The 5 best front and rear bike lights
If you are a road cyclist or regularly cycle at night, the front and rear lighting of your bike is essential for your safety and the safety of other road users. An effective light is essential when riding at night or in bad weather conditions to warn others of your presence and above all to be visible.
As it is not always easy to find one's way through the wide choice offered by manufacturers, here is a comparison of the main front/rear lighting models on the market.
Front light comparison
|Lezyne Macro Drive 1300XXL||Lezyne Micro Drive Pro 800XL||Sigma Buster 700||Sigma Aura 60 USB||Bontrager Ion Comp R|
|Price incl. VAT||79.99€||48.99€||39.99€||31.99€||79.99€|
|Power||1300 Lumens||800 Lumens||700 Lumens||60 Lumens||700 Lumens|
|Modes||7 fixed/flashing modes||8 fixed/flashing modes||3 fixed/flashing modes||5 fixed/flashing modes||5 fixed/flashing modes|
|Autonomy||2.5h high lighting||2h high lighting||2h high lighting||3.5h high lighting||1.5h high lighting|
Rear light comparison
|Lezyne Strip Drive Rear||Lezyne Zecto Drive Max||Lezyne Femto USB Drive||Lezyne Strip Drive Pro Rear||Sigma Blaze|
|Price incl. VAT||30.99€||34.99€||11.99€||34.99€||17.98€|
|Power||150 Lumens||250 Lumens||15 Lumens||300 Lumens||80 Lumens|
To sum up
The choice of your lighting will depend on two elements: the budget and the type of use. In any case, front and rear bike lights are essential for your safety, good lighting means good visibility for you and other road users.