July 23, 2019 4 min read
At the end of 2018 over 1,000 cyclists pledged on Kickstarter to take ICON2 from sketches to manufacturing and then onto bikes. Since then we’ve also received a number of pre-orders for ICON2 - our most powerful light yet - so to everyone who has supported See.Sense we wanted to start by saying THANK YOU! We really wouldn’t be at this stage without you.
With the delivery of ICON2 fast approaching (the end of August 2019), we thought we would create this blog post to help you get the most out of your brand new lights right from the day they arrive on your doorstep.
Firstly, download our app and make sure the firmware is up to date (Download our iOS app here and Android here). Just like your phone or smartwatch, you can now always have the latest software and newest features on your ICON2 bike lights by keeping up to date.
If your ICON2 lights battery is getting low, or maybe you decided to ride a bit further - then (if you are connected to the app) we will send you an instant notification to say that your battery is below 25%. You can always turn the brightness down using the app too. This will actually extend your runtime and you’ll be able to ride further and of course continue to be seen.
We know everyone has different preferences of where they like to mount their lights on their bike - so that's why we made ICON2 as versatile as possible. From seat posts, aero seat posts, seat stays to handlebars there is an option for everyone. And for a more custom look, you can use our GoPro kits.
Yep. ICON2 lights are officially launching right in the middle of the UK summer, you might think this is a bit of a strange time to do this, but for us, it’s ideal.
We all know that the summer is an amazing time for us to get out on the bike more often and for longer hours in the brighter weather. But we still need to think about our visibility as a road user, even when the sun is shining brightly.
Here at See.Sense, daylight visibility has been really important to us from when we started back in 2013. When you consider that 80% of cycling accidents happen during the day, attracting attention to other road users as early as possible during these times is really important.
Bright, visible bike lights using high-quality CREE or Chip-On-Board LEDs can help counter that problem by giving you more of a presence on your bike during the day. See.Sense was one of the first companies in the world to create daylight-visible bike lights - and ICON2 is no exception.
ICON2 is our brightest ‘to be seen’ light to date, with a whopping 300-lumen output in the rear and 400 in the front to keep you seen. This means ICON2 is absolutely perfect for those long, epic summer rides on your best road bike while staying totally daylight visible.
So we recommend that you use them any time you are riding. Of course, this is totally up to you, but many customers tell us that they experience fewer close passes when using our products throughout the day.
The technology within your ICON2 light can detect any road issues or poor route conditions that you face while riding, from dangerous junctions to bad road surfaces. Cities and Planners really need to know these types of insights if they’re to properly upgrade our roads and create safer cycling infrastructure. That’s why you can share your ride insights and feedback via our app, and in doing so help improve the very roads you cycle on.
Furthermore, last October we became British Cycling’s Official Bike Light & Crowdsourced Data Supplier. This means we work closely with British Cycling and local authorities in the UK to implement the changes required from your ride insights to help make cycling conditions better for everyone.
When you join the See.Sense community and ride insights, you’ll also unlock crash & theft alerts. That means you can notify an emergency contact when you’re in a crash, and receive notifications if your bike is moved when you’re not there, giving you complete peace of mind for you and your bike.
Rest assured, all your ride insights are anonymised and when your lights are off, we’re off. We’re only interested in insights that can help make cycling better for everyone.
There are few better things than seeing our lights 'out in the wild' so do share your stories, photos, and videos with us on your social media using #IconicRides.We can't wait to see them! We also have a refer a friend scheme where you can earn rewards for recommending See.Sense products to your friends, so keep an eye out for that too!
If you haven’t yet got your ICON2 lights pre-ordered, then you can do so here. As we get closer to delivery, the price will go closer to RRP - so don’t miss out.
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