Summary

We test a selection of the best front cycle lights

Products

Silva, lights test 2012

Silva Pave

Despite being a cable light and battery combo, the Pave is a surprisingly small package. It can be mounted either More…

Score 10

Exposure Lights Sirius Mk3 front light

Exposure Lights Sirius Mk3 front light

A great light for urban commuting and country lane riding. Exposure Lights Sirius Mk3 front light comes highly recommended.

Score 10

Lupine, lights test 2012

Lupine Piko TL Max

We test out the Lupine Piko TL Max front cycle light

Score 9

Fusion, lights test 2012

Fusion Full-beam

We test out the Fusion Full-beam front cycle light

Score 8

Moon, lights test 2012

Moon Meteor

We test out the Moon Meteor front cycle light

Score 10

Verdict

With such a vast selection of lights (and prices) to choose from, there really is something out there for everyone. It?s important to always make your selection based on the riding you do. Don?t simply select the brightest, smallest or cheapest ? or claimed highest lumen count.

The expensive lighting options had impressive beams, albeit for a limited timespan. But they didn?t impress as much as the others, as they were significantly more expensive and their shorter burn-times made them not quite as practical as other lights on test. They?re great if you?re a high-intensity, high-speed rider; less good for us mere mortals!

In the mid-price zone between £80 to £200, the competition is at its most intense, literally, as some very tasty offerings slug it out for the top spot. In many ways you can?t go wrong choosing between the Silva, Gemini, Exposure and Lezyne models tested, as they all offer something a bit different but perform fantastically. It?s a lot of money for a bike light, but can you put a price on safety at night?

In the lower price bracket, the Moon shone through (excuse the pun). It was impressively bright, with versatile mounting options and was USB-chargeable. It?s a light that would more than hold its own in a line-up against more expensive options.