Benoit Systemes Light Assist 2.1

The Light Assist is a version of Benoit Systeme's popular series of powered add-ons that is designed for an attendant to control. Easy to fit, it transforms your manual wheelchair into an attendant controlled powered wheelchair in seconds.

Product Description

Designed to fit to almost every manual wheelchair, the Light Assist can be attached within seconds, and allows an attendant to control the powerchair by twisting the throttle handle. There is no need to use your strength to move the wheelchair anymore - the motors of the Light Assist do all the work, whether going up hills, or travelling over trickier ground like grass and gravel.

The Light Assist features extended handles for comfortable use, and which help to overcome kerbs and thresholds. The included anti-tip keeps the Light Assist safe going up hills, while engine brakes keep it to a controlled, safe speed when descending hills.

You can remove your Light Assist in just a few seconds, and with a weight of just 8.1 kg, it is light and easy to transport. The 12 Ah lithium battery is also IATA approved for air travel.

Finally, the Light Assist is available in a choice of colours, allowing you to personalise yours and match it to the wheelchair it is being used with.

Our Verdict

We think the Light Assist is an impressive piece of kit - an effective powerpack that offers advantages over more standard models, particularly with its speed control when descending hills. However, it is significantly more expensive than conventional powerpacks such as TGA's Duo, and the Empulse R20, which in many cases are capable of doing what is required from an attendant-operated powerpack.

Key Features

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    Fits to most wheelchair
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    No need to push
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    Speed control on slopes
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    Choice of colours

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair add-ons for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work.

Try This Product

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs and add-ons for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which to get.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying the equipment around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Speed6.2mph / 9.98km/h
Weight8.1kg / 1st 4lb
Range11.2miles / 18.02km
Power Add On TypePowerpack
Weight Capacity120kg / 18st 13lb


£5,250 exc VAT / £6,300 inc VAT