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Buying Guide to Bike Lights

Are you blinded by the choice of bike lights there are on the market today?  Well, this bicycle light buying guide will help you in seeing what bike light is best for you and ensure you are choosing the right one. We may all need this piece of equipment for different reasons, but there is one thing you can guarantee and that is that you do need a decent light in your accessory box so you are prepared for any weather conditions. Fog, rain, dark, dawn, low sunlight or simply just to stand out and be seen just that little bit quicker you feel much safer.

  1. Lezyne Super Drive 1250XXL Front Light - Black
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    Lezyne Super Drive 1250XXL Front Light - Black

    Lezyne

    Lezyne was founded on March 1st, 2007, by industry icon Micki Kozuschek and other industry partners, but now lezyne now begins its ninth season as a leader in cycling accessories. Its goal is to engineer and produce premium quality accessories that meet the same high standards as high-end bicycle components. In a few words, Lezyne’s goal was Engineered Design. Today, the goal remains the same and Lezyne is now a cycling accessory industry leader with award winning products world-wide.

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    Lezyne LED Femto Drive Rear –  This light is fantastic choice to keep permanently on your bike. It has a long battery life which would last you over a month without worrying about battery life.

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    The Lezyne Super Drive 1250XXL Front Light – Black Shown above. Is big, It’s robust and it means business. The ever so stylish design from Lezyne doesn’t skimp on performance when it comes to this badboy and doesn’t have XXL after its name for no reason. Look no further if you need a big light.

    Where style meets performance – The Lezyne Micro Drive 450XL Front Light packs out a tasty 450 lumens and has a nice neat cableless charging port. This is a nice go to light to have around.

    Image Source – Lezyne

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  2. Moon Comet X Pro Rear Light 2017
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    Moon Comet X Pro Rear Light 2017

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    Moon LED bike lights are available in front, rear and interchangeable models that are ideal for road and trail cyclists alike, Either to be seen in the daylight or too see in the dark, or both. From their solid, entry-level commuter lights, to their 1000 lumen trail lights, Moon bike lights offer consistent and robust quality at ultra competitive prices.

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    The Moon Comet fits this category perfectly. Shown above. The light is versatile to fit onto any bike and also has auto safe mode so you get a guaranteed 1 hour ride time.

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    Just like the moonlight! This Moon Meteor Auto/Crescent Light Set 2017 gives off an ample 400 lumens, more than enough to light up your way from work or when out on a little spin during the morning or evening.

    Serious lights for commuting or MTBing

    Now we are talking! The  Moon Meteor Storm Front Light 2017 Has, not one, but two  2 Cree LEDs for superior output, this light really steps up to its job and blows out a massive 1600 lumen and a whopping  31 hours runtime. This is a light you cant go wrong with.

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  3. Niterider Lumina OLED 950 and Solas 100 Light Set
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    Niterider Lumina OLED 950 and Solas 100 Light Set

    NiteRider

    Niterider bike lights are super high-tech, state of the art products. Their quality is second to none, with single lights available or full sets. Lets have a look at their key product.

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    The Niterider Mako 100 and TL 5.0 SL Light Set is the more robust out of all the ‘everyday’ lights and has a huge battery life of up to 180hrs

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    The Niterider Lumina OLED 350 and Solas 100 Light Set Shown above, fits this criteria very well. It is fantastic value for money and packs out a huge 350 lumens and does offer a very thoughtful ‘group ride’ mode so you don’t annoy your club mates!

    Image Source – Niterider

    Serious lights for commuting or MTBing

    Ok, so the Niterider Pro 2800 Enduro Remote Front Light 2017 is the daddy of all the range! With this, you can go anywhere! This was designed with mountain biking enduro riding in mind and this will light up the trails so much you won’t be able to tell the difference between light and dark.

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  4. Cateye Volt 400 Duplex Front and Rear Helmet USB Light Set
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    Cateye Volt 400 Duplex Front and Rear Helmet USB Light Set

    Cateye

    Exactly what it says on the tin, CatEye’s bike lights are designed to be as strong and as bright as a cat’s eyes. Guide your way through the dark and misty routes and make yourself seen. From powerful rechargeable lights to efficient white LEDs, CatEye’s headlights put more light where you need it – on the road or trail.

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    The Cateye Volt 400 Duplex Front and Rear Helmet USB Light Set. Shown above,  is very useful to have, the light is a front and rear in one and mounts on your helmet so you can be seen from the front and back without having to worry about two lights. The battery life is fantastic and bursts out a huge 400 lumens out front.

    The Cateye Orb is also a neccesity for your bike. the battery life is incredible and takes batteries so ast for ages. We like to recommend these for those emergency days and that little bit extra visibility

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    This is Cateye Volt 800 USB Front Light has a classic design and is neat on your bike, it has a huge 800 lumens so you an be confident you are going to see where you are going with this one. It is great value for such a high powered light.

    Serious lights for commuting or MTBing 

    Let’s be serious! The Cateye Volt 1600 USB Front Light is for those serious commuters, MTB trail lovers, ride any weather any day kind of riders. This light fits the bill from the cateye range.

    Image Source – Cateye

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  5. Knog Blinder Mini Chippy Rear Light
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    Knog Blinder Mini Chippy Rear Light

    Knog 

    Launched in March 2003 by Hugo Davidson and Malcolm McKechnie, Knog is a unique global lighting & cycling accessories brand, based in Melbourne, Australia currently selling Knog products to over 60 different countries!

    Image Source – Knog

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    You can really go wrong with the Knog Blinder Mini Chippy Rear Light.  Shown above. It really does pack a  punch for its size and price. It requires no tools to fit and can be seen up to 500meters away!

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    You may think, these are too small to light up the path in front of me. But the Knog Blinder Mob The Face Front light boasts that it can light up 1200mts in front of you! Now that is pretty decent for such a small and compact light!

    Something different

    The secret weapon! The Knog Blinder Mob The Face. These can be seen at least 1.2 kilometers away! With its focused 35° beam, long battery life and 5 different light modes, the Knog can light up the path no matter where you ride, all night with no problem!

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  6. Garmin Varia Bike Lights Bundle - HL500 + TL300
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    Garmin Varia Bike Lights Bundle - HL500 + TL300

    Garmin 

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If you wish to look at any of the bike light ranges in more detail or have any questions please ask us on the #YourRide



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