Lights Buying Guide

Do you want to go out cycling at night or when visibility is not very good? Well, of course Yes! If you are one of ours, sure that if you do not you never Autobus bicycle, day or night, rain or Sun is shining. And it is that you do not have why! You don’t need more than a good set of lights.

We have organized this urban, road and Trail to help you choose the lights that fit your needs, but there are some basics you will have to take into account first.

Bike Lights Buying Guide

Brightness: what lumens?

In a nutshell, a lumen is the unit that reflects the light that is light to the human eye. Modern lights range from 5 to 100 lumens in terms of tail lights. The front lamps depart around 10 lumens and reach the % and peak lumens for urban lights and thousand and peak lumens for road and Trail of high end lights.

Batteries: what options are there?

You can still buy lights with disposable alkaline batteries, but the majority of lights now include built-in rechargeable batteries. The most common rechargeable batteries are lithium-ion or lithium-polymer. These are smaller, lighter and more powerful than disposable alkaline batteries, which makes them perfect for bike lights.

The majority of rechargeable lights are loaded via USB, and some lights even integrates a USB connector, so you don’t have to use any cable to charge them.

The front lamps more powerful takes long to charge via USB, and that many of them include a charger.

Increasingly, rechargeable lights that incorporate a battery indicator, so you know how much you have left. Some lights have a small LED that changes color to indicate how much battery is left. There are some lights high end ranging to a digital display.

Lights Buying Guide 1

Stands for lights: how?

In Wiggle, our front and rear lights categories include a variety of styles and mounting options.

Then we will see 2 of the most common mounting systems, which we will detail throughout the entire guide.

  • The majority of tail lights and security lights incorporate a strap mechanism Assembly that attaches easily to the stem or handlebar. One of the main advantages of using a belt attachment is to be take in a quick and simple, ideal! for your daily travel to and from work
  • One of the most widespread mounting mechanisms for the headlights is the screw clamp. Although there are certain front lamps which are also fastened with fastening strap, more powerful models incorporate a screw clamp, because they weigh more. This is ideal, especially if you do mountain biking or city by rough terrain.

What are the best lights for you?

Urban

If you usually leave by built-up areas and highways or roads are well illuminated, your main priority should be to keep the view of other users. There are many lights designed for this use. Most brands know them as “safety lights”.

The security lights usually have at least a mode of constant lighting, in addition to several flashing modes. These lights also provide a high degree of lateral visibility, for pedestrians and other road users to see you well on the crosses.

Surely once you’ve crossed with someone who goes with flashing as if it were a mobile disco, with a lot of flashing lights everywhere, hooked up to the bicycle, backpack, clothing and helmet. Maybe it seems a little exaggerated, but keep in mind that you’ve seen it! Take more than one light with a combination of intermittent modes will make you more visible to the rest.

The Lezyne Zecto Drive Y9 light Kit It’s perfect if the roads that you city are well lit.

Security lights they are usually secured by straps of rubber around the stem or handlebar, so that they are easy to apply and remove. Many of them also include several options to hook them to the backpack, clothing, helmet or panniers.

If your route passes by some another stretch of highway or road which is not very well lit, you surely need a more powerful headlight . Somebody above 200 lumens is sufficient to travel on highways or dark roads at a reasonable speed. If the land is rather abrupt, or if there is the likelihood of some kind of obstacle, it may that you want something even higher.

The Light front LifeLine 375 It is the perfect choice if your route covers highways or dark roads.

Lights Buying Guide 2

Road

Circular on dark roads, especially at high speed, have a powerful front light is crucial to well illuminate the road ahead. Go 3 meters ahead is much better that you realize that blip that you’ve fallen bicycle is loaded also front wheel.

So you identify all the potholes and other obstacles you need a powerful headlight mounted to the handlebar, with a power of more than 600 lumens lighting. A light with a more focused beam will allow you to see further and also prevent you blinded to other users of the highway.

Select suitable also lighting modes is something important, because it will allow you to adjust the power of lighting environment and better control the use of the battery during longer travels.

The Light Exposure Strada Mk6 front with remote switch specifically designed for the road.

The more powerful headlights tend to weigh more and require a more robust clamp screw. In addition, the light can be removed clamp load it, or if you will leave the bicycle parked somewhere.

With a more focused beam of front lights may be more difficult to detect to other users of the road, and therefore always worthwhile take a complementary security light in the front of the bike. If you set security mode intermittent light it will look much better.

Other users of the road will detect you much faster if you take the Light front Lezyne Strip Drive in the front of the bike.

To the rear, a good bright safety light will help other users of the road you feel quite far away. Again, you will see much better using the intermittent mode and two lights at the same time.

With a power of 100 lumens lighting, the Taillight Lezyne Strip Drive Pro It is one of our most powerful tail lights .

Most of security lights are attached by straps of rubber around the seatpost, so they are easy to apply and remove. Most manufacturers now design their aerodynamic Seatposts-compatible lights, but when in doubt, always it is best to check the characteristics of the light before you buy.

Trail

Would you like to go out at night with the bike then? Well, of course Yes! And what better way of increasing pressure that erasing the light from the equation? But if you don’t want to go giving you of face to face against trees or brewing you through the holes, you will need a few lights.

What kind of lights do you need? In any way the lights you use to go to work every day! It may be suficiete even by dark ways, but not in the middle of the field, especially if they are paths that you don’t know well, you need a good light! As some will need a headlight’s attach to the handle, and with a power of more than 1,000 lumens lighting. A light with a wide beam of light is the best for light all the way you have ahead.

The Light front Exposure Six Pack Mk6 It is one of the most powerful front lights on the market.

In addition to a light attached to the handlebar, a light attached to the helmet with a narrower beam will help you to see the other side of the curves and identify any obstacle that is beyond the scope of your main light. Some lights mounted to the handlebar include also a choice of taillight.

The Light front Exposure Diablo Mk7 the standard light is that compares the rest of lights to helmets. Take a look at the video of our colleague of Wiggle Andrew Burtenshaw.

Choosing the right lighting mode is also important for both lights. During rapid descents, you’ll need as much light as you can receive. This means that you can use a looser way during rises to save battery power. Some manufacturers offer the option of a remote switch, which allows you to change the mode of illumination without releasing the handlebar.

For circular trails it is worth buying a light with a battery that lasts a little more than you need, because you never know when you’ll need that little bit more, either because you liberated you from the road, or because you have to stand aside to repair something. If you plan to make long travels at night, then it worth you buy spare batteries.

The rest of riders you will receive much before trails with a security light at the rear. Most of security lights are fastened with a strap to the seatpost, although you can that you prefer to hook them to your backpack, clothing or helmet.

The Taillight Lezyne Strip Drive You light up enough so the rest you see well.

Lights Buying Guide 3

In summary

Needless to say that the vast majority of the bike lights that we sell are designed to cover several disciplines, and the availability of complementary media allows you to also change the lights of a bicycle to another. Bicycle lights, including bike tail light, bike safety light, bike headlight, etc, are available at our store. Click here to buy: http://www.ebicyclelights.com/best/bicycle-headlight/.

The Headlight Super Lezyne Drive 1200 XL Y9 It is an incredibly versatile light.

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