Friday, 4 October 2013

Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review

Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review

Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review - Intro


After building a DIY longtail cargo bike I was looking for a budget rear dynamo light. I wanted a standlight ( a capacitor operated light that stays on when you are stopped), and that was my only requirement. In the past I have always found bike-discount.de to be the bext value and thsi was angain the case.

There cheapest rear light at 6 euros was the Axa Ray Steady LED.



Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review - First Appearances


The Axa / Basta Ray Steady is a fairly chunky bit of kit and is very large compared to my other rear light a Busch and Muller Toplight Plus this ray steady light sticks out rearwards by around 7 cm. Which would make it more prone to damage especially when turning a bike upside down for repairs etc.

However, I suspect these is a reason for this protrusion and that is increased side visibility.



Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review - Whats in the box.


Ermmm . . .there was no box. Just a plastic bag and that's it, not even any nuts to attach the light, now the nuts may be inside, but I had some spare nuts in a box, so I used those. The light doesn't com with a cable or anything.



Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review - Performance.

Even when compared to some very expensive rear dynamo lights, this light give excellent side on visibility, it can do this because it is so bulky.


Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review - Conclusions


Very good value rear light that is 30% the cost of better lights, and 80% as good.

Flood Risk

Desktop Study

Sunlight and Daylight Assessment
Axa / Basta Ray Steady LED Review
Reviewed by Kermit Green on Oct 10 2013
Rating: 3.7

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