Bike lights for great visibility in the dark
A bike without lights is like a car without lights! Bike lights ensure that you have a clear view whilst cycling in the dark. And, no matter if you’re riding in the country side or on a city road, poor visibility requires you to have appropriate lighting, namely a tail light and a front light. So, once the sun is starting to set during your cycling tour, just turn on your bike lights and keep going!
A complete bicycle lighting system consists of a headlight and a red tail light. This, along with the reflectors not only provides a clear view of the road, but also make you visible to other road users. Actually, it’s illegal to cycle on a public road after dark without lights, and in some countries it’s completely illegal to ride without lights whether it's dark or not!
Powerful bike lights can pack a punch
Thanks to modern bike lights, cyclists don’t need to rely on the dim, flickering lights of the past. The increase in brightness and burn time and the use of an independent power supply turned the old bike light into a real high-tech product.
Bike lights are great, especially in terms of luminosity. The brightness of a bike headlight is given in LUX or lumens. In addition to lighting the path in front of you, headlights can be used as a practical parking light whenever you stop on the side of the road or in case of a puncture. Some bike lights even feature a flashing light to draw attention in case of an accident.
What types of bike light are available out there?
The two basic types of bike lights are dynamo systems and battery-operated lights. Dynamo systems, as the name suggests, rely on a dynamo and only light up when the wheels are turning. Battery systems, on the other hand, are far more independent. Modern mountain bikes and road bikes tend to only use lighting systems with an independent power supply.
Headlights are there to light the way. They are mounted on the handlebar and can be attached and removed in just a few simple steps. Taillights act as a signal and make you visible to other road users in absolute darkness. As for reflective elements on the wheels and the pedals, they're there to further enhance visibility.
Powerful bike lights from Lupine, Supernova, CatEye, Busch & Müller, Sigma and other brands guarantee maximum safety and visibility in low-light conditions and darkness. So, “let there be light!"