Petworth, England, home of Exposure Lights.
Photos by Grant Robinson
Roger Sparrow, founder of USE, the parent of Exposure.
Exposure was launched in 2005 and were one of the first companies to design bike lights that were self-contained and cable-free.
Let's look at what it takes to create the Exposure Diablo Mk3 light.
Like any modern product, the first step is design via CAD.
The Diablo Light is only 124 grams with helmet mount. This is how the weather-proof body starts its life.
Cut and shaped aluminum bodies get cleaned up in the Rumbler before going to anodizing.
Once the Diablo bodies are anodized, assembly can begin.
The high-tech lights are hand-assembled by experienced employees.
Batteries are now small and light which benefit MTB applications.
The Diablo's lithium-ion clusters allow custom-tailoring for 1, 3 or 10 hour settings.
The circuit board (or CB) manages the output.
The solid-state Cree XPG R5 LED lights in the Diablo are extremely bright and efficient.
The custom-designed lens is a key ingredient to the 975 lumen output on the Diablo.
Every Exposure light is tested in-house for a full cycle before shipping to the customer.
Thanks to Exposure Lights for this look into their process. www.exposurelights.com