Busch & Muller Ixon IQ Premium Front Light

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The Ixon IQ Premium front battery light utilises a new radically designed special reflector with an integrated cooling system. The white light comes from a high powered LED that is used as an indirect light source creating a uniformly illuminated output which is very bright, wide and homogenous. The high power mode provides 80 lux output for five hours or 15 lux for twenty hours in the City Eco mode. Supplied with NiMH batteries and charger. Standard (BMD42) and oversized (BMD43) handlebar brackets are also available (seperately). Approved by German road traffic regulations. The lux output is measured at 10 meters from the headlight not just directly in front!

The most remarkable technical feature of IQ-Tec is a radically designed special reflector with integrated cooling system. The light comes from a high powered LED that is used as an indirect light source. For this reason, there is no bulb or diode to be seen in the centre of the reflector. B&M aptly describe this concisely and clearly as "nothing but light". That is exactly what the cyclist experiences at night: The useable lighted area of the Ixon IQ is uniformly illuminated to a maximum extent and twice as wide as with conventional reflectors.

- Energy saving high performance LED with up to 100,000 service hours
- Brilliant white light with Xenon effect
- State of the art electronic system with 90% efficiency
- Integrated cooling system
- Capacity and battery charge indicator
- Takes only 4-5 hours to full charge
- Fits 21-32mm bars.

2 Position Switch
- High Power Mode: 80 lux (5 hours)
- City Eco Mode: 15 lux (20 hours)

Safe Operation:
- Eliminates accumulator overcharging
- Identifies batteries to exclude unintentional charging

Handlebar adapter with quick locking mechanism, rotatable and transferable means that the headlamp can be easily removed. Supplied with 4 NiMH batteries without memory effect and charger. The electronic system (90% efficiency) shows battery capacity, charging process and condition and prevents over charging.

IQ-Tec Premium - the light revolution for bicycles

IQ-Tec Premium is the central technology for current front Busch & Muller lights. At its core is the revolutionary idea not to have the LED light source in the centre of the reflector. The complete reflective surface is used to focus and guide the light. Busch & Muller developed a special reflector - if you look into the reflector one only sees the metalised surface. When the light is turned on what takes its place is 'nothing but light'.
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Overall Product Rating 3.7 / 5
One of the few non-blinding lights
By Dan
02 Oct 2019
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsCheap construction, poor mount
ProsExcellent beam pattern for roads
It's very difficult to find battery-powered lights with good beam patterns - UK lights throw the beam all over the shop, wasting precious lumens. This has a great reflector to put light onto the road, not into other road users eyes. The batteries last ages. But, the construction feels poor and the mount broke quickly (luckily a Smart mount I had fits).
Well designed, not perfect
By Roger Cantwell
21 Jun 2019
3 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsOutput not spectacular. Flimsy construction and poor mount.
ProsGood beam shape and runtime
Good beam pattern but not a patch on a 100 lux B&M IQ-X dynamo light, so either light is being lost in the beam (the IQ-X has a newer mirror design) or the claimed 80 lux output is a bit optimistic.

Plasticky construction and poor mount. Look at Exposure light mounts for the way it should be done.

Run time is very good and will be even better with lithium AA primary cells (Energizer) if you're on a long ride.

Overall, it's a good light but build quality is more like a £30 product and the output is marginal for dark lanes.
Excellent, but fragile.
By Francois Hugo
19 Dec 2017
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsVulnerable to shock damage, a one metre drop onto a hard surface killed one.
ProsBatteries rechargeable in the unit, can also be replaced.
Excellent light to see and be seen.
Questions & Answers (6)
Broken clip on IXON IQ Premium bracket
19 May 2019
I have an IXON IQ Premium light and the clip that secures the light to the bracket has snapped such that the light will still slide onto the bracket but will not stay in place. Is this a replaceable part?
Hi, B&M do not offer the internal parts of the light unit as spares. If you contact the retailer where you purchased the light they might be able to send it back for factory repair. Thanks 22/05/2019
How to attach to cantilever fork mount?
30 Sep 2018
Hi - I bought this light along with SJS Cycles part number : 4667 to mount it to my fork. However, it appears I also need to replace the handlebar mount that came with the light with a mount that attaches to the cantilever fork bracket (4667). Can you point me in the right direction please.
Hi there,

The part that you need is our item 50152. You should be able to just swap out the bracket and use the one you already have.

Can I recharge this on the go from my hub dynamo please
17 Nov 2017
When I brought my Raven from you I had her with a dynamo and sinewave revolution USB charger,Is there a cable that I can connect my sinewave to the light to allow charging please and if there is do you sell it please,thanks for your time.

Unfortunately this light requires mains power for charging so there is not a charging cable available for it from a USB port like that on your Sinewave.

Is it possible to mount this on the fork crown?
27 Sep 2017
I assume it might be possible to use a different bracket.
I occasionally use a bar bag, and lights are obstructed.

Busch and Muller do offer a fork crown fitting bracket as a separate item, these are SJSC part number 50152.

Will This Light Also Run On Disposable Batteries Eg For Multi Night Rides
18 Dec 2016
Hi, yes this light will also run on standard batteries as well as the chargeable ones that it is supplied with.

Handlebar Size Compatability
22 Oct 2014
will this light fit both standard and oversize handlebars

Yes this handlebar will fit both standard and oversized bars.