Beam Comparison - Bike Light

Beam Distance Comparison - Click on the images to compare at full size. Keep in mind that beam photos like these may overstate the negatives of dimmer bike lights, since unlike the camera (which is kept at the same settings for all photos), your eyes will adjust to dimmer light and thus see better than is implied by the photos.

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Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro
Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro
Cygolite Metro 360
Awards    Best Buy Award 
Price $28.95 at Amazon$49.49 at Amazon
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Pros Inexpensive.Great value, bright beam.
Cons Narrow beam pattern, not bright enough, AAA batteries expensive over long-term, no battery life indicator.Beam is not as even or broad as other bright lights.
Weighted Metrics Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro Cygolite Metro 360
Brightness - 40%
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Beam Quality - 25%
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Battery Life - 20%
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Portability - 15%
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Product Specs Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro Cygolite Metro 360
Max Beam Distance (m) 150 m 135 m
Battery Life (hours) 7.4 hr 2.1 hr
Battery Type 4 AAA USB rechargable
Mount Options Handlebar Handlbar
Installation Tool-free Tool-free
Swivel Mount No Swivel
Weight 5.1 oz., 144g 4.8 oz., 135g