Lights Reviews and News

Quick Take: Serfas TSL-200 Bicycle Headlight

Why You Want:You commute on your road bike, you’re looking for a powerful light that won’t take up a lot of space on your handlebar and won’t waste disposable battery after disposable battery. Pros: Self contained lights are covenient for commuters, and the TSL-200 is just that, weighing very little but packing quite the punch […]

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Roundup: 2013 Commuter Lights

Commuter lights can be broken down into two different categories, the to be seen lights and the to see lights. The first, ‘To Be seen’ light are usually smaller lights that emit enough light to catch the attention of motorists, but aren’t exactly powerful enough to be your sole source of light.

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Quick Take: Serfas CP-300 Combo Light Set

Why You Want:You’re looking to be seen and need a no frills convenient package of a front headlamp and a rear taillight. Pros: Relatively inexpensive combo light set which includes a bright LED headlight and taillight. The headlight uses two Nichea LEDs and the rear taillight uses 7 smaller LEDS. Both work in steady and […]

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Quick Take – Lezyne Macrodrive Front Light

Why You Want: You’re looking for a little bit of versatility in your light. You want a well-built light with a CREE LED emitter and USB rechargeable all in one package that works well as a commuter and can double as a helmet light off road as well. Pros: Well constructed CNC housing that holds […]

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Quick Take – Lezyne Micro Drive (Front and Rear)

Why You Want: You’re looking for a small, affordable, and capable light to “get you home” on your commutes. Pros: Much like all things Lezyne, the Micro Drive lights are well engineered. The Micro Drive (front) features a claimed 150 lumen output, in a compact CNC’d aluminum housing. The Micro Drive (rear) shares the same […]

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Quick Take – NiteRider Lumina 650

Why You Want: You’ve used previous NiteRider’s Minewt series of lights, and are looking for a brighter self contained light with output that will not only illuminate the road for you, but will be seen by motorist. Pros: Great improvements over last year’s Minewt 600, actual output of 647 is very close to 650 claimed […]

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Quick Take – Light & Motion Urban 550

Why You Want: You’re looking for a serious commuter light packed with features that matter most to you as a commuter. Pros: The Light & Motion Urban 550 is the latest version of the popular Urban 500. It features excellent light output and a very sensible beam pattern. Dedicated amber side lights are a great […]

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Quick Take – Light & Motion Taz 1200

Why You Want: The ultimate commuter crossover light. A light that packs in plenty of punch, refined for the road, but rugged enough to hit the switchbacks too on the way home. Pros: The Taz is a self contained, dual purpose light that Light & Motion dubs a “Crossover” light. Designed to play double duty […]

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Quick Take – Lezyne Mega Drive

Why You Want: You want a powerful light that features the convenience of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, but also the ability to use multiple batteries. Pros: The Mega Drive measured an impressive 1100 lumens, 100 more lumens than the claimed 1000. The two CREE LEDs provide a wide spill light and far throw light with excellent […]

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Quick Take – Light & Motion Vis 360+

Why You Want: You’re looking for a complete package, 360 degree visibility, seen from all angles. Pros: The Vis 360+ offers, as you can guess, 360 degrees of visibility by mounting a small 250 lumen light head to the front of your helmet and a small taillight to the rear of your helmet. The package […]

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Quick Take – Light & Motion Vis 180

Why You Want: An SUV of features, in a compact package. Pros: Compact one piece unit that houses a rechargeable li-ion battery, rear light, amber side lights, and a built in locking mount clip. The rear taillight is rated at 50 lumens, the system weighs just 100 grams, and is built in the USA. Cons: […]

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Quick Take – Light & Motion Vis 180 Micro

Why You Want: A smaller version of Ligh & Motion’s 180, pack many of the same features in an even more compact package. Pros: Smaller one piece unit that houses a rechargeable li-ion battery, 25 lumen rear light, amber side lights, and a built in clip/strap that makes mounting a breeze. Cons: Half the lumens […]

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Quick Take – Lezyne Femto Drive (Front and Rear)

Why You Want: You’re looking for lights that you can mount and forget. Stealthy lights that disappear into your bike, until you find yourself roaming the dark streets, and then they’re there to get you where you need to go Pros: Small and affordable 15 lumen headlight that comes in headlight and taillight colors (taillights […]

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Quick Take – Dinotte 300R Taillight

Why You Want: It’s a 300 lumen taillight! You want one of the brightest taillights available? This is it. Extremely bright in the dark, this light is also more than capable of being used during the day to be seen as well. Pros: The Dinotte 300R is a self contained li-ion powered 300 lumen taillight. […]

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Bike Glow Safety Light Review

Bike Glow Safety Light – $24.95 MSRP One of the biggest problems facing bike riders who commute in the dark is visibility. Not seeing, but being seen. Sure there are thousands of blinkers in every shape and size with a plethora of blinking options, but to drivers who see red lights every time they sit […]

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Light & Motion Taz 1200 Unboxing and First Impressions

This is The Taz, a new line of bike lights from Light & Motion launched earlier this summer. The Taz is a self contained, dual purpose light that Light & Motion dubs a “Crossover” light.

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CatEye Nano Shot – RoadBikeReview 2013 Lights Roundup

CatEye Nano Shot – MSRP $100 This light is easy to love. An attractive form factor creates quite a love at first sight appeal. A small self contained light with top notch build materials and styling, it’s light too, weighing in at just 80 grams. Cateye, based in Japan has come to reaffirm their commitment […]

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Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Lights

Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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