Everything tagged with lights

Blog post: Reviews: Bike Lights (USB charged)

It goes without saying that a decent set of lights is a must-have for regular cyclists, but manufacturers' claims can sometimes differ quite radically from real-life performance. So London Cyclist's testers have put a selection of the latest USB-c...

Blog post: Product Review: Lucas KOTR R500 front light

Lucas KOTR R500 Front light£85




lucasbikelights.co.uk This is an incredibly powerful LED front light with full beam output of 565 lumens, plus two lower settings of 280 and 140 lumens respectively. There's also two flashing modes to al...

Discussion: Traffic light idea

We all know the risks cyclists face when leaving traffic light junctions at the same time as all of the cars, vans, bikes and HGV's and there has to be a solution. The issue of cyclists jumping red lights is partly a result in the feeling of safet...

Blog post: LIGHT&MOTION Vis 360, £139.99, www.madison.co.uk

As you’ll see from the picture, the Vis 360 is a very compact helmet-mounted front/rear light combo. It weighs only 135g so you don’t feel it once attached — you do this by snapping both parts into the strap-on mounts (this var...

Blog post: ONE23 Ultra Bright/Super Bright, £35.49, www.todayscyclist.co.uk

Another great value front/rear lightset, this one offers slightly beefier output and longer burn times (a fortnight of two hour-long commutes) than many rivals. Up front there’s a wide beam 1-watt LED
lamp (available in six colour options)...

Blog post: CATEYE Velo Gift Set, £34.99, www.zyro.co.uk

Though the front light is compact, its two AA-powered LEDs punch out plenty of light in flash or steady modes. The bracket is tool-free and the light can be slipped on and off in seconds. The rear has triple LEDs, powered by a pair of AA batteri...

Blog post: PDW Spaceship/Radbot £35 www.paligap.cc

The front lamp uses a single LED and lens to create a bright, tight beam with which it’s possible to navigate pretty well even without street lighting. You need a coin to insert the two AA batteries and there are flash and steady modes (ex...

Blog post: LEZYNE Super Drive, £99.99, Mini Drive, £49.99, www.upgrade.co.uk

Perhaps the most widely talked-about lights at the various 2011 cycle shows, these latest offerings from Lezyne sit perfectly within its growing portfolio of beautifully-crafted tools and accessories. But on this occasion it’s the performa...

Blog post: ELECTRON Millis, £29.99, www.madison.co.uk

These USB-rechargeable lights are quick to attach using the soft silicone clips. Charging takes about four hours; a red light shows when charging, turning green once they’re ready. Both switch between steady and flash modes; we got 10 hour...

Blog post: Kingston Cycling Campaign hands out free bike lights to local cyclists

Kingston Cycling Campaign got into the festive spirit early by handing out free bike lights to those in need. On 18 November, the evening the town's Christmas lights were switched on, volunteers flagged down cyclists without lights in Old London ...