With the winter months soon approaching and the nights beginning to draw in earlier you may be looking to purchase some bike lights to keep you pedalling safely but at an affordable price. With so many out there we’ve compiled some tips on what to look for to keep you safe and seen!
Legally you need a white light attached to the front of your bike and a red light attached to the rear of your bike, there is no fixed agreement on how many Lumens you need for a bike light (the measurement of the lights brightness) as it depends on the type of cycling you are doing.
A guide as to how bright your lights need to be depending on what you are using them for:
For the rear light you need far less lumens, anything around 200 would be ideal for urban / night time riding and between 60-200 for city/daylight riding.
Depending on how bright you have the lights, also depends on how long the battery lasts.
To summarise, when on the hunt for some decent bike lights look for the highest number of Lumens along with the battery length for an all-rounder.
Top-rated bike lights at an affordable price:
For city/urban riding:
For rural/dark riding: