We test a selection of the best front cycle lights
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.