The Fenix BC35R is a high performance, rechargeable bike light and is capable of a maximum output of 1800 lumens on the burst mode and 1000 lumens on the highest constant mode which is turbo. It uses a XHP50 LED which offers an even and soft neutral white beam.
This bike light features an anti-glare cut-off facula line that produces a uniform soft beam that doesn't dazzle oncoming pedestrians or vehicles and also eases eye fatigue, making it safer to cycle at night. The cut-off line is angled so that the light projects forward at the same height as the light is at, and no higher.
What makes the BC35R stand out from the other cycle lights is the built-in anti-theft alarm. The alarm is enabled by inserting the security key into the pressure switch, ensuring the pressure switch is attached to the light and then simultaneously pressing and holding the + and - buttons for one second. Once the alarm is set, if the pressure switch or security key is removed the anti theft will activate and any movement of the light after 3 seconds will sound the 100-110 db alarm to notify the owner.
The audio symbol in the bottom right corner will have an X next to it when the alarm is disabled and the X will disappear when the alarm is enabled so you will always know if it is turned on or off.
The light is turned on and off by holding down the main power button for 0.5 seconds and while the torch is on the same button accesses flash with a double click. The + and - buttons step up and down through the brightness levels and the last used brightness setting will be remembered next time you turn the light on (except burst). If the battery level is too low the higher brightness levels cannot be accessed in order to reserve power and only become available again when the battery is charged to a sufficient level.
The handlebar mounted remote pressure switch features two buttons, allowing you to operate the light without removing your hands from the handlebars. Hold the square button down for 0.5 seconds to turn the light on and off and then each press cycles through low, mid, high and turbo. Double press this button to access the flash setting. The lightening switch gives instant accesses to burst for up to 20 seconds (or the highest brightness setting according to battery status) and once the button is released it will go back to the last setting.
The high quality Fenix handlebar mount features adjustable rubber shims to fit a wide range of handlebars and offers a quick detach function. It also allows for 30° horizontal adjustment and full vertical adjustment of beam direction. With both thick and shims it will fit handlebars between 22-28 mm, with just the thin shims it fits 28-32 mm and with no shims is fits 32-35 mm.
The super clear OLED screen displays battery charge status when you press the button once while the light is off and it also shows the remaining run-time for the selected brightness level as well as the brightness level you are on when in use. This information combined with the automatic downshift in brightness output when the battery level is no longer sufficient helps riders to manage remaining battery power so that they aren't left in the dark.
The BC35R 2017 has a built-in 5200 mAh 3.7 V lithium-ion battery that is easily recharged with the included micro USB cable. Simply pop open the rubber dust cover on the underside of the torch and insert the micro USB end of the cable, then plug the USB end straight into a computer USB port, or into a USB mains/car adaptor. If you use a USB wall adaptor it is recommend to use one with an output of at least 5 V, 1.5 A.
The OLED screen will display a charging icon and the current battery level. Once charged the switches will turn solid green. A full charge takes approximately 3 hours and once complete remember to insert the dust cover to ensure the light is weatherproof to the IP66 rating.
A versatile light perfect for all your outdoor cycling adventures.
Digital display of the remaining run-time and battery level
Instant burst activation with the remote pressure switch
Anti-glare cut-off facula line
Quick attach and detach handlebar mount
Detachable shims for different size handle bars
Low voltage warning and intelligent output downshift function
Low: 45 lumens; 28 hours run-time; 25m beam range
Mid: 150 lumens; 12 hours run-time; 45 m beam range
High: 400 lumens; 6 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 73 m beam range
Turbo: 1000 lumens; 2 hours, 12 minutes run-time; 122 m beam range*
Burst: 1800 lumens; momentary operation so no run-time available; 146 m beam range
Flash: 150 lumens
*The turbo run-time is the cumulative lab-tested time with the overheat protection disabled. In real world use the turbo setting will downshift in brightness if the temperature becomes too high.
Note: The above parameters are lab tested by Fenix and are approximate and may vary depending on the bike light, batteries and environment.
Type: LED cycle torch
Operating Modes: Burst / Turbo / High / Mid / Low / Flash
Luminous Flux: Up to 1800 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP50 neutral white LED
Beam Range: Up to 146 m
Batteries Required: Inbuilt 5200 mAh 3.7 V battery
Run Time: Up to 28 hours on low setting
Lamp Measurements: 119 x 50.5 x 31 (mm)
Weight: 283 grams (Including handlebar mount)
Body Colour: Black with silver bezel
Body Material: Made from aluminium alloy
Switch Type: On/off push button and +/- mode buttons
In-built Protection: Thermal protection circuit prevents overheating
Environmental: Weatherproof to IP66 standard (resistance to powerful water jet)
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix BC35R LED cycle torch x 1
Micro USB charging cable x 1
Handlebar mount x 1
Remote pressure switch with security key x 1
Handlebar mount pads (one thick and one thin) x 2
Instruction manual x 1