According to Brompton, Clever Cycles sells a much higher percent of dynamo-lit Bromptons than any other US dealer. The best modern bicycle dynamo lighting systems, with LED headlamps for worry-free use even in the daytime, rival car headlamps in brightness (50 lux and up), while the trapezoidal beams won't blind oncoming road users. We think bright, reliable lights should be built in to all but closed-course sporting machines. We now offer several choices not found on the Brompton factory menu, at what we feel are unbeatable price/value points.
Hub dynamos offer a very reliable lighting solution, and this hub dynamo, specifically adapted for Brompton by Shimano, offers very good performance at a low price. Features include a 15-lux Busch & Mueller "Lyt B" front LED lamp and a standlight function at the rear. Headlamp lacks standlight, meaning no light when you stop.
Upgrade the "Lyt B" included with the basic Brompton dynamo option to a 30-lux model with daytime running lights, standlight and automatic light-sensing switch.
The new Eyc (rhymes with bike) is tiny yet mighty at 50 lux, with standlight.
A dazzling 80 lux! With standlight, sensor switch, daytime running mode. This is the most bang for buck combination.
The SON hub is beautifully engineered and finished, light, highly efficient, and will give years of reliable service. Paired with the newest member of the Cyo family of headlights, over five times as bright as the basic Lyt model.
The best of the best. Pairs the best hub with the almost ludicrously bright Schmidt Edelux II headlight, with a super-wide beam and jewel-like finish.
We think the modern dynamo lighting options above are a no-brainer for year-round use, but battery lighting costs least to start with, and is far better than nothing for occasional night use. The LED rear lamp with integral reflectors is designed specially for Brompton and gives a good bright light: this stays fixed to the bike. At the front is the neat yet powerful S-son 3-LED lamp, easily removed for folding with a quick-release. Batteries are included.