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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
Visibility 140m 120m 100m 50m 100m
USB Charging Yes Yes Yes Yes No
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
Modes 11 Yes Yes 11 Yes
Visibility 300m 300m 400m 200m 500m
USB Charging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Autnomy 55h 53h 15h 45h 10h

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.

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