With it now getting dark from 4pm, we've the best deals of front lights, rear lights, and light sets from Wiggle, Chain Reaction, Evans Cycles, and Merlin

Front lights

There are really two types of front light on the market: those that are there to help you see, and those that are there to help you be seen. The former will be brighter to help you pick out the general direction of the road and any irregularities in the road surface even when riding on unlit country lanes, while the latter are better suited to well-lit urban areas, making sure that traffic can see you approaching.


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Hope R4+ Vision LED front light

Buy now: Hope R4+ Vision LED front light for £190.49 (down from £235)

These Hope R4+ lights are power houses, pumping out 1500 Lumens – enough to get you seen from space (probably).

They’re well built and mountable on both your bars and helmets and come with an extension cable.

With a claimed 2.25 hour run time, these should get you home on any night ride.

Lezyne KTV Drive front light

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Buy now: Lezyne KTV Drive front light at Chain Reaction Cycles for £3.37 (reduced from £15.99)

While it isn’t powerful enough to see with, the Lezyne KTV Drive will certainly get you seen.

Its small body puts out 15 lumens of light, making this the ideal small safety light, useful for getting you home.

Lezyne Deca Drive Loaded front light

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Buy now: Leyzne Deca Drive Loaded front light at Ribble Cycles for £102.53 (reduced from £169.99)

Including 3 LEDS and a maximum 900 lumens, the Leyzne Deca Drive light will get you seen on dark nights.

It has multiple different modes, including overdrive and economy, so you can tailor the lighting to the conditions.

What’s more, it’s got a rechargeable battery, which is both more economical and environmentally friendly.

Rear lights

With around 40% of serious cycling accidents occurring when cyclists are hit from behind by motor vehicles, your rear light is probably the most important of your two lights. We’d recommend having two rear lights on your bike at all times: one that’s bright and flashing, and the other there as a backup just in case your main rear light runs out of juice and you find yourself stranded.

>>> Rear lights: a complete buyer’s guide

Cateye Omni 5 rear light

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Buy now: Cateye Omni 5 rear light at Wiggle for £9.97 (reduced from £16.50)

Five LEDs and a wide profile make this a highly visible light.

It also has three different settings and various run times to match. In its most economical it’ll last a claimed two hours.

Leyzne Strip Drive Pro rear light

Buy now: Leyzne Strip Drive Pro rear light from Wiggle for £28.99 (down from £41.99)

The Leyzne Strip Drive Pro is billed as being one of the most versatile lights on the market. With its 9 modes of lighting, it could well be.

It pumps out a decent 100 Lumens too, so it’ll definitely get you seen. It can even be fitted to aero seatposts.

Blackburn Click USB

Buy now: Blackburn click USB from Evans Cycles for £8.99 (down from £17.99)

Another to be seen light, this Blackburn click is a nifty little machine.

The silicon strap just lets you wrap it around your post while the 20 Lumens it spits out will get you seen. It’s USB rechargeable which means it’s wallet friendly, too.

Light sets

Buying a pair of lights is an easy way of making sure that you get well-matched front and rear lights that are suitable for the sort of riding that you’re doing, so you won’t end up accidentally buying a super-powerful rear light with a weak front light that won’t do the job on unlit lanes. Buying the lights as a pair can also be slightly cheaper too.

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Raleigh 5 LED RX4.0 light Set

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>>> Buy now at Merlin Cycles for £9.98 (reduced from £19.99)

Their weatherproof construction and compact, lightweight design makes the Raleigh 5 LED set a great option to have in the bag.

They come with 5 LEDs and two different modes to get you seen on the road.

For information on what to look for when buying new lights for your bike, check out our complete buyer’s guide to bike lights where you can find advice on what to look for, which lights will be best for your riding, and our pick of the best models currently on the market.