here.

Value Rating:

3.5 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

4.25 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

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A word from the Manufacturer:
The best qualities and competitive advantages of our light:1. Very rugged and built for reliable day to day use.2. Warm white color.3. Wide angle beam pattern with even spread and no hot spots. We
tested different lens angles and I believe we picked the right balance between width and depth of the beam for most riding conditions.4. Compact and lightweight light head. We kept the depth as shallow
as possible. This allows for mounting on the front brim of your helmet instead of the top of the helmet. The light head is not on top of your head to snag low hanging branches.5. Easy to twist mounts on the handle bar and helmet. This allows
you to change the aim of your light when riding conditions change or when you want to avert it from the eyes of others.6. Can be mounted under the bars on bikes with road style drop handle
bars. This keeps the top of your bars clear of clutter.7. Rotary switch with easy to grip knob. Simple operation
on/low/high. Works great with gloves and cold fingers.8. Industrial grade connectors are rated for long life, water
resistance, and won’t come loose while riding. A light system is only as good as its individual components.9. Will continue to run beyond 16 hours at a very low level.10. Battery charges in 1 hour and 15 minutes.11. Easy installation/removal from handle bars.

12. Made in USA.

Our customers can count on getting a high quality product that can be used reliably on a daily basis for years to come. We provide excellent lighting on the trail and on the road. Our light is easily moved from one bike to another so use it on your commuter too. Be highly visible in traffic.

These lights are available individually for handlebar mounting. The Commuter 500 Lumen light sells for $409.00 each and the Commuter 400 Lumen light sells for $359.00 each. As always, Free Shipping!

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Thank you,

Brian Engelen

Owner, Light On!

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