Will bike lights go flat faster in a garage than inside the house?

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  • Will bike lights go flat faster in a garage than inside the house?
  • Hi,

    My commuter is moving from the hall into the garage for reasons of space.

    If I leave the lights on it, will they go flat faster out in the unheated garage?

    Lights in question are exposure 6 pack, hope rechargeable rear and a coupe of wee flasher one rechargeable one aa batteries

    Cheers

    Martin

    Premier Icon Wally
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    Premier Icon P20
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    My lezyne will show amber after a night in garage. Once warmed up it returns to green. No idea if it ultimately effects the duration

    Cheers!
    I’ll keep the lights warm and snuggly in the house then 😀

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Agreed. Batteries don’t like the cold.

    Premier Icon pembo6
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    Li-ion batteries should be kept in the cold. Many MTB bike light manufacturers will recommend keeping In the fridge.

    “Li-ion batteries should be kept cool. Ideally they are stored in a refrigerator. Aging will take its toll much faster at high temperatures.”

    whitestone
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    Batteries don’t like the cold when in use but for storage cold should have no ill effects. Since they work by chemical reaction cooler temps will slow those reactions down – which is what you don’t want when you are using them but what you do want when storing.

    Premier Icon johnnystorm
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    My aging MK2 six-pack, when stored in the garage, hardly loses any charge when I put it away in spring and get it out again in Autumn.

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    I store all of my lights indoors after some scrote nicked all of my bikes and my lights too.

    J-R
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    I tend to think whitestone is right, but the people at Exposure are very helpful so why not just email them and find out for sure?

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    My lezyne will show amber after a night in garage

    I have had a Femto since October and TBH I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by its battery life irrespective of the temperature its been a bit on the short side…

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