Brompton lights, fittings and reflectors

Lights, reflectors and brackets

Brompton offer three different lighting / reflector options as standard from the factory

Because of the folding capabilities of a Brompton, the lights need to be mounted / fitted to the bike in such a way as not to interfere with the fold. Attaching a band held front light to the handlebars or seat post works OK -...

Lights, reflectors and brackets

Brompton offer three different lighting / reflector options as standard from the factory

Because of the folding capabilities of a Brompton, the lights need to be mounted / fitted to the bike in such a way as not to interfere with the fold. Attaching a band held front light to the handlebars or seat post works OK - until you try and fold the bike - when you often find that the light needs to be moved / removed in order to fold the bike up properly

Below is a short summary of the Brompton offerings, we have also added some Brompton compatible alternatives

Reflectors only

  • Red rear reflector
  • White front reflector

Note: Spoke reflectors are no longer fitted, as the reflective sidewall of the tyres fitted negates the need

Battery lighting

Rear battery lights

There are now two rear light options offered by Brompton as standard from the factory

  • a USB rechargeable light which fits to the base of the saddle (introduced in 2017 and fitting the new 2017 saddle only) - made in conjunction with CatEye
  • the traditional Brompton rear light - which just has on / off function and a built in reflector - made by Spanninga. This replaces the rear reflector. This uses traditional AAA batteries
  • We also added a light from Busch and Muller which fits the Brompton brackets (50mm spacing between mounting bots id you are interested) and has a built in reflector
Front battery lighting
  • Brompton now uses a CatEye Volt front light as an option - this fits to the brake calliper / fork junction and replaces the reflector - but uses a different mounting bracket. It is USB rechargeable

Dynamo lighting

Dynamo lighting is the fit and forget option - no batteries to change or re-charging required, and they have come a long way since the days of the bottle / tyre / traction dynamo systems of the past

Previous Brompton dynamo options

Brompton have replaced the two previous options for dynamo lighting - both utilised a front wheel with built in dynamo to power the front and rear light

These options were from SON/Schmidt and Shimano - they use the same rear light, but the SON one uses a more powerful front light with a built in stand light function (so the light stays on for a short period after you stop).

New for 2018 - SP

In 2018 Brompton have released a new dynamo wheel from SP - Shutter Products - very compact and lightweight - this replaced both the SON and Shimano systems

The new SP dynamo set comes with a Spanninga Solo rear light and a Busch and Muller Lyt front light

The old Brompton tyre dynamo system (which used a bottle dynamo rolling a wheel on the rear tyre) has now been discontinued

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Brompton lights, fittings and reflectors We have 21 products.

Subcategories

  • Brompton Battery Lights

    Battery powered lights for your Brompton

    Brompton offers a choice of reflectors, dynamo lights or these battery lights as factory fit options 

    Since 2017 Brompton have been working with CatEye to make lights / brackets which don't interfere with the fold

    There is now a choice of battery powered or rechargeable USB battery powered lights 

  • Brompton Hub Dynamo...

    About Brompton Hub dynamo systems

    With no need for changing or charging batteries, hub dynamo lighting is the lowest maintenance option for Brompton lighting- just fit and forget

    Remember, if you are not sure and want help - just ask a question on any of the product pages, or give us a ring - we can mix and match and help make your perfect dynamo setup

    About the dynamo hub

    The hub dynamo, with the dynamo mechanism built into the hub of the font wheel, is quite unlike the old fashioned tyre / bottle dynamos of the past in that they offer pretty much no extra resistance when pedalling

    Weight wise hub dynamos are not much heavier than a normal hub / wheel combination

    Including some Brompton dynamo hub history ....

    • 2005

    Brompton introduced the option for a SON hub dynamo - beautifully engineered, with a Bush and Muller switched front light and a Spanninga rear stand light (meaning it will stay on when you stop powering it - so that you can be seen by traffic) - the stand light also has a built in reflector for added visibility / to meet regulations

    • 2010

    Brompton introduce hub dynamos, replacing the tyre / bottle dynamo system previously used

    The Brompton dynamo hubs come in different varieties:

    • SON hub dynamo - very lightweight and low rolling resistance - at a price - this was supplied with a Bush and Muller LED front light and Spanninga rear light with stand function
    • Shimano hub dynamo - from a well known brand with a slight weight and rolling resistance penalty - but at a cheaper price. Supplied with a Bush and Muller halogen front lamp with a Spanninga rear light with stand function
    • 2013

    The Shimano front light was changed from a halogen to a Bush and Miller Lyt B model LED light. It has an on/off switch but no stand light function - so when you stop, the light goes off

    • 2017

    The Shimano hub dynamo is also made available in black - it is used on some of the Black Edition and the Nine Streets special edition bikes

    • 2018

    These two options (SON and Shimano) have been discontinued by Brompton

    • 2019

    In 2018 Brompton will - as part of the 2019 model range - (soon) start using a new SP (Shutter Products) dynamo - offering good weight, price and rolling resistance 

    About the dynamo lighting

    The hub dynamo system can power front, rear or both lights - by means of a cable running from the hub

  • Brompton Tyre Dynamo...

    Brompton tyre dynamo lighting. Brompton tyre dynamos have now been discontinued, in favour of the more efficient hub dynamo systems - spare parts are therefore very limited.

  • Brompton reflectors

    Brompton reflectors - be seen, be safe

  • Brompton Electric Lights

    Brompton Electric bicycle lights

    The Brompton Electric bike came out in 2018

    It comes complete with front and rear lights - powered by the battery

    These run at a different voltage from the hub dynamo powered lights

    Front light

    The Brompton Electric comes with a Busch and Müller Lyt 25 lux light

    Rear lights

    The Brompton Electric comes with a Spanninga Solo rear light

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