THE SEE.SENSE ACE BIKE LIGHT
The See.Sense ACE bike light is an award-winning light that helps to make cycling safer by being visible in daylight and reacting by flashing brighter & faster in riskier moments.
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How/when does the light react?
See.Sense bike lights are the only ones in the world which react to your environment as you’re cycling. The patented technology within each light can detect when you’re at risky situations like junctions, filtering in traffic and approaching roundabouts, making them automatically flash brighter and faster in these scenarios, helping to keep you visible. The lights will also react to car headlights or in darker conditions such as hedge cover or tunnels. The optional brake mode (enabled through the See.Sense) app will make the light turn partially solid when medium to heavy braking is detected, mimicking a car brake light. Find out more here.
SHOULD I USE THEM IN DAYTIME AS WELL AS NIGHTTIME?
Yes! A car’s lights shine during daylight so why not a bike’s? If something as large as a car needs to be seen during daylight hours, we think cyclists need to be kept visible with daylight-visible lights too. All See.Sense lights are daylight-visible bike lights and are brighter and stronger than those just created for night-time use. As a result drivers have more time to see you, react and give you space on the road. The lens on the light is designed to give you 200° of side visibility, keeping you as visible from the side as you are from behind.
HOW DO I MOUNT THE LIGHT CORRECTLY?
It is important that the black o-rings sit flush in the channels of the mount. As long as this is installed correctly, the mount will hold the light securely in place. For good data collection, the light must be mounted on the bike and not on the Ride Leader or their bag. A video demonstration of how to mount the light can be seen here.
AUTO ON OFF FEATURE
When turned on, the light will enter sleep mode after 3 minutes of inactivity. It will automatically activate again after any movement is detected. The light will never enter this mode if a rider is on the bike, it is only when it is completely still. This does not use any additional battery and cannot be disabled.
LIGHT MODES AND FLASH PATTERNS
ACE has three different flash modes which can be accessed by the button.
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FLASH MODE (RECOMENDED)
On this mode you will get up to 10 hours of runtime. The top and bottom sections of the board flash alternately. The light will react to riskier moments on the road (e.g. at roundabouts or filtering in traffic) our lights react by automatically flashing brighter and faster to make sure you stand out.
On solid mode, the whole LED board stays on constant and does not react at all. 2 hours max runtime.
On ECO mode, the runtime is up to 30 hours. This is only available via a 2nd button press after solid mode and reduces the light output significantly to extend runtime. It is handy for riding in a group so that it does not dazzle those riding close behind you. This mode reacts to both light and movement.
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LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATIONS
The See.Sense companion app provides the ability to customise the flash pattern, adjust brightness levels and turn on brake mode. When your light is at 20% capacity, you will receive an alert to notify you have a low battery.
If turned on via our app crash alerts will notify your nominated contact of your location in case of a crash. Once the light has detected a crash you will have 30 seconds to cancel the notification before your phone sends the alert text to your contact. This video shows how to set up crash alerts and what you should expect to happen should you be unfortunate enough to have a crash.
If turned on via the app the theft alert function will alert you if someone moves your bike while you are not with it (up to 100m radius range). It’s ideal for those times you stop for a coffee, or if you are visiting a shop and didn’t bring a heavy lock with you. Find out how to set up theft alert and see an example of it in action here.
If brake mode is turned on via the app, half of the LED board will light up solid and the other half will remain flashing when braking. When you move again after braking the light will revert to flashing. The light will not react to light or any other movement except medium-hard braking.
You can also access our unique ride stats showing your total miles, calories burned and CO2 saved. Find out more about Ride Stats here. Your Ride Stats will build up over a total period of time. If you would like to track your Ride Stats for a specific ride for example, you will need to reset them and track them from that point onwards, otherwise they will continue to accumulate. To reset your Ride Stats, go to Settings > Stat Settings > Reset Ride Stats.