Over the years, Spanninga has always created exclusive and innovative high-end lights. Our unique touch has brought illustrious bike manufacturers to work with us to develop specially-designed products for their bicycles. The high quality of the Spanninga name in this field is rewarded by the satisfaction and the trust of our customers.
“Safety has always been an important issue for Batavus. In a country where people are using the bicycle as often as in the Netherlands, in daylight as well as in the dark, in all weathers, good lighting is a must! Spanninga helps us to make our clients visible by offering the right products and thinks alongside us in the development of new products. Purchasing a bicycle is becoming more and more an emotional choice. An appealing design is of great importance. Batavus designs almost all their components themselves. Spanninga helps us to transfer these designs in solutions which fulfil our quality and safety standards. Cooperating with Spanninga means a big advantage of design freedom. Spanninga is a company that is constantly trying to update their products. They come up regularly with new developments which follow the latest lighting trends. Furthermore they know how to implement these innovations in our own designs. Our most recent line of headlights and rearlights is a good example of this way of working.” Product Manager – Batavus
“For the last couple of years we have developed several lights with Spanninga. The timeframe from the start of the development till the moment we needed the lights for series production was very short. We started by presenting our design ideas and Spanninga then played a big role in arranging the technical drawings. The process was best described as effective, well-structured and creative. We all knew that there was no time for anything to go wrong during the development. Spanninga convinced us from day one that they were able to meet our requirements and they succeeded in this far above expectations. We were confident of their capabilities to make it on time and this will be remembered for future projects. We are very satisfied with the knowledge and input of the whole team. After the introductions we have received nothing but positive feedback from both dealers and consumers. Spanninga did a great job.” Purchaser – Batavus
“The e-Omnia platform harnesses pioneering technology to improve the user’s experience. The integrated rear headlights which allow us to have a visibility to other up to 500 meters away and a front headlight that have a lighting depth of up to 100 meters. Safety in the first place.” Fabrizio Scalzotto – CEO Bianchi
“Safety is an important issue for us. Our lighting must meet what we call ‘robust quality’ with which ‘to see’ and ‘being seen’ is of great importance. This must last over the total lifetime of the bicycle. One of the brand visions of Gazelle is ‘smart design’. This provides us a great part of our distinctive position in the cycle market. So that is how we add value to our bicycles. Spanninga delivers a very good balance in price/quality and combines this for e.g. rearlights with good lightguiding technologies. Moreover they are leaders in the modular construction of their products.” Innovation Manager – Gazelle
“When we asked Spanninga to make us an offer for a new rearlight for one of our e-bike battery series, already in the beginning they surprised us with a working prototype to demonstrate their technology. During the project there was good collaboration between us and Spanninga R&D. They managed to translate our demanding design ideas into a good looking and well-functioning product. And on top of that they managed to do this in time. It was a pleasure to work with Spanninga in this project.” Product Engineer – Koga
“Look invented the first automatic pedal in 1984 and the French brand has become the leader in this product segment. Over the past 30 years, we have continued to innovate to support the expectations of our users with ultra-light road pedals, power sensors integrated in the pedals to measure the performance of cyclists, mountain bike pedals robust resistant to all conditions of use… These numerous projects have forged our innovative brand image.
We had in mind to offer a range of hybrid pedals – a flat face and an automatic face – for several years now. But we wanted to go further in our approach. Offer relevant answers to the categories of cyclists who use the bicycle as transportation means. One of the feedbacks most often mentioned by these users is safety: will other road users see me correctly? It is obvious that cycling should not mean putting your life at risk. So we very quickly identified the pedals as a relevant solution to address this problem thanks to the integration of lights. Why? Pedals are in motion and the light signal they would emit is clearly identifiable and can be associated with the presence of a cyclist. It allows other road users to adapt their driving to preserve the safety of cyclists.
To achieve this project, we needed to partner with an expert in lighting, so that we could rely on his experience. The choice of Spanninga came naturally. We found a French partner whose geographic proximity has facilitated the collaboration in the development of this project and enabled rapid and constructive discussions. The know-how of Spanninga allowed us to meet the challenges of the project, one of the major points of which was the miniaturization and the integration of the lighting components into the pedal.
The launch of the Look Geo Trekking range of pedals was very positive. The Vision lighting built into the pedal really caught the eye! It is a real success for our two brands and a good proof of our respective know-how.” Product Manager – Look Cycle International
“When working on the front light integration on our city model LUNDI 26 we were happy to find a reactive team and support of Spanninga. This gives a unique result and look to our products. We are also using the nice Pixeo on all our models. Minimalistic design, quality and efficiency at an affordable price. Great cooperation!” General Manager – Moustache Bikes
“Safety is crucial, so we pay a lot of attention to safety in respect of bicycles for adults and bicycles for children. This is an essential part of the briefing. In our opinion it is very important that the lighting is not damaged when the bicycle falls. Also very important is the fact that the lighting is always working, in twilight as well as in the dark! And finally, in the development of the SL-18 headlight not only did we pay attention to the quantity of light so that the cyclist could see very well, but also to the aspect of ‘being seen’. That’s why we gave our utmost attention to the visibility of the vulnerable side of the cyclist! Co-operating with Spanninga we know that we can count on expertise, gained over many years, which is not only important for the Netherlands but also for the countries where we export. Just look at the headlight we developed together! With this design we prove that we are leading in that field. It is a must for Sparta to be a leader in several segments of the market. Spanninga really helps us to achieve this performance by developing new technologies and designs.” Sales Manager – Sparta
” We want our customers to feel special when they ride a Stella e-bike. The lights truly add value to this, because safety is of most importance to us, as market leader. That is why we developed a contemporary design with the most up-to-date technology, coming from Spanninga. This made it possible to create a nice and smooth light image. The design was made in the head office in Nunspeet, after which we worked closely together with Spanninga to develop the shape into a practical solution. After we created the design, Spanninga took the lead when it comes to the engineering part. They also executed the necessary tests to meet all legal requirements. The thoroughness and flexibility in the way Spanninga worked, is something we very much appreciate.
Also in the rearlight, we use a ‘new’ technology, which we can apply to our e-bikes thanks to Spanninga. This technique is based on the automotive industry. Spanninga did the research and came with a prototype right away, which did not exist in the market yet. As a result, we are both on top of it now. Thanks to this great cooperation, each Stella e-bike is now equipped with unique lighting. That is how we make our customers’ day and make sure they are riding their bikes more safe than ever. ” Product Designer – Stella Bikes
“Safety, efficiency, and riding pleasure while commuting are central aspects in the development of Stromer products. A powerful light system with daylight, headlights and back light including brakelight, is, in addition to reliable brakes and great tire performance for high directional stability and grip in any weather, crucial for riding safety. Stromer’s design standards always aim to combine aesthetic and technology to achieve a clean design, including in the integration the daylight into the head which has become a trademark.” Communications Manager – MyStromer AG
“For Trek Benelux, as being part of a worldwide company, safety is of very great importance. As one of the initiators of the RAI-mark for bicycle lighting (RKF), Spanninga has proved to consider safety, like us, as a high priority. Trek has carried out several projects in which design and integration were important requirements. Spanninga was closely involved in the development of the projects and could easily meet the wishes of our designers and engineers. Spanninga is capable of delivering the right things to customers and to us as a bicycle manufacturer in the constantly changing lighting market.” Product Manager Benelux – Trek
“Union was looking for a fully integrated front and rearlight into the tube frame of our Union Lite bicycle. In the end, Spanninga designed a light exclusively for the Union Lite. It makes a perfect fit for the minimalistic design of this Urban bike. The great thing is that the light is easily plugged in or out, allowing Urban bikers to easily attach a front carrier to the bike, or any of the other modules. The users helped co-create some of the clever extensions for the bike, allowing Union to create the first modular bike, literally created by and for Urban bikers. Certainly also thanks to the partnership between Union and Spanninga we can speak of high-end Dutch Craftmenship.” Commercial Manager – Union