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It's understandable if you’re confused by the different bike lights for sale online. For instance, old-style lights were heavy, only put the light in one direction, and died if they got wet. Some of the newer models on princehunter.co.uk are much brighter and more powerful. We will help you look at everything from headlights and bike locks to bike helmets and even lighting systems for riding at night as well as bikes for kids.
Types of bike lights
There are different types of bicycle lights, which include be-seen lights and USB bike lights. They can be used as both front bike lights and rear bike lights. Each one is designed to give you the best visibility on the road. Let's take a look at some of the different types:
Full-power bike lights
The most powerful front bike lights on the market are made for mountain bikers and can light up the way for many miles. These lights have a high-quality lens that produces a bright, wide beam.
Fitness bike lights
These smaller lights are suitable for commuting to work or riding at night in city parks. They usually don't run as long as full-power bike lights, but they're adequate for most purposes.
Kids' bike lights
Kids' bike light sets come with two or more mini lights attached to a headband or a protective strap. They're not very bright, but they're enough to keep kids visible while they ride their bikes around town at dusk and night.
A front light
A front light sits on the front of your bike; it will be seen by other road users, particularly those coming towards you.
Tip:If your commute takes you through roads with little street lighting, look for a bicycle light with long-lasting battery life or even rechargeable batteries and plenty of lumens. On the other hand, if you're riding on roads with street lights or cycle paths, then a lower lumen light will help save battery power when not needed.
Most bikes have a red light rear on the back, and it's essential to keep this light working so that other people can see you. As well as being safe, a rear bike light will make your bike look more like a real bike and less like an obstruction.
The light sets
The light sets are a good option if you want a set of lights but don't quite want the hassle of having to buy two separate lights. The light sets come with front and rear lights already attached, so you have to stick them on your bike frame, and away you go! (Make sure you've got the suitable batteries for your lights). You can prefer a rechargeable light set.
Wearable lights are a more attractive proposition in many ways. These can be clipped onto bags or jackets easily using magnets or straps and usually come with clip-on bands which allow them to be used without modification. This means that you can keep the same light set for different uses — for example, clipping them on your bag when walking at night and clipping them onto your hard hat when riding your bike — making them an incredibly versatile solution compared with some other forms of lighting.
Important things to look for in bike lights
These days, bike lights come in all shapes and sizes. From rechargeable light sets to small lights that fit on your handlebars or saddle to massive, heavy-duty units that can light up an entire street, the choice is yours. Here are some of the most important things to look out for when choosing your lights:
Light output is measured in lumens. The higher the lumens figure, the brighter the light, and the further it will illuminate. Between 200 and 300 lumens should be enough for most riders, but anything over 500 lumens will give you a good range of vision. You also want a light with a beam pattern (see below) that's right for your type of riding.
Another thing to consider is the beam pattern — essentially, how wide and bright the light is at different distances from you. For example, a bar-mounted light will usually have a beam pattern designed to illuminate a small area in front of you perfectly. In contrast, a helmet-mounted unit will shine much broader and higher to blind other road users. Some lights offer different modes for this purpose.
Most front bike lights and rear bike lights will have multiple lighting modes. The most common mode is bright, flashing, and sometimes a lower power level which can be used when you don't need so much illumination. There may be other modes, too, depending on the light. Some lights have color modes too, which are great for making sure you stand out in traffic but won't illuminate the road as well. Some lights have wireless connectivity options so that you can sync them up with other Bluetooth devices such as heart rate monitors or bike computers.
While the battery life is essential, it's worth noting that manufacturers' claimed battery lives are usually very optimistic. If the manufacturer says light will run for 8 hours at full brightness, then chances are it will probably run out of juice before that time. To indicate battery life, we tend to provide a range based on our test results including energy-efficient, water-resistant, and whether ultra-bright or not. Remember you can install rechargeable batteries for your front bikes lights and rear bike lights as well.
What type of bike lights is right for you?
What sort of lights you need depends on how you use your bike for commuting or training through the winter when it's darker earlier in the evening and later in the morning; a decent set of front lights is probably enough to be seen by motorists. If you're out riding recreationally at night, or regularly ride off-road, then a set of good quality rear bike lights and front lights is probably a better investment than a single leading beam light.
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