Bike light care and storage
With the long warm summer evenings, it's quite common for our bike lights to become neglected. I know that winter is the last thing you want to be thinking about right now, but you'll want your lights to be in tip-top condition for when the nights draw back in. So here are my top tips for looking after your lights.
- Clean them up using a soft brush and damp cloth to remove any dirt, dust & debris.
- Fix them up, inspect the mounts, charge port covers and cables for damage. if needed order replacement parts or contact the manufacturer for a service.
- Charge them up, this point is very important. Bike light batteries do not like to be stored for long periods with low power and this can cause permanent damage to the battery pack. Exposure lights actually suggest charging their lights once a month to ensure the battery stays in good conditions. (It's worth reading the manufactures instructions on how to maintain and store your particular brand of light.)
- Store in a cool place and store everything together, that includes mounts and chargers. This helps to maintain a healthy battery when not in use and prevents smaller parts from going missing.