With the daylight shorter in the winter months, riding at night can be terrifying. Front and rear lights you will let ride with confidence and safely while being able to see the road ahead of you and knowing that motorists are able to see you.
The most important aspect of bike lighting is being seen by and communicating with other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The front white light indicates the front of your bike to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The rear red light indicate the back of your bike and some lights have an built in accelerometer to make the light brighter when stopping or a braking.
Light are essential if you plan on cycling in the early morning or at night. We also recommend a rear red flashing light during daylight hours.
Here are the lights that we highly recommend:
1. Oculus by Barry Beams $149.95
We consider this the best front light available on the market. The Oculus is great for cycling, camping, police, earthquakes, everywhere you need light. Patented optics give superior brightness without blinding glare.
- 1500 precisely aimed lumens. Brightest light in class.
- No blinding center spot or irritating glare.
- 5 brightnesses; 6 blink patterns. Easy, quick release, unbreakable mounting.
- Internal rechargeable battery, comes complete with extra battery included.
- Weighs under 200 grams, including the battery.
The oculus increases visibility so well that NASA is using it on their mission to find water on the dark side of the moon. Police say you “see the bad guy in the corner”. No other bike light and flashlight beams as far, as bright, as evenly, as the Oculus light. Its so penetrating and bright, that it lights up the far end of a football field, evenly, side to side from corner to corner across the whole end zone, while standing at the opposing goal posts. With this light you will see every bit of the road and you will be seen.
2. CygoLite Dash Pro 450 $43.95
The CygoLite Dash Pro 450 is a sleek, versatile USB rechargeable headlight with 450 lumens of light through an enhanced cycling optic that covers a wide spread. Side illumination ports also highlight your presence to nearby motorists.
- Steady pulse mode: alert motorists with pulses while lighting the path at night, daylighting mode: lightning-like flashes demand attention in daylight
- 7 lighting modes: night: high > medium > low > steady pulse day: quad LED steady > quad LED flashing > daylighting ; lasts up to 70 hours
- Extra compact (95 g) , water resistant, and USB Rechargeable
1. CygoLite Hotrod 50 $31.93
Buy this light and thank us later. The Hotrod 50 unleashes a powerful 50 lumens of flashing output for unprecedented night and day cycling safety. Its cluster mounted array of LEDs work in unison for an extra wide and powerful output, maximizing your presence on the roads.
- Steady pulse mode: alert motorists with pulses while lighting the path at night
- 6 lighting modes: high flash > high steady > group > Zoom > steady pulse > low flash; lasts up to 100 hours on a single Charge
- Extra compact (29 g) , water resistant, and USB Rechargeable
2. FABRIC FL30 $39.99
The Fabric FLR 30 makes clever use of an accelerometer to increase brightness as speed falls. This results in a dual-purpose light that alerts traffic when you intend to slow down or stop. Compact, reliable & USB rechargeable. 30 lumens.
3. Sigma Brake Light $10.95
The Sigma Brake Light easily clips onto your brake cable with 2.5mm hex wrench nothing to remove, simply tap your brakes and the light turns on. Battery lasts more than 100,000 braking procedures. Waterproof 6g
Do you currently use lights on your bike, if yes, which ones are you using?