Clip-on lights come in handy for running and cycling after dark, or as a hands-free alternative to carrying a flashlight while walking your dog at night. These lights should easily clip onto all sorts of gear, including shoes, belts, backpacks, collars and leashes. A good one should be durable and ideally weatherproof so you can use it in the rain or snow. Ahead, we compiled some of the best clip-on lights for pounding the pavement and more. They even come with straps, so you can wear them around your wrists or ankles or easily mount them to your bike’s handlebars.
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1. Apace Vision Lights
These provide three light modes: steady, slow flash (a.k.a strobe) and fast flash. You get three straps, two short and one long.
Pros: This two-pack includes two extra sets of batteries and a mini screwdriver for hassle-free replacement. The unit comes in five colors.
Cons: Some may prefer more than one long strap.
2. Blitzu Lights
These lights are also equipped with three modes of illumination: steady, flashing and strobe. They come with two elastic straps.
Pros: They’re also available in five colors to choose from, and include a spare set of batteries, plus a tiny screwdriver to install them.
Cons: Some may find the battery compartment hard to open.
3. MapleSeeker Light
This light features five lighting modes: white, white strobe, red, red strobe and red-white flash. It also comes with a mounting strap.
Pros: It’s USB rechargeable and will run for 20 hours on the white strobe mode with a 1.5-hour charge. You can buy a single light or pack of two.
Cons: Some may find it seems slightly flimsy.