Battery powered or dynamo powered? If you’re looking for a new light and you find yourself asking that question, soon the answer could be… both. That’s because Sinewave Cycles has a new headlight that builds a number of features into a single unit. Not only does the light have the option of multiple power sources, but it will also provide power to other devices as well…
Called simply the Sinewave headlight, the cylinder shaped light includes three LEDs which put out 750 lumens in a spherical beam that is good for mountain biking and bike packing. The back of the light has a toggle switch with three positions, a USB charging port, and a battery input. The standard hard wired Dynamo connection exits from the bottom of the housing.
Depending on the mode you’re in, you can run the light completely off a dynamo hub, or completely off a battery pack, or a combination of both. With the toggle switch in the up position, the light will provide twice as much light at 8-10mph as it draws current from the battery as well as the dynamo. The bottom position is a charger priority mode where it provides a commuter strength light output while putting more power to the USB charger. The battery also allows the light to stay on when stopped, and the light includes a tail light output as well. Pricing is expected to run $325 for the light and the charger, with availability later this summer.
If you want USB power but don’t want the new headlight, Sinewave has a few new colors for their Reactor stem caps as well.