The Best Bike Lights for Night Riding

Without a proper bicycle light, cycling after dark or in foggy weather can be hazardous. Ideally, you want a headlight and a taillight for maximum visibility from all angles so that cars and other bikers can see you. To ensure that you find the best model for your money, FN did some research and rounded up some of our favorite options on the market. Our picks include lights of varying brightness levels, suitable for rides at dusk or on pitch-black nights. Each is made to be user-friendly and to stand up against rain or splashing water.

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1. BrightRoad Bike Light Set

This comes with an exceptionally bright 800-lumen headlight that offers 650 feet of visibility in all directions and features five safety modes.

Pros: Meanwhile, a red BR-10 taillight with three safety modes can be seen from 650 feet away. Both lights are made of durable aluminum and are waterproof. An indicator light will switch from blue to red to alert you when it needs to be recharged via the included USB cable. It doesn't require any tools to install.

Cons: It may take three hours to charge fully.

BrightRoad Rechargeable 800 Lumens Bike Light

2. Ascher Bike Light Set

With this set, you get a headlight and taillight that are both waterproof and have four lighting modes, including  full brightness, half brightness, fast flashing and slow flashing,. Adjustable silicone mount straps with two openings should fit firmly around a variety of size seat posts, handlebars and seat risers.

Pros: This also includes a micro USB cable for easy charging. Indicator lights will turn a different color to let you know when they've been fully charged.

Cons: This one ay not be as bright as our top pick.

Ascher USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set

3. Cycle Torch Shark Bike Light Set

This includes a 500-lumen headlight made to last 2 hours on the brightest setting and a 10-lumen taillight with three modes. A specially designed flat beam shape reduces the chance of blinding drivers and pedestrians in urban environments.

Pros:  It's waterproof and can be installed without tools. It comes with USB cables and the power button will turn blue to let you know when it's done charging.

Cons: The rubber mounting system may require regular adjusting.

Cycle Torch Shark 500 USB Rechargeable Bike Light

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