Busch&Muller Battery Powered Headlights
 

 

Battery Powered Lights


Ixon Space

Ixon Space

The Ixon Space has the same even projection of light that the Ixon Premium and IQ Cyo premium have, but at full power is brighter at 150 lux. It's lithium battery charges via a Micro USB port. The lithium battery can serve as a "Power Bank" to charge other devices such as a GPS or mobile phone.

The Ixon Space comes with two cables, both having Micro USB connectors at one end to plug into the Micro USB port at the rear of the Ixon Space. The port is protected by a rubber cover when not used. One cable has a standard male USB connector at the other end for charging the Ixon Space battery from any USB source, and the other has a female USB port for charging mobile phones or GPS devices. A charger with USB port is included, however its plug is the European style, so you'll need an adapter to plug into USA or Canadian wall outlets. We sell an inexpensive adapter.

The single Micro USB port at the rear of the Ixon Space is used either for charging the Ixon Space battery or for charging your other devices.

There are eight settings for brightness. Highest is 150 lux and the lowest is 20 lux. At 150 lux the run time is about 2.5 hours. At 20 lux the run time is about 30 hours. These run times are achieved after the battery has been charged and discharged about 5 times. When used for charging other devices, the run times for the Ixon Space headlight are reduced.

The highest power setting will be helpful to cyclists descending in hilly terrain, but especially helpful when riding in rain with lots of other traffic.

Busch & Müller Ixon Space, Part # B&M196L, Price: $ 270.00

Of course the Ixon Space comes with a handlebar mount. But you can buy an extra mount for a second bike.

Ixon Space Handlebar Mount, Part # B&M496HPB, Price: $ 19.00

The wall charger included with the Ixon Space has plugs for AC outlets in Germany and other European countries. For North America you'll need an inexpensive plug adapter. We sell these.

Europe to North America plug adapter, Part # MSCCONV, Price: $ 3.00

Ixon Rock

Ixon Space

The Ixon Rock has a new optical design that projects the most even illumination of the road surface I've ever seen.

100 lux at full power with up to 2.5 hour run time.

50 lux with up to 6 hour run time.

15 lux with up to 15 hour run time.

Let's put these Lux ratings into perspective. Imagine you're riding across Kansas with nothing but corn fields on either side of the road. It's midnight on a moonless night with a billion stars visible in the sky. If you have normal night vision, 15 lux is plenty of light. You'll see that possum or turtle crossing the road ahead, and you likely have nothing else to worry about. On the other hand, imagine you're a commuter in Boston where I grew up. It's late December, you're headed south on Dorchester Avenue, the sun set an hour ago, it's 5:30 in the afternoon and it's raining. Cars are moving in both directions. You can't see the potholes due to both glare from oncoming car headlights and the potholes being full of water. In that case, even 100 lux isn't enough, and the only way you're going to survive your ride home from work is by staying on the side streets.

It's lithium battery charges via a Micro USB port.

The single Micro USB port at the rear of the Ixon Rock is used either for charging the Ixon Rock battery or for charging your other devices. Input and output cables are included.

Busch & Müller Ixon Rock, Part # B&M198L, Price: $ 143.00

Of course the Ixon Rock comes with a handlebar mount. But you can buy an extra mount for a second bike. The Rock uses the same handlebar mount as the Ixon Space.

Ixon Space/Rock Handlebar Mount, Part # B&M496HPB, Price: $ 19.00

Speaking of mounting, the Ixon Rock must never be mounted upside down. First of all, the beam projected onto the road surface will be horrible; far too much light projected on the road close to the bike, and very little at a useful distance. You would go from having one of the very finest bicycle headlights ever made to one of the worst. Secondly, the light would be susceptible to having water enter the housing.

The wall charger included with the Ixon Rock has plugs for AC outlets in Germany and other European countries. For North America you'll need an inexpensive plug adapter. We sell these.

Europe to North America plug adapter, Part # MSCCONV, Price: $ 3.00

Eyro

Eyro headlight

For 2016, Busch & Müller introduces the Eyro headlight. With the same great optics as the dynamo powered Lumotec Avy headlight, the Eyro is lithium battery powered, recharges via USB, and mounts on the fork crown.

Eyro

The main headlight housing is easily removed from the mount. So while your bike is parked in the bike rack with all those other bikes, the Eyro itself is safe in your office charging its battery from a USB port on your computer.

rear view

If you like, the Eyro can be locked to its base using an allen wrench. Note the hex head at the rear. The Eyro has the same 30 lux rating as the Avy headlight, and the Fyre headlight, just below.

beam

The 30 lux beam is bright enough for most conditions cyclists regularly ride in. It's particularly well suited for urban commuting, where your primary concern is being seen by automobile drivers, and seeing road debris and winter potholes. It's not recommended for fast descents down unlit roads in the mountains.

At full power, 30 lux, the run time is 5 hours. At low power, 10 lux, the run time is 15 hours. You must use the headlight through a few charge cycles before you will get the full run times. The battery needs a bit of "exercise".

The Eyro ships with a USB Micro cable.

Busch & Müller Eyro headlight, Part # B&M163B, Price: $ 76.00

Fyre

Fyre headlight

For 2016, Busch & Müller introduces the Fyre headlight. With the same great optics of the dynamo powered Lumotec Avy headlight, the Fyre is lithium battery powered, recharges via USB, and mounts on the handlebar. The Fyre is essentially the Eyro headlight, but designed for handlebar mounting. It uses the same lithium battery, same LED and optics.

rear

At the rear is a rubber cover. It keeps water out of the USB charging port.

usb port

Pull back the rubber cover to expose the Micro USB port for charging the battery.

The handlebar mount works with any handlebar diameter from 22mm through 31.8mm.

The 30 lux beam is bright enough for most conditions cyclists regularly ride in. It's particularly well suited for urban commuting, where your primary concern is being seen by automobile drivers, and seeing road debris and winter potholes, since there is usually overhead street lighting. It's not recommended for fast descents down unlit roads in the mountains.

At full power, 30 lux, the run time is 5 hours. At low power, 10 lux, the run time is 15 hours. You must use the headlight through a few charge cycles before you will get the full run times. The battery needs a bit of "exercise".

We sell the Fyre headlight with and without a plug-in wall charger. The charger requires an inexpensive wall plug adapter for the US and Canadian markets. We sell this adapter. Part # MSCCONV: $ 3.00

Busch & Müller Fyre headlight with Micro USB cable and wall charger, Part # B&M195L, Price: $ 90.00
Busch & Müller Fyre headlight with Micro USB cable, Part # B&M195, Price: $ 76.00

Busch & Müller fork crown mount for Core & Fyre headlights, Part # B&M475D/480GAAPB, Price: $ 17.00


Ixon Core

headlight

New for 2014, the tiny Ixon Core uses the same new optics as the Lumotec Eyc dynamo headlight. Power is from a lithium battery, which is charged via a micro USB port at the rear of the housing. This is a very bright headlight at 50 lux in its full power mode. 10 lux in low power mode. Run time in full power is 3 hours, low power is 15 hours. In many applications low power is all you need.

The projected beam is brightest at the top, and is progressively dimmer towards the bottom. This results in amazingly even illumination of the road surface ahead, unlike so many other headlights you'll find in bike shops that are really just flashlights with a handlebar mount.

Includes a cable to plug into any USB port for charging.

Ixon Core headlight with micro USB cable, Part # B&M180-5: $ 99.00

We also have the Ixon Core packaged along with the IXXI taillight.

Ixon Core headlight with micro USB cable and IXXI taillight, Part # B&M180/383-5: $ 124.00


IXON IQ Premium LED Headlights

Ixon IQ

 

These are now discontinued and out of stock. However, we do have some spare parts available.

Available without batteries, or with 4 Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries, and charger. Charger plugs directly into the headlight from below. No need to remove the batteries to charge them. The charger will not overcharge the batteries and won't attempt to charge non NiMH batteries. Charger designed for German wall outlets which use round plugs instead of the flat type we use in the US and Canada. A $ 3.00 adapter is required for the charger and we keep them in stock. You may already have the necessary adapter if you have a universal set of adapters for international travel. A small LED on top warns you when the battery power is getting low.

Busch & Müller lights powered by AA batteries can use up 1.6 volt batteries. The rechargeable NiMH batteries, what in Germany are called "accus" are 1.2 volts. Do not use AA batteries rated at higher than 1.6 volts, such as lithium ion. These can damage the electronics.

Additional handlebar mounts are available for conveniently using one light on more than one bike. Just keep an Ixon IQ mount on each bike and only transfer the Ixon.

Accessory Ixon IQ mount for bicycles with oversized handlebars,
Part # B&M492HUPB: $ 10.00

Spare Charger for Ixon and Ixon IQ headlights: $ 21.00

Fork Crown Mount

mount

This two part mount consists of the stainless steel mount for the Lumotec IQ CYO headlight, and a plastic base that replicates the connection for the handlebar mount. So you can quickly move the Ixon IQ from one bike with a handlebar mount, to another bike at the fork crown.

Ixon IQ Fork Crown Mount, part # B&M475D492GAPB: $ 16.00

Adapter for the charger to plug it into a US or Canadian wall outlet, Part # MSCCONV: $ 3.00

wall plug adapter

Standard h-bar mount.

New for 2011, Busch & Müller offers a glare protector for the Ixon IQ and Ixon IQ Speed. If you're standing on the pedals during a steep climb, light from the headlight may be bothersome since your eyes are now over the handlebar. The glare protector is a piece of molded rubber that attaches to the top of the light housing with two adhesive pads. $ 9.00

The fork crown mount for the Ixon IQ Speed headlight works well for the Ixon, but only if you use the older Ixon mount. See below.

Don't use wireless cycle computers! Some lights can interfere with the signals between the wireless computer sending units and the computer heads. Wired computers never have these problems. Since I get a great deal of conflicting data concerning which lights and which wireless computers have these issues, the only constant I can point to is the wireless computer. If you only use wired computers, you'll never have an issue.

Glare Protector; Ixon IQ, IQ Premium, IQ Speed & IQ Speed Premium

glare protector

New for 2011, Busch & Müller offers a glare protector for the Ixon, Ixon Speed, Ixon IQ and Ixon IQ Speed. If you're standing on the pedals during a climb, light from the headlight may be bothersome since your eyes are now over the handlebar and therefore above the headlight. The glare protector is a piece of molded rubber that attaches to the top of the light housing with two adhesive pads.

The Ixon IQ Premium now ships with a Glare Protector included.

Glare Protector for Ixon IQ and Ixon IQ Speed: $ 9.00


Ixon IQ Speed & IQ Speed Premium

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IQ Speed

Busch & Müller's latest LED headlight. Brighter than the Ixon. 98 grams without battery. Separate NiMH battery pack. One or two headlights can be attached to the battery pack. Adjustable mount fits all diameter handlebars. An optional helmet mount is available.

This is my best battery powered headlight for a commuting cyclist. Since it must be used with its proprietary battery pack, it's not the best option for the touring cyclist, who may need to use hardware store batteries in a pinch. But the commuter always knows how much run time he'll need for the commute, and the Ixon IQ Speed has a wonderfully big and bright beam that should get the attention of every other driver on the road, and give you a great view of what's ahead.

If running two headlights, the run times are cut in half.

Like the Ixon IQ and other LED and halogen headlights from Busch & Müller, the Ixon IQ Speed has a beam that is brightest at the top, and becomes progressively dimmer towards the bottom, which makes the road ahead of you evenly lit, the further distance receiving more light than the road close to you. No focused light reaches the eys of oncoming automobile drivers, so they aren't likely to turn on their high beams. You aim the light so that the bright top part of the beam hits the road just below the horizon, giving you an excellent view of the road ahead.

System comes complete with one headlight with built-in handlebar mount, battery pack, and battery charger.

The battery pack measures about 1.5" x 2" x 3", is held in a nylon fabric pouch, and straps to the frame or the stem with velcro.

Battery recharges in 6 hours.

A Secondary Ixon IQ Speed is available which plugs into the same battery, giving you twice the light, at half the run time. You can get it with just the handlebar mount and cable, or with a helmet mount and head strap as well. It's hard to imagine needing a brighter light than one Ixon IQ Speed. But by having two, you can aim them side by side, giving an extremely wide patch of light on the road ahead. Even in low power mode, the lights are quite bright, so many riders may only use full power for a fast descent.

The beam is easily adjustable side to side and up/down while riding.

10 hour run time at high power, 50 hours at low power for both versions.

The new (fall 2013) Ixon IQ Speed Premium beam is so bright and wide I see no reason to consider using two of these.

Ixon IQ Speed with battery pack, charger, and handlebar mount (charger not shown)
50 lux, Part # B&M193QLA, Close-Out Price: : $

Ixon IQ Speed Secondary with handlebar mount, no battery or charger
50 lux, Part # B&M193QLA, Close-Out Price: : $

New for fall, 2013

Ixon IQ Speed Premium with battery pack, charger, and handlebar mount (charger not shown)
90 lux, Part # B&M1932QLA, Price: $ 190.00

Ixon IQ Premium Speed Secondary, 90 lux, Part # B&M1932QZ, Price: $ 136.00

 

helmet mount

Helmet mount with head strap: $ 54.00

Ixon (IQ) Speed battery with pouch: $ 106.00

Ixon (IQ) Speed battery charger: $ 60.00

Ixon (IQ) Speed self-coiling cable, 30cm - 50cm: $ 8.50

Ixon (IQ) Speed self-coiling cable, 125cm - 150cm: $ 12.00

You'll also need a plug adapter for US and Canadian wall outlets.

Adapter: $ 3.00

Glare Protector; Ixon IQ and Ixon IQ Speed

glare protector

New for 2011, Busch & Müller offers a glare protector for the Ixon, Ixon Speed, Ixon IQ and Ixon IQ Speed. Shown here mounted to the Ixon IQ. If you're standing on the pedals during a climb, light from the headlight may be bothersome since your eyes are now over the handlebar and therefore above the headlight. The glare protector is a piece of molded rubber that attaches to the top of the light housing with two adhesive pads.

Glare Protector for Ixon IQ and Ixon IQ Speed: $ 9.00

 


Ixon Pure

headlight

The Ixon Pure is powered by 3 AA NiMH batteries, and is charged via a Micro USB port on the underside. Leave the batteries inside and plug in from either your computer, or from any USB source. You can buy the Ixon Pure with or without the batteries, a USB cable, and a wall plug charger that is a USB source. The wall plug is for European wall outlets, so you'll need a $3.00 adapter to use it in the US or Canada.

The supplied mount is for 26mm and smaller handlebars, and it's identical to the Ixon mount. We sell a mount for oversized handlebars.

The Ixon Pure is quite bright at 30 Lux. It projects a bright rectangle of light at the top of its beam, and a dimmer area at the bottom, so the road at a distance gets plenty of light, and you can still see the road close to the bike.

3.5 ounces without batteries installed.

Run Times: High Power - 5 hours, 30 Lux. Low Power - 15 hours, 10 Lux.

On a dark country road without other traffic, 10 Lux is plenty, unless it's raining. In the rain, you'll want 30 Lux. And in the rain, the Ixon Pure will not be affected by water. It can rain on the headlight all day long. Any water that gets inside can drain out through a hole in the bottom. The Ixon Pure must be used right side up, both to allow moisture to drain, and for the beam to project properly on the road surface. Don't take the Ixon Pure with you when you swim the English Channel; but it's fine in the Indian monsoon.

Buy the Ixon Pure with charger, USB cable and 3 AA batteries, or buy just the Ixon Pure and supply your own batteries. You can use any USB charger. Charging time with the supplied B&M batteries is 5 hours when those batteries are fully depleted.

Busch & Müller lights powered by AA batteries can use up 1.6 volt batteries. The rechargeable NiMH batteries, what in Germany are called "accus" are 1.2 volts. Do not use AA batteries rated at higher than 1.6 volts. These can damage the electronics.

Ixon Pure complete with NiMH batteries and charger, Part # B&M194MLA: $ 66.00

Ixon Pure, Part # B&M194M: $ 64.00

Wall plug adapter for US and Canada, to use B&M Charger, Part # MSCCONV: $ 3.00


Ixon Pure Basic

The Ixon Pure Basic looks the same as the Ixon Pure, but is not quite as bright and has no provision for charging batteries within the light. In other words, it does not have the USB port. You must remove the batteries in order to charge them. It comes with no batteries, but takes 3 AA batteries.

Busch & Müller lights powered by AA batteries can use up 1.6 volt batteries. The rechargeable NiMH batteries, what in Germany are called "accus" are 1.2 volts. Do not use AA batteries rated at higher than 1.6 volts. These can damage the electronics.

15 Lux output, and same good beam pattern as the Ixon Pure.

Ixon Pure Basic, Part # B&M1941M: $ 56.00


Big Bang

 

Big Bang headlight

We no longer sell the Big Bang. But we do have replacement battery packs and chargers.

The first gas discharge light with German StVZO approval for bicycles. The Big Bang is incredibly bright and has a 4.5 hour run time on a rechargeable lithium ion battery. It can be mounted either above or below the handlebar. It's completely waterproof. The beam meets the German StVZO regulations for bicycle lighting, and it ships with a special diffuser, the "Offroad Fluter" for riding off road, where a symmetrical beam is preferable. Unlike other gas discharge headlights, the Big Bang won't blind oncoming drivers since the beam can function like a high quality automotive low beam. This makes it suitable for road riding, since all of the focused light is on the road rather than into the oncoming driver's eyes. Who else but Busch & Muller would think to make this extremely bright lighting technology safe for use on roads? But the beam can also become symmetrical, like an automotive high beam, providing a large beam for lighting up the woods!

Other gas discharge bicycle lights are, in my opinion, dangerous for use on the road. With these other lights, an oncoming driver sees an extremely bright light that is focused into his eyes, just as if an automobile were approaching with its high beams on. But when used on the road, the Big Bang can be set to act like an automotive low beam. And so the Big Bang will not be dangerous for road riding, since oncoming drivers will be able to see ahead just as easily as they would if an automobile were approaching with its low beams on. When you're in a car with good quality low beams, and another car approaches with its low beams on, you can see the road ahead very clearly, because light from the low beams isn't being focused into your eyes. Those low beams are still very bright, but the light is only being focused onto the road. It's the same with the Big Bang. And just as you can clearly see that a car with low beams on is approaching, an automobile driver who sees your Big Bang will know that you're approaching, just as if you were on a motorcycle (you'll have only one beam).

Separate Lithium Ion battery pack. Battery recharges in 3.5 hours. Check back for more details.

Voltage Converter: $ 12.00 This converter takes the German plug of the Big Bang charger, and it plugs into a standard American/Canadian wall outlet. You don't need a plug converter with this voltage converter. It's all you need to charge the Big Bang. Uh, well, you also need those magic electrons from Niagra Falls, or elsewhere.

Adapter (no voltage conversion): $ 3.00 Use this if you already have a voltage converter but no plug adapter.

Replacement Battery for Big Bang, Part # B&M497AT: $

Replacement Charger for Big Bang, Part # B&M4477: $ 68.00

Replacement Offroad Fluter for Big Bang, Part # B&M497OFF: $ 12.50

 


Freelite D

The Freelite D is no longer made, and I no longer have any for sale. However, I still stock replacement bulbs for this very nice halogen headlight, and as long as Busch & Müller continues to make replacement bulbs, I'll continue to stock them. And of course we also have NiMH AA batteries for this headlight.

Busch & Müller lights powered by AA batteries can use up 1.6 volt batteries. The rechargeable NiMH batteries, what in Germany are called "accus" are 1.2 volts. Do not use AA batteries rated at higher than 1.6 volts. These can damage the electronics.

Replacement bulb assembly for Freelite D
B&M491LPB: $ 6.00

Warrantee

All Busch & Müller products have a one year warrantee against manufacturing defects from the date of purchase.


Don't use wireless cycle computers! Some bicycle lights can interfere with the signals between the wireless computer sending units and the computer heads. Wired computers never have these problems. Since I get a great deal of conflicting data concerning which lights and which wireless computers have these issues, the only constant I can point to is the wireless computer. If you only use wired computers, you'll never have an issue. Also, why use up batteries with wireless computers? A wired computer only requires one battery, which is environmentally superior.


Where to Buy?

Call us at 603 478 0900 to order directly from Peter White Cycles.

See this page for a list of local bicycle shops that generally stock our products, or can order them for you.


Dealer Inquiries Invited. Please call 603 478 0900

If you have a retail bicycle shop, or are a bicycle manufacturer, you can purchase Busch & Müller products, including dynamos, headlights, taillights, battery lights and mirrors at wholesale prices for resale. Any shop in the US or Canada can purchase Busch & Müller products for sale in your store. Please call me for pricing. Peter White Cycles is an official representative for Busch & Müller in the US and Canada, and we want all bicycle shops to be able to sell these products.

 

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