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The 9 Best Lights For Road Cycling

The 9 Best Lights For Road Cycling

 

A good set of bike lights are an important cycling accessory for riding at night, allowing you to see and be seen by other road users. In winter, when the daylight hours become shorter, a great set of lights are vital. However, with so much choice on offer, it can be a challenge to find the best bike lights for road cycling. So, to help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of the best bike lights for 2019 to help keep you seen and safe this winter.

 

Group road cycling at night, with some of good bike lights

  1. Moon Meteor Storm Dual
    £89.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Moon Meteor Storm Dual

    When we’re riding in the darkest conditions, the Moon Meteor Storm Dual is our go-to light. With 1300 lumens, it lights up the darkest country lanes and trails. It’s also incredibly durable, with a water-resistant CNC alloy construction.

    It holds charge extremely well too, containing up to 150 hours of run time on a full charge. You can also keep a tab on how exactly much power is left, with the LED screen on the top of the light, so you never get caught out. 

    Buy this light if … you need a very bright front light to see in the darkest conditions.  

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  2. Lezyne Hecto Drive 500X
    £40.00 Buy now with Probikekit

    Lezyne Hecto Drive 500X

    For a mid-level light, the Lezyne Hecto Drive certainly packs a punch. Weighing just 93 grams, this little light will illuminate most roads with relative ease, making it a perfect choice for commuters and one of the best all-round front lights for road cyclists.

    With a USB stick built into the unit, the Hecto Drive plugs straight into a computer without the need to carry around a cable. Once fully charged, the Hecto Drive has a very respectable maximum run time of 20 hours.   

    Thanks to the adjustable silicone strap, the Hecto Drive can fit any shape of handlebar and can be removed quickly and easily without any tools – perfect for those who ride multiple bikes regularly. 

    Buy this light if … you need a compact, but bright front light to see and be seen in medium to low light. 

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  3. Gee Sol 200 +
    £23.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Gee Sol 200 +

    For only £23.99, the Gee Sol 200 + front light offers incredible value for moneyAlthough many lights in this price bracket are battery-poweredthe Gee Sol 200+ is USB rechargeable, and with 200 lumens of power, it provides enough light to be seen from distance in most light conditions. Thanks to its compact design and CNC machined alloy body, it’s reasonably lightweight and durable too.

    Buy this light if …  you need a reliablecompetitively priced front light to be seen when riding on mainly well-lit roads. 

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  4. Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL/Strip Pro Light Set
    £115.00 Buy now with Probikekit

    Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL/Strip Pro Light Set

    With a Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL and Strip Pro light set, you can ride in all light conditions.  While the front light is bright enough to see the road in-front clearly, the rear light offers wide-angle optics of 270 degrees for maximum rear visibility.  Both lights also come with a daylight flash mode, firing out violent splashes of light which catch the attention of other road users, even during the day.

    Like most lights from Lezyne, they’re secured by silicone straps which makes transferring these lights between bikes very easy. They’re also USB rechargeable. If you’d like to know more about this lightset, we recently reviewed them in this blog article. 

    Buy this light set if you need an extremely bright light set to see and be seen in all light conditions.

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  5. Nite Rider Lumina Micro 650/Sabre 80 Combo Light Set
    £49.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Nite Rider Lumina Micro 650/Sabre 80 Combo Light Set

    A great LED light combo, and perfect for dimly lit suburban streets. While the Lumina Micro 650 front light allows you to see and be seen in medium to dark conditions, the Sabre rear light keeps you visible from a distance to ongoing traffic. 

    Like most lights on this list, both are USB rechargeable and with an adjustable silicone strap, they can be easily transferred between bikes. Importantly, both lights have a lifetime guarantee – a testament to their durability.

    Buy this light set if . . . you need a durable light set which allow you to see, and be seen in medium to low light conditions. 

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  6. Knog Blinder Mini Niner Lightset
    £35.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Knog Blinder Mini Niner Lightset

    Despite their size, the KNOG Blinder Niner light set are outstandingly bright. While 20 lumens might sound dim compared to other lights listed so far, this set is still bright enough to be seen from over 500 metres away and from angles up to 90°.   

    Each light offers five modes and lasts for up to 11 hours on a single charge – enough for a whole week of 1-hour commutes. Like most KNOG lights, it’s fully waterproof and has an inbuilt USB plug that fits directly into the computer, allowing you to charge the unit without a cable.  At 18 grams per unit, there is almost no weight penalty to pay for all this performance. 

    Buy this light set if … you need a set of compact light set to be seen on well-lit roads. 

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  7. KNOG Big Cobber Rear Light
    £44.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    KNOG Big Cobber Rear Light

    While the 270-lumen rear light would be bright enough to keep you seen by approaching traffic day or night, thanks to the way it wraps around your seat post, the Cobber is visible from angles up to 330° so that you can be seen clearly from the side too. 

    Like the majority of the KNOG range, the Cobber is 100% waterproof. It also includes an integrated USB charging port and comes with an easily removable silicone strap, which offers a secure fit on all shapes of seat posts. 

    Buy this light if … you need an extremely bright rear light, to be seen clearly from distance in very low light.  

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  8. NiteRider Sabre 80 Rear Light
    £17.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    NiteRider Sabre 80 Rear Light

    The NiteRider Sabre 80 is a compact rear light that offers a huge amount of bang for your buck. In fact, we think you’d be very hard-pressed to find a USB-rechargeable LED light this bright under £20. With 80 lumens, you can be seen from a fair distance in most medium to low light conditions. 

    Using a stable mount, the light fixes to your seat very securely, offering peace of mind over even the roughest ground. NiteRider even claim that the Sabre is aerodynamic because it sits directly behind your seat post – perfect for those seeking every marginal gain.

    Buy this light if . . . you’re on a tight budget, but need bright rear light which keeps you seen from distance in medium to low light.

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  9. Lezyne Femto USB Drive Rear Light
    £15.00 Buy now with Probikekit

    Lezyne Femto USB Drive Rear Light

    Weighing just 22 grams, the Lezyne Femto USB Drive is a lightweight rear light that you can keep on your bike year-round. While this light borrows many of the much-loved features from the original battery-powered Femto, this updated version is USB rechargeable, meaning you can save the environment and your wallet from disposable batteries. Importantly – the Femto’s also come as a set too.

    Buy this light if … you need a lightweight, compact rear light for riding on well-lit roads 

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