Cateye Volt 300
Light and Motion Urban 800
Bright Eyes Rechargable 1200
LIght & Motion Vis 360+
Cygolite Metro 400
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Pros Long battery lifeFast to switch between bikes, excellent beam quality, 360 degree pivot, lightweightExtremely bright, super easy installation, illuminated power button easy to use during the dark and with gloves onHelmet mount allows you to point light where you want it, front light and built-in tail light, long battery life, fast attachment, very convenientGreat value, bright beam
Cons Very poor beam quality, tricky to remove from mountExpensive, difficult to quickly take on and off of the handlebars single-handedTime consuming mounting systemBeam is not as bright/wide/even as some handlebar lights, some people do not like the helmet mount, can't turn off side lightsBeam is more narrowly concentrated than other similarly powered lights
Bottom Line Has a very poor beam quality, hard to remove from mount but it does have a long battery lifeFast to switch between bikes, excellent beam quality and 360 degree pivotBright and easy to use but poor mounting systemLong battery life, easy to attach and mount allows you to be specific with where light pointsGreat value with bright, narrow beam
Rating Categories Cateye Volt 300 Urban 800 Rechargeable 1200 Vis 360+ Cygolite Metro 400
Brightness (40%)
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Beam Quality (25%)
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Specs Cateye Volt 300 Urban 800 Rechargeable 1200 Vis 360+ Cygolite Metro 400
Max Beam Distance (m) 130 m 136 m 189 m 72 m 120 m
Battery Life (hours) 2.9 hrs 1.5 hrs 2.0 hrs 3.7 hrs 1.7 hrs
Battery Type USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge
Mount Options Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar Helmet Handlebar
Installation Tool-free Attached Rubber Bands Attached Tool-free
Swivel Mount No Yes No No, but your head can! Yes
Weight 134 g, 4.7 oz 122 g, 4.3 oz 324 g, 11.4 oz 130 g, 4.6 oz 142 g, 5 oz
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