Whether you just fancy an upgrade, or if you are a first time buyer, there’s a dazzling array of bike lights out there to choose from. To make things easy, we’ve picked out three of our favourites.
I just want a cheap pair of bike lights
The Raleigh Led Front & Rear bike lights are the perfect for the entry cyclist. They provide a decent amount of light, they don’t break the bank (£13.95) and they feature a durable, waterproof design.Click here for the cheapest price
I want something a little less entry level
This is the category I believe most cycle commuters will fall in to. In this area, it’s a good idea to purchase a USB rechargeable bike light. That way, you can cycle in and if you notice your lights are running a little low on battery, you simply charge them up at work for the ride back home. In the long run, this will mean more pounds in your pocket, especially as 4 AAA batteries will cost you around £4-£5.
The two best brands in this area are Knog and Moon. From Knog, I recommend the Knog Boomer (£21.38 on Amazon) and the Knog Blinder (£27) for the rear. Both of which we’ve previously reviewed favourably here on London Cyclist.
However, I personally believe the Moon lights have the edge on power and durability. The Moon front bike light costs £19.98 and the rear bike light is £18.49. These lights are a tiny size and are incredibly easy to mount and remove from your bike. I’ve been using them a lot recently.Click here for the Moon bike lights
I want a high end bike light with plenty of candle power
For those looking for some seriously bike light power, look no further than the Magicshine MJ-872. Amazon currently have an amazing deal on this light, which probably explains why it’s high up on their best seller list.
For cycle commuters with a long journey with plenty of sections that are not very well lit, then the Magicshine MJ-872 is an incredibly bright bike light. It’s quick and easy to fit and doesn’t take up too much space on your handlebars. In your hands, the light feels solid and well built, which suggests it will give you many years of faithful service.
The Magicshine delivers 1600 Lumens. This is a number well beyond what most people will ever use. In comparison the Moon lights deliver around 19 Lumens. In reality, you’ll be using this bike light at 30-50% of its capacity.Click here for the lowest price
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