AT A GLANCE: COMMUTING COMBINATIONS

Michael Stenning's Brief Guide .... then read more, if you wish ... Reviews of some of this year's range to follow shortly.

Urban Commuting

 

100-250 lumens up front and15-20 rear; look for decent peripheral presence. Several, distinctive settings, side windows and 180/360 degree lenses prevent “stealth” moments or them being drowned out by competing street illumination.  

Night Rider Lightning Bug front bicycle light
BTWIN Vi00 rechargable rear light

Suburban to Semi Rural 

200-400 up front (rear as urban). Some are brighter than others but 350-400 lumens are best, if you fancy taking in semi rural roads. However, the higher settings can put a serious dent in run times. Expect 60-90minutes tops. SOS mode can be a godsend should reserves hit critical. 

Blackburn bicycle front light
Topeak Redlite bicycle rear light

Brighter bike mounted LED rear with a decent lens and at least two modes cater for most scenarios. Better still; pair it with a micro model. 

Sticks

 

Main lamp 600 lumens plus, capable of delivering full power for 2hrs plus; 3 blinkies - one up front 2 rear; 70 lumens plus have some advantages but 30-40 potent enough. 

Night Rider Solas 30 USB bicycle rear light
Sigma Powerled Evo Pro bicycle light
Night Rider Sabre bicycle rear light

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