Autumn can be a great time to ride your bike – but don’t forget with days getting shorter you can get caught out by an earlier lighting up times.
We stock lots of great lights to make sure you are seen out on the road and or seeing where you are going on unlit roads or trails.
Battery, USB or dynamo?
Battery lights were the most popular option until recently and are still a good choice for many. With modern LED lighting systems, they can have a significant run time so unlike old fashioned lights you will not spend a fortune on batteries – with the associated waste issue as well as the environmental impact. If you want to reduce the waste still further, you can often use rechargeable batteries.
Quality battery light set
Battery lights are good for being seen and if you make a mistake and let the battery run out, they are reasonably easy to replace at convenience stores and other outlets all over London – even late in the evening.
Cateye USB lights
USB lights come in many different forms ranging from modest ‘be seen’ lights to super bright ‘light up the neighbourhood’ versions. The USB light contains a battery which is re-charged via a standard USB cable.
Dynamo front light
Dynamo lights are great for regular cyclists who want to invest in quality lights to show you your way and be seen. A system will cost upwards of £175 with a dynamo hub.
Lighting up times
More and more cyclists are using lights for most of the day to make sure they are seen by drivers. In the United Kingdom, there is a legally enforced lighting–up time, defined as from one half-hour after sunset to one half-hour before sunrise. If you want to see the sunset/sunrise times, use can find them here.