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Bontrager Light Control


Bontrager Light Control data field gives you the ability to directly control the modes of any connected Bontrager RT series lights. Once the lights are paired with the Edge computer, the data field will display a graphical battery status, and buttons to quickly change the mode of the connected headlights and taillights.</p><p></p><p>To Setup:</p><p> 1. Download and install the data field to your Edge computer</p>

What’s New

1.3.3 - CIQ SDK version 4.1.4. Fixed battery issue with Edge 830. Added Edge 1030 Plus, Edge 1040, Explore, Explore 2</p><p>1.3.2 - CIQ SDK version 3.1.6. Fixes crash on Edge 820.</p><p>1.3.1 - CIQ SDK version 3.0.12. Added Edge 830 support.</p><p>1.2.1 - CIQ SDK version 2.4.8.</p><p>1.2.0 - CIQ SDK version 2.4.0</p><p>1.1.1 - Edge 1030 support. CIQ SDK version 2.3.4.</p><p>1.0.8 - Updated build using the new CIQ SDK version 2.2.6</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 1030 Plus Edge® 1030 Plus
  • Edge® 1030, Bontrager Edge® 1030, Bontrager
  • Edge® 1040 Edge® 1040
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® 830 Edge® 830
  • Edge® Explore Edge® Explore
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 2 Edge® Explore 2
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
Average Rating: (95 Ratings)

Ros Tocker
July 17, 2023 | Version 1.3.3

no Support for Edge 840

Brian Dack
April 24, 2023 | Version 1.3.3

I am seconding the review with the request to update for the Edge 840. - copied from other review - Can we please make it available at Garmin Edge 840 - I replaced my 830 and have about 5 Bontrager lights which needs to be back working too. Thanks you.

Jens Zimmermann
April 23, 2023 | Version 1.3.3

Can we please make it available at Garmin Edge 840 - I replaced my 830 and have about 5 Bontrager lights which needs to be back working too. Thanks you.

April 13, 2023 | Version 1.3.3

It doesn't add value from connectivity point of view as that one is still controlled by Garmin sensors. That means, lights will not reconnect and will be shutdown during the ride until you re-pair. Battery status still wrong in 2023. The only benefit of this UI vs Gamin UI is that headlight can be set to flash mode.

Robson Moulin
December 16, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

Funcionou corretamente com o Farol Varia, porém poderia ter como colocar todas as opções do farol nos atalhos, só é possível configurar 2 itens

Txema Gala Mendez
December 4, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

La aplicación está muy bien, sencilla y eficaz.Como en otras opiniones de usuarios, tiene un fallo en la medición de nivel de bateria de las luces y hace que al cargar la batería de la luz la aplicación no lo reconozca.Me pasa con Ion rt 200.Sin embargo en Flare rt si funciona.Curioso.

Michiel Farenhorst
November 13, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

Battery status still not working correctly unfortunately. For the rest a clean app that does what it needs to do.

November 12, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

Lousy instructions. Trek Store got it all working with my Edge 1000 and since then it has been flawless (5 rides thus far). The trick seems to be to leave things in "Auto" mode and use the timer feature for start/stop.

Nick Van Rompaey
October 5, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

This is indeed a problem, the battery status on whatever. But i found a solution resetting the flare RT to factory settings. Then the battery status is represented correctly. I know, that is not the way things should work, but you regain the correct status...

September 25, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

Działa dosyć przypadkowo, topornie. Więcej nerwów niż pożytku. Szkoda czasu na instalowanie tego.

September 1, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

After putting the device (Edge Explore 2) to sleep during activity for the first time, Garmin can't connect again with lights.

August 24, 2022 | Version 1.3.3

Trek verhält sich wie Garmin: Eigentlich ein sehr gutes Produkt, SW und Firmware eine ewige Baustelle. Flare RT 100% geladen, Batteriestatus zeigt leeren Akku... (Edge 1030)

Derrick Hodges
April 3, 2022 | Version 1.3.2

Battery status now works for the Ion light, but not the flare rt.

Dean Franklin
September 25, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

The app works well apart from what other reviewers have said, the battery status for the Flare RT frustratingly just doesn't work (continuously shows 2 bars). As monitoring battery life on long rides was one of the main reasons for me installing the app, I will now delete and look at alternatives.

Carlos Gimenez
July 11, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

deben de mejorar mucho la aplicación, De vez en cuando la luz trasera (Flare RT) pone que se desconecta del dispositivo garmin 1000 aunque sigue funcionando. No se puede manejar las dos a la vez cuando pone automático. No se apagan al finalizar la actividad.

Rainer Münch
June 22, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

Grottenschlechte app.... Akku ist immer leer obwohl das backlicht voll geladen ist ...... nicht Trek würdige app

Oliver Roozen
June 16, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

Hey guys! Would be great if you could update this app to fix some bugs. On my 820 the light battery status doesn't seem to update unless I fiddle with the network and re-connect lights. There's also a little bit of connection instability, but that might be difficult to remedy. I haven't tried Garmin's first-party Varia lights but it strikes me that unlike the ANT+ spec for HR, cadence etc, lights seem to be a rather garmin-specific and poorly outlined field. Would be good to see a revised ANT+ or BLE system for this kind of thing because at present, likely at little fault of the Bontrager developers, ANT+ lights are terribly unreliable.

Tomás Arzola Cruz
May 29, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

No funciona correctamente con las luces Bontrager Ion Pro RT y Flare Rt, ya que no coincide el nivel de batería de ambos aparatos con el indicado por el Garmin 1030. Aparte de esto, el piloto trasero se apaga el mitad de ruta sin previo aviso, mientras el Garmin indica que permanece encendido. El modo de luz en ciertas condiciones no coincide con la potencia que suministra el faro delantero. Al terminar la ruta no se apaga el faro delantero. Todo esto convierte unas luces muy fiables por sus medios en unas en las que no puedes confiar al usar la aplicación. Necesita mejorar este tema. ¡Gracias!

March 8, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

I only have Flare RT Rear light (non Bontrager front). Battery level not showing correctly - shows half charge when it is fully charged. As previous comment, would be good if display changed for single light rather than have one side left greyed out.

Taz Visram
March 5, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

The app keeps dropping connection to the lights mid ride! Reset the unit, disconnected and reconnected, still same issue! Useless app! It's too dangerous if the lights go off mid ride

Andreas Reininger
March 3, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

the Ion Pro RT combined with Flare RT and the Edge 830 giving me headache. there are so many configurations (from Garmin and Bontrager data field) but none is intuitive and they block and interfere with each other so you end up with leaves lights not working as expected.

February 10, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

My fault for not researching my lights by before buying; Pro RT & Flare RT; the Pro RT battery level is not correctly reported, light control is difficult and not intuitive - cannot override on the actual light when controlled by my Edge 1030, they repair every time even when I attempt to disable on the 1030.

Takuma Habu
January 6, 2021 | Version 1.3.2

I fully agree with Zanin Paolo's comments! Please fix the battery display.

Zanin Paolo
November 15, 2020 | Version 1.3.2

I would give it 5 stars, except that the battery level is not reported correctly. At the first pairing it works, then after switching off and restarting the next day, the battery level of the previous time remains displayed, even if the battery is 100% charged. I hope it gets fixed.

Frank Quintanilla
September 18, 2020 | Version 1.3.2

I had no problems pairing my Garmin 1030 to the ION 200 lights (front and rear). Once paired, I was able to use this app to control the lights.