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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Pros Great value, bright beam.Great beam distance and quality, lasts five hours in high mode.
Cons Beam is not as even or broad as other bright lights.Very heavy, expensive and time-consuming to install and remove.
Weighted Metrics Cygolite Metro 360 NiteRider Pro 1800
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Product Specs Cygolite Metro 360 NiteRider Pro 1800
Max Beam Distance (m) 135 m 172 m
Battery Life (hours) 2.1 hr 4.9 hr
Battery Type USB rechargable Rechargable
Mount Options Handlbar Handlebar / Helmet
Installation Tool-free Tool-free
Swivel Mount Swivel Swivel
Weight 4.8 oz., 135g 17.9 oz., 507g