How to Choose a Bike Light
Bike lights keep getting lighter and smaller while delivering brighter illumination for riding safety.
Types of Bike Lights
A well-lit bike is equipped with front, side and rear lighting to ensure your visibility to motorists and pedestrians.
Comparing Light Performance
All lights offered use durable housings sealed with weatherproof gaskets. Count on these lights to shine in any weather. What to consider:
Rechargeable Lighting Systems
Rechargeable systems feature lithium ion batteries. They can be charged hundreds of times, making them an inexpensive and environmentally sound alternative to disposable batteries.
Maintaining Your Battery System
Most rechargeable batteries are capable of more than 500 charge/discharge cycles. Self-contained units can be charged via a power cord or USB charger.
Run Time and Battery Life
Battery life depends on the light’s battery type, the power of the system and the kind of LEDs in the light.
Headlights mount onto your handlebar, but many can mount onto your your helmet, too. For nighttime trail riding, you should consider using both types. Beams of helmet-mounted lights can be directed by just the turn of your head, so if you’re using only 1 light, you'll find a helmet-mounted light to be the most versatile.