Impressive first attempt from BBB
BBB is a newbie when it comes to producing off-road lights, but as a first attempt the Scope 1500 is impressive.
Like the Lupine Piko, it has twin Cree LEDs housed in a machined body, with something called ACS (Airflow Cooling System), which we’re assuming is just the fins machined into the side.
The head unit mounts centrally over the stem using a plastic clamp and has a secondary tilt adjustment, which allows you to manually angle the light upwards if you want to illuminate the trail further ahead.
Also included is a neat-looking helmet mount that attaches using a Velcro strap. And what makes the Scope 1500 a credible option for using up top is the lightweight lithium-ion battery pack.
Like the lamp, it straps in place, but it’s compact and the low weight is barely noticeable when riding.
There are four light modes on offer: super beam, high, standard and low beam. Like most lights you have to toggle through the full sequence to get back to the full beam.
The best thing about the Scope 1500 is it actually has more power than claimed. At 1,564 lumens on full beam, it’s only a touch more, but since most lights in the mid-range failed to match their claimed output, it’s worth shouting about.
Run time is also pretty decent and we managed to eke out a 3.5hr ride with judicious use of the high beam.
As a bar light, the Scope’s beam pattern is a little lacking for tight, technical trails, but for helmet use it’s almost perfect.