Ratings Overview - Bike Light

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 NiteRider Pro 1800
The NiteRider Pro 1800 is the highest scoring bike light we've tested. We give it a 10 out of 10 for its beam pattern and brightness. It had the evenest beam and by far the greatest maximum distance...  read more >
$350

Top Pick Award
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Brightness - 10 of 10
10
Beam Quality - 10 of 10
10
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Portability - 1 of 10
1
Cygolite Expilion 800

 Cygolite Expilion 800
More than anything else, this light wins our Editors' Choice award because of the awesome beam quality. The competition was tough, but the other lights generally had a more narrow beam. The 800's...  read more >
$140

Editors' Choice Award
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Brightness - 9 of 10
9
Beam Quality - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Portability - 6 of 10
6
NiteRider Lumina 550

 NiteRider Lumina 550
The NiteRider Lumina 550 is one of the best and best value bike lights we've tested. It's reasonably lightweight and compact, and its beam is bright, wide, and even. This light just barely missed...  read more >
$80

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72
Brightness - 8 of 10
8
Beam Quality - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Portability - 8 of 10
8
NiteRider Lumina 700

 NiteRider Lumina 700
The NiteRider Lumina 700 is a high-performance bike light for commuting and occasional off-road riding. It has a relatively wide, even beam pattern and a long beam distance for its size. However...  read more >
$140

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Brightness - 8 of 10
8
Beam Quality - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Portability - 8 of 10
8
Light and Motion Taz 1200

 Light and Motion Taz 1200
The Light and Motion Taz 1200 is a high-powered portable 'cross-over' bike light designed for mountain biking AND commuting. The light is approximately as bright as a single car headlight, yet it...  read more >
$200

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72
Brightness - 9 of 10
9
Beam Quality - 10 of 10
10
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Portability - 3 of 10
3

 Cygolite Metro 360
The Metro 360 wins our Best Buy award because no other light priced under $60 performed even comparably. Yes, there are many $10-$30 bike lights out there, but if you look at our ratings and beam...  read more >
$60

Best Buy Award
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67
Brightness - 8 of 10
8
Beam Quality - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Light and Motion Urban 700

 Light and Motion Urban 700
The Light and Motion Urban 700 offers exceptional beam quality, a lightweight package, and a number of unique features. While it scored high, it did not win an award because it was not as bright as...  read more >
$168

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Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Beam Quality - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Portability - 5 of 10
5

 Light and Motion Vis 360+
The Light and Motion Vis 360+ is a paradigm shifting bike light that makes commuting easier and safer than any of the other 19 lights we tested. As a bonus, this light also works very well for...  read more >
$150

Top Pick Award
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60
Brightness - 5 of 10
5
Beam Quality - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Portability - 8 of 10
8
Light And Motion Urban 650

 Light and Motion Urban 550
The Light and Motion Urban is a quality all-purpose handlebar light. It has a very wide, even beam pattern, is bright enough to light up streets and trails, and is the most compact and lightest...  read more >
$139

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Brightness - 6 of 10
6
Beam Quality - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 2 of 10
2
Portability - 5 of 10
5
Knog Blinder 4 Standard

 Knog Blinder 4 Standard
The Knog Blinder 4 Standard is our highest rated ultralight bike light. It's compact, lightweight, easy to use, and has a wide beam pattern that illuminates close in front of you and makes you...  read more >
$45

Top Pick Award
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45
Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Beam Quality - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Portability - 8 of 10
8
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Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro

 Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro
The Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro is one of the lowest scoring bike lights we've tested. Although it is highly affordable, our beam and field tests show that it performs poorly as a bike light...  read more >
$50

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Brightness - 5 of 10
5
Beam Quality - 1 of 10
1
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Princeton Tec EOS Bike

 Princeton Tec EOS Bike
The Princeton Tec EOS Bike is the only bike light we've tested that can also be used as a headlamp. The light slides on and off a screw-on handlebar mount or an elasticized headband. In theory this...  read more >
$50

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Brightness - 4 of 10
4
Beam Quality - 4 of 10
4
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Portability - 2 of 10
2
NiteRider Lightning Bug 3.0

 NiteRider Lightning Bug 3.0
The NiteRider Lightning Bug 3.0 is an inexpensive, reasonable quality, budget safety light. It's small, compact and has good battery life, but its three small LED lights are not as bright and do not...  read more >
$15

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Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Beam Quality - 1 of 10
1
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 8 of 10
8

 BV SuperBright
This light can be found for $10-13 (and comes with a taillight) - making it one of the cheapest ways to get lighting on your bike. However, it scored very low in our brightness and beam quality...  read more >
$13

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Brightness - 3 of 10
3
Beam Quality - 1 of 10
1
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Cateye HL-EL135

 Cateye HL-EL135
The Cateye HL-EL135 is one of the lowest scoring bike lights we've tested. Although it is highly affordable, our beam and field tests show that it performs poorly as a bike light -- its...  read more >
$25

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Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Beam Quality - 1 of 10
1
Battery Life - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 4 of 10
4
Bell Dawn Patrol

 Bell Dawn Patrol
Available for around $10, the Bell Dawn Patrol is one of the cheapest bike lights we've tested. Unfortunately, the light scores among the lowest in our tests -- primarily because it has a dim...  read more >
$15

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Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Beam Quality - 1 of 10
1
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 5 of 10
5
Knog Skink

 Knog Skink
This is a dim light with a low beam quality score that was among the lowest performers of the 16 lights tested. If you're looking for an inexpensive safety light we recommend the CygoLite Metro...  read more >
$35

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33
Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Beam Quality - 1 of 10
1
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 7 of 10
7

 Serfas USB Silicone
This is one of the lowest performing lights in our review because of its poor brightness and beam quality scores. It's light and USB rechargeable, but not quite inexpensive enough for us to...  read more >
$20

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Brightness - 1 of 10
1
Beam Quality - 1 of 10
1
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Portability - 8 of 10
8

 Seattle Sports Blazer
This is the least expensive light in our review along with the BV SuperBright. For $12 you get two: one to use for the front and one the taillight. The light is very portable and the battery life is...  read more >
$12

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28
Brightness - 0 of 10
0
Beam Quality - 0 of 10
0
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 8 of 10
8
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