Ever wondered why more and more people are choosing to commute to work? If you haven’t checked out our Cycling To Work post, it may shed some light.
So whether you commute to work in a bid to keep fit and healthy, to beat the traffic and get to work quicker or simply if you’re fed up of spending money on petrol and want a cheaper way of travel, cycling to work is becoming more appealing; and better yet, even safer.
And of course, safety when riding should be at the forefront of any rider’s mind on their commute to work… meaning as the days get shorter and the night draws in ever closer, a good set of bike lights should be on every commuter’s hit list.
But if you’re struggling to find the perfect light, don’t panic! We’ve picked out some of our most popular lights from Exposure, Cateye and Moon to help make your decision that bit easier…
Delivering remarkable performance without compromising space on your handlebars, it’s no wonder the Strada 1200 is known as the premium road light. With a powerful 1200 lumens available and a max run time of 36 hours, you needn’t worry about riding in the dark anymore.
The Strada 1200 also features Exposure’s Day Bright technology. You may be shocked to find out that 80% of all traffic accidents involving cyclists happen during the day, which is why this new technology is so popular with safety conscious commuters. Designed to make you visible even in the brightest of sunlight, using a specific pulse pattern and lumen intensity, Day Bright was created to cut through distractions of busy roads, and make you visible from over a kilometer away.
If you’re looking for a mid-range set of lights , these Moon LX760 & Nebula lights are a favourite with commuters looking for a no thrills, reliable set. Providing 760 lumens for the front light and a further 100 lumens for the rear light, this Nebula set has seven modes and offers a maximum run-time of up to 20 hours.
Offering a respectable 800 lumens, Cateye’s Volt 800 really is a great choice for commuter’s who need a reliable light to help get them from A to B. With 5 different modes including three constant and two flashing, the Volt 800 offers undeniable value and for it’s size and weight, you’d be hard pushed to find another light with an output as good as this one.
Ideal for your everyday ride, the Moon Meteor- X Auto & Arcturus Auto Set is compact, yet powerful. With an integrated sensor that turns the lights on or off depending on the surrounding conditions, and offering 450 lumens on it’s day flashing mode, this set will keep you seen and safe.
If you’re looking for lights on a budget, you probably can’t go wrong with this light set from Cateye. Simple and no thrills, these lights are waterproof, come with three modes and come available with a clothing clip, meaning you can mount the lights where you like!
Last but by no means least, we’ve got the Cateye Orb Light Set. Up to 50 hours run time for under £20…need we say anymore? Effective, and simply great value!
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