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Smart Bike Lights


For support you can either use the "Contact developer" (please provide the email address so that I can reply back) or by posting on the Garmin forum thread:</p><p></p><p></p><p>Smart Bike Lights is a data field IQ Connect application for Garmin devices, that displays and controls ANT+ lights. Garmin has a built-in "Auto" light mode setting, which automatically adjusts the light intensity based on the ambient light or time of day. The issue with "Auto" mode is that is not configurable and that is why this application introduces a special "Smart" mode, which is fully configurable based on sunset, sunrise, speed, ... (check all filters below). The source code is available on GitHub:, where issues/feature requests can be opened.</p>


Version 0.25.0:</p><p>- Added charging option for the battery filter</p><p>- Added the ability to set the configuration name </p><p>- Added the ability to switch between configurations in light panel</p><p>- Fixed empty display when the light is charging</p><p></p><p>Version 0.24.2:</p><p>- Fix Smart mode from not displaying in light menu</p><p></p><p>Version 0.24.1:</p><p>- Added option to change text color of active light button</p>




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平均評等: (57 個評等)

Olivier Leprevost
2023年3月17日 | 第 0.25.0 版

Enorme ! Avoir le choix de declencher l'alerte lumineuse uniquement quand il y a une voiture qui arrive, et le laisser etiend le reste du temps est un vrai plus pour la batterie. Merci beaucoup pour ce developpement ;)

2023年2月22日 | 第 0.24.2 版

Brillant !!!!

Allan Wood
2023年1月30日 | 第 0.24.2 版

Brilliant - I use this for mountain biking, so really just want to be able to turn lights on and off when I jump off the trail and onto roads for short periods. Gives me all the options I want without having to get off the bike. Thank you for your efforts, delighted ;-)

Tobias Büttner
2022年12月4日 | 第 0.24.2 版

Unfortunately I cannot use the data field, there's always the message "no network" even though the Varia RTL 516 is connected and functional

2022年12月5日, maca88

When “No network” is displayed it could be one of the following issues: - The light is not paired in the Garmin Sensors menu. Check under Lights submenu whether the light is paired as you may paired only the radar. - The serial number of the light set in the configurator does not match with actual light serial number (ignore this point if you didn’t set the serial number) - In case you are using “Individual Light Network”, you need to assure that the light is not paid in the Garmin Sensor menu

2022年11月17日 | 第 0.24.2 版

Took me a little while to figure out the various configuration options, but once I'd done that it became obvious that this is an incredibly useful app. Nice work!

2022年10月27日 | 第 0.24.2 版

With this app I can see advantage from using ant+ compatible lights, have just forgotten about them. Smart mode is f**g awesome. Superb app!

Martin Nerad
2022年10月23日 | 第 0.24.2 版

Very usefull application and perfect config tool on Github!

David Vrkoč
2022年10月19日 | 第 0.24.2 版

Hello, thanks a lot for app. I am using this (lights off, flashing after car detection) ###0,73404416::1#2,2!RADAR:1:7:1:0I]-1]0!:1:0:0:0D=1###0::#0:0#0#B3112##2#0#0 It works good in day time. Is it posible to switch after sunset to solid light and to pulstation after detecting a car?

2022年10月20日, maca88

Hi, yes it is possible... here is the configuration: ###0,73404416::1#3,3!NIGHT:1:4:0:0Es0,r0!RADAR:1:7:1:0I]-1]0!:1:0:0:0D=1###0::#0:0#0#B3112##2#0#0 Please use "Contact Developer" link for further questions.

2022年9月29日 | 第 0.24.2 版

Hello, I bought the bon contractor Ion 200 RT light, if unfortunately only 3 orange lines are loaded, not 5 green ones, even after a second load it stays with 3 orange, I have also deleted the ION 200 from the 1040 And again newly connected, unfortunately it remains with 3 orange lines. Thank you for your help. Best regards Thomas

2022年9月30日, maca88

Unfortunately this is a known bug of Ion 200 RT and Flare RT lights. In order to display the correct battery level you need to factory reset the light after every charge, this is what I do for my Flare RT to fix the issue. You can check the following Garmin thread for more info:

2022年9月15日 | 第 0.23.2 版

Hello, First of all, thanks for Smart Bike Lights, it works really well, the only one is the battery display, which consists of 5 green bars if the Varia 515 is fully charged, so you think that every bar means around 20% capacity, but already With 3 bars, the color of the beams changes to red, which soon means charging, actually 3 bars should still be around 60% capacity, how does that come? Many Thanks Thomas

2022年9月15日, maca88

Hi, with 3 bars, the color of battery cells changes to orange not red, but indeed on some devices orange looks like red. Red is used only when one bar is left, which normally means that the battery level is below 10%.

Andreas Eckmann
2022年8月19日 | 第 0.23.2 版

Hello have a Varia515 as well as 1040 garmin edge. Actually wants to have the function light on at cars and otherwise off. The first problem is the light on in cars, but no longer goes out. Does the light configuration only work on the active training side where the IQ is in the data field and as soon as you swipe to another side, no more!? The next one hooks the switching on the data field, so can not just click through the light modes from S to M and N. Must then always swipe to the next page and back. Of course it would be nice with brake function, unfortunately I didn't manage that. Here is my data ###0,73535488#2,2!CARON:1:6:0:0I[300]0!:1:0:0:0D=1##6,5:VariaNL!2,:-1,Off:0!1,Solid:4!1,Day Flash:7!1,Night Flash:6!1,Peloton:5#0::#0:1#123!:123!#B3843##3#0#0 With Brake ###0,73535488#3,3!CARON:1:6:1:0I[300]0!BRAKE:1:4:3:0A[-10!:1:0:0:0D=1##6,5:Varia NLB!2,:-1,Off:0!1,Solid:4!1,Day Flash:7!1,Night Flash:6!1,Peloton:5#0::#0:1#123!:123!#B3843##3#0#0 Sincerely, Andreas

2022年8月21日, maca88

Hi, the filters should work also if the data field is not on the selected screen. As your configuration has "Force Smart mode" it should stay in Smart mode all the time, just make sure that the light is in Smart mode the after you set the configuration. Here is the updated configuration that has also braking: ###0,73535488#3,3!BRAKE:1:4:0:0A[-10!CARON:1:6:0:0I[300]0!:1:0:0:0D=1##6,5:VariaNL!2,:-1,Off:0!1,Solid:4!1,Day Flash:7!1,Night Flash:6!1,Peloton:5#0::#0:1#123!:123!#B3843##3#0#0 Please use "Contact developer" for additional support.

2022年8月8日 | 第 0.23.2 版

I'd just like the varia 515 to turn on based on my Edge's ambient light sensor. NOT based on sunset, fixed times, etc. Of course, when a car is approaching from behind it should start blinking, regardless of time of day. Any ideas?

2022年8月8日, maca88

Unfortunately Connect IQ does not provide an API for ambient light sensor. There is a feature request ( for it, where Garmin suggested that it could be implemented for future devices. In case you have Edge 1040 Solar, you can use the "Solar Intensity" filter.

Armin M. Warda
2022年7月28日 | 第 0.23.2 版

This is the most useful connect IQ app I have used! Finally I can make my bike lights do what I want instead of what the Garmin engineers thought I would need! My configuration: Front Light (ION 200 RT): default=off - day flash if speed greater than 15km/h Radar Tail Light (Varia 515): default=off - day flash if car approaching (= nearer than 300m and threat level greater none) - solid if acceleration lower than -15% (= braking light) I hope that this app will not drain my Edge 530's battery to quickly. I will see after my next long ride...

2022年7月22日 | 第 0.23.2 版

I've tried to configure Varia RTL 510 (generally off /battery save/ but BRAKE SOLID light + BLINK when car detected) - after some initial tests I decided to contact Developer (for help) with my test/config line. Very quick and kind reply from Developer solve the issue. Impressive approach and tool! Thank You very much! (ps. Varia works /as expected/ brilliant with suggested config line)

Grzegorz Terelak🚲
2022年7月21日 | 第 0.23.2 版

Co tu dużo pisać! Jest super jeśli chodzi o obsługę lampek Bontrager !

Karsten Dilz
2022年7月10日 | 第 0.23.1 版

Nice tool. It is good to to see the actual state at the display. An online simulator for checking of the filters (e.g. daylight, radar, ...) will be fine.

2022年7月7日 | 第 0.23.0 版

Best Gadget

Adrian Pang
2022年6月28日 | 第 0.23.0 版

Ridiculously powerful and so many config examples to reference from the Garmin support page. 10 out of 5!!!

Damir Mihalicka
2022年6月24日 | 第 0.23.0 版

The best data field for Varia and other lights ... The man is helpful and the app is complex and works well, all the opposite of Garmin...

Jaroslav Adámek
2022年5月11日 | 第 0.18.0 版

Great application. It took me a while to understand how to configure it, but then it works great. Extensive work.

2022年5月7日 | 第 0.18.0 版

Una vez que comprendes como se configura, es una autentica pasada de aplicacion. Felicitaciones

2022年4月1日 | 第 0.17.0 版

This is great. Important to read full description to understand, including after More...... There are still problems, including but not limited to unstable connections between Edge 830 and Bontrager lights, either occasional random loss during rides, or a profound link failure when Garmin connected to mobile phone by Bluetooth. These are not caused by this App, but are problems with the Garmin device itself

2022年2月15日 | 第 0.16.0 版

Coś wspaniałego! Nawet się nie spodziewałem, że można tu znaleźć taką perełkę!!! POLECAM!

2022年2月14日 | 第 0.16.0 版

hello maca88, I've been trying to understand your application for 4 days but I can't get it, I would like you to help me. I need to put in a flare RT, ambient light with brake, how could I do it. you are very kind

David Brand
2022年2月10日 | 第 0.16.0 版

I have only just found this and configured it, but I'm already really happy. I bought Garmin's UT800 headlight and like the set and forget auto functionality, but due to it being overzealous with high beam at night, the battery runs out too fast. I have setup this app to only use high beam at much faster speeds, so I am confident this will help me get through night rides!