How To Turn The Lights On On Your Ebike

How To Turn The Lights On On Your Ebike? Explained!

Switching on e-bike lighting: how exactly do you do that? Chances are the bike shop explained this when you bought the bike. However, you can also forget this if you do not use your lighting regularly. So, how do you turn on the light of your electric bicycle? That’s what we’re going to tell you in this article.

How to turn on the lights on your Ebike

The lighting on a more luxurious e-bike often switches on and off automatically. However, this is not always the case. If this is not the case, but you do have lighting on the battery, you often turn it on via the display.

Display with lighting button

Some displays have a button for the lighting. If it is on your bike, you have to press it. With some systems, the lamp turns on immediately. With other systems, you press the button for the lighting for a few seconds, then the lighting switches on.

Display without a lighting button

Do you have a display without a button for the lighting? That does not necessarily mean that you do not have lighting on the battery. With many electric bicycles, you switch on the light by pressing the + button for support for a few seconds. The button with which you normally set your support is also used for the lighting.

NOTE: do not hold down the – sign. If you do this, you often turn on the loop assist mode. The motor then starts to rotate.

Not all electric bicycles have battery-powered lighting. Many cheaper brands work with normal battery lighting. This can also be the case with e-bikes that are often used by students. These often also have no lighting on the battery because cables often break in bicycle sheds.

As you can see, more and more children are going to school on e-bikes

Electric bicycle lamp does not work

Is the lighting of your e-bike not working? Then there is a chance of a broken wire. It is also possible that your lamp itself has failed. If this is the case, it is advisable to go to the bicycle repair shop.

Are you technical yourself? Then you can measure whether there is still voltage on the wires to the headlight. If this is the case, the headlight itself will be broken. If not, you’ll have to look at the wiring. You can also check whether all contacts are still good and clean them if necessary and spray them with contact spray. You may also want to check the brakes and tires. This way you can be sure that you can safely hit the road!

Do you have any questions about turning on the e-bike lights? Then check the frequently asked questions below. 

Frequently asked questions

The lighting on my e-bike does not work: what now?

If the lighting of your e-bike no longer works, you can take the following steps. First, check whether there is a break in the cable. Or maybe your lamp has completely broken down. If you have a lamp that works on batteries, first replace the old batteries with new ones.

Does the lighting of my e-bike turn on automatically?

For some e-bikes, the lights come on automatically. However, this is not always the case. Therefore, always check before you go on a bike ride how your bicycle lights work.

Which button should I use to turn on the lights on my e-bike?

It differs per e-bike in how you can switch on the lighting. With one bike it happens automatically, with another you have to press a button. This is often a button with the image of a light, as you are used to in the car. You may also have to hold down the ‘+’ button for a few seconds.

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