Cateye HL-EL135
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Pros Inexpensive, small and easily portableGreat beam distance and quality, lasts four hours in high modeWide even beam pattern, bright, illuminated on/off button, swivel mountWide, even beam pattern, multiple blinking modesBright, wide and even beam pattern, illuminated on/off switch, easy on and off handle bars, good value
Cons Low beam quality, beam distance, below quality mountVery heavy, expensive and time-consuming to install and removeBeam could be more even/less narrow, battery life on the short sideMinimal swivel, short battery lifeShort (1.5 hour) battery life
Bottom Line Inexpensive and easily portable but has a poor beam distance and qualityThis is your go to light for quality and distance of beamThis light is bright, swivels nicely and even has an illuminated on/off switchAlthough it has a shorter battery life, it has a wide even beam with multiple blinking modesThis light not only is a great value but it has a super bright and even beam pattern
Rating Categories Cateye HL-EL135 NiteRider Pro 1800 NiteRider Lumina 750 Cygolite Expilion 850 NiteRider Lumina 550
Brightness (40%)
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Beam Quality (25%)
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Specs Cateye HL-EL135 NiteRider Pro 1800 NiteRider Lumina 750 Cygolite Expilion... NiteRider Lumina 550
Max Beam Distance (m) 34 m 175 m 180 m 147 m 146 m
Battery Life (hours) 38.3 hrs 3.8 hrs 1.7 hrs 1.4 hrs 1.5 hrs
Battery Type AA Alkaline x2 USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge
Mount Options Handlebar Handlebar Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar/Helmet
Installation Tool-free Tool-free Tool-free Tool-free Tool-free
Swivel Mount No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 96 g, 3.4 oz 500 g, 17.6 oz 182 g, 6.4 oz 174 g, 6.1 oz 180 g, 6.3 oz
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