So why buy or upgrade to a 2 LED Lumenator then? Well as you can see in the photo below the beam is much softer and spreads out wider on the Lumenator and so it lights up the trail and the sides of the trail much better than the more focused beams on the single LED lights which is really great because in our ideal set up you want a Lumenator on the bars to do the lighting up of the trail near the bike for your peripheral vision while you have a V2 or older V1 on the helmet with it’s more focused beam to light up that next trail feature further down the trail.

This is a fantastic way of training  your natural ‘target fixation’ instinct to look further down the trail rather than focusing on a single rock, ditch, root or tree stump causing you to ride right in to it, as happens all the time to lots of riders even good ones! This definitely takes time to develop, but ‘hey’ we have a pretty long winter here in North Wales!

One of the great thing’s is that for the price of most other 2 or 3 LED lights you can get yourself both a 1LED V2 and a 2 LED Lumenator to have this ideal set up if your just getting in to riding your bike at night. If you already have a single light at the moment then it’s really a small upgrade cost to run this two light set up If you really want to develop your instinctive riding for next summer. In the spring you won’t even notice that your looking further down the trail, riding more relaxed and working with the trail rather than fighting it. This new state of riding you could enter is often called ‘flow’

XML 1LED V1 & V2’s

Lumenator 2LED

Got to admit we’re not really techie people either, if ‘stuff’ works we use it if not it gets replace, relatively simple safe way to live we think! if you want to know all the tech stuff / prices and all that check out Smudges site here, just click the photo:

To see the light working actually on the trail check out this fun little vid we made to try and show you the difference between them and also how to use them properly:

So thats it, MTB Batteries Lumenator 2 LED light = cheap, useful, works, reliable, helps you ride better, can even give you wings!

If you’re new to riding your bike at night check out

our ‘Top Tips’ vid on night riding here too, just click

on the photo:

If you would like any help or would like to talk to

us about coaching over the winter then simply e-mail

us by clicking the logo below:


Big ‘thanks’ to our good friend Pete for the photography work, check his site out here:


‘Top Tips’ for MTB night riding



The New Lumenator 2 LED lights (on the Right in  the Picture, Original V1 on the Left) are smaller and neat looking, they work really well and you don’t have to toggle through the slightly annoying strobe setting  every time you want to adjust the power on them which is a really neat idea too. (it has it’s own on off / button, Orange one in the pic below)

Power adjustments are 100%, 70%, 40% and 10% useful for climbing and when you just don’t need the full 2,00 lumens. They run off the same reliable batteries too, with a 3hr burn time on full power which we have never had a problem with, actually managed to do two 2.5hr rides on one charge as I like most of us forgot to charge them!

We have had no problems with the connectors either, even in the biblical showers we have been caught out in so far this year!