So now is the time to think about lights on your bike, to be seen or to see, there is a wide choice but let’s try to help…
Battery powered or USB chargeable?
USB are higher in price than battery powered but in the long term you save on the cost of batteries. If you’re a commuter and can charge lights at your desk in the office, you’ll have full power for the journey home. If not, the ability to carry spare replacement batteries wins.
To be seen or to see?
It’s always a good idea to have lights on your bike even in daylight so you can be seen and crucial for nighttime riding. Small, flashing lights are perfect for this but if you’re riding on unlit roads you’ll need power to see. This is where we talk Lumens – the measurement of how powerful lights are and how bright they can get. The higher the number, the brighter the lights, 300 lumens is about enough for letting you see a few metres of the road in front of you. 30 lumens is a good start for the rear.