Recent news:

19/10/09: MBUK Lights roundup WINNER!!!

Tiger Lights are officially the best MTB lights in the UK!

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16/01/09: Bikeradar review

Tiger Lights get 4.5/5 in Bikeradar review!

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12/12/08: MBUK review

Tiger Lights get 9/10 for performance and 9/10 for value in MBUK magazine!
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29/11/08: Another Review

ScienceOfficer, a regular SingleTrack forum contributor has posted an in depth review.
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03/09/08: Website

Mini website launched to give people more informantion about the Tiger Lights.

14/08/08: New batch

Batch of the latest Tiger Light design get into the hands of more Shipham riders.

09/05/08: Custom buttons

Custom silicon button samples arrive. Glow nicely with good tactile feel.

20/03/08: New lenses

A variety of new lenses are sourced and tested. Winning lenses chosen.

01/02/08: Testing

Ten prototypes start being used by the Shipham group.

16/01/08: First CNC run

First run of 10 CNC prototypes arrives from the CNC house.

Tiger Light features

Basic operation: A long press on the button turns the light on or off, and a short press changes between low and high power modes. The button glows with a colour indicating the power setting – green for low power and blue for high power (hover over the picture to see). The electronics suppresses accidental double clicks that might otherwise happen when you are changing modes whilst cycling along a bumpy track.
Fuel gauge: One of the best features of the Tiger Lights is the six LED fuel gauge that displays the battery level. The fuel gauge comes up bright whenever you press the button, then softly fades after a few seconds to a lower brightness so it doesn’t distract you whilst cycling. This invaluable feature gives you great confidence in knowing how much is left in the tank. You wouldn’t drive a car without a fuel gauge would you?
Low battery warning: When the battery is nearly empty the red fuel gauge light will flash to warn you. When this happens the light will fade from the current setting to a hidden super low setting, giving at least half an hour extra to get you home. You can still change back to a higher setting by pressing the button, but now there will be three levels to choose from, high low and super low.
Over temperature warning: Tiger Lights monitor their internal temperature and automatically soft-fade from high power to low power if they get too hot. If this happens, the main button will flash red until the light has cooled down a little. Unlike some other lights, the temperature auto fade is unlikely to happen during normal use. Generally it only happens if you turn the lights on indoors, or if you are cycling very slowly in high power mode.
Charging the battery: The super fast charger charges the battery from flat in under 1.5 hours. This means that after a typical ride it normally takes less than an hour to charge.
Mounting the light: The mount has a quick release thumbscrew and works well on both oversized and normal sized bars. The lamp is attached to the mount with a stiff friction clamp which allows it to be turned from side to side so you can get the light where you want it.
Plugging it in: The Tiger lights use high quality cables and connectors with gold plated contacts. The connectors are at right angles so they don’t get in the way, and they connect with a reliable and reassuring ‘click’.
Weather: Tiger lights were designed in the Mendips for the wet weather of the UK. The lamp unit is sealed and the battery is enclosed in a thick plastic pouch within the neoprene. Although we don’t recommend you run them underwater, they will shrug off even the wettest of weather.
Battery pouch: The battery is contained in a neoprene pouch which has a wide stretchy velcro strap to fix it to your top tube. The stretchy velcro makes the battery really secure on the bike, so it won't slide about like many other velcro battery bags out there. If you want, you can have the battery in a bottle instead. The pouch is about 2.5 by 4.5 inches, and the battery weighs only 280g.
Battery technology: Tiger lights use state of the art lithium polymer batteries. These have a higher energy density than lithium ion batteries and can be charged more quickly. The standard battery size will give you 2.5+ hours on high power and 8+ hours on low power (single lamp). The batteries have a special built in circuit which protects them against short circuit, over charging and over discharging.
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