The website road.cc posted a new review of the Giant Recon HL900 front light, giving it a “very good” score of 4 (out of 5) stars.
Road.cc tester Ashley Quinlan reported on the performance, features and technologies in the new light system and compared it with some competitor lights.
“The Recon produces a nice, even round beam that fills the periphery very well given the single-LED squared nature of the light,” Quinlan wrote. “The bracket is secure and allows for up-and-down adjustability, while the light slides in and out easily. I’m also impressed by the build quality too—Giant doesn’t seem to do anything by halves in anything it makes—an alloy body with a good quality rubber cover on the underside for the USP charger, and it achieves an IPX6 waterproofness rating.”
Quinlan also detailed the Recon’s SpeedBeam technology, which automatically adjusts light output depending on a rider’s speed and the amount of ambient light. This helps maximize visibility in changing conditions while also conserving battery power: “It’s definitely a handy little feature that has the potential to save battery life automatically."