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Advanced Guide: Bicycle Lights Comparison Chart

Bike headlight technology has recently made huge leaps. The great news is the lumen output-to-dollar ratio is about twice as much today compared to just two short years ago. We carry bike lights from industry-leading brands like Cygolite, Lezyne, Light & Motion and NiteRider. Our user-friendly Bike Headlight Buyer's Guide lets you quickly compare features and actual photography of the beam patterns (all taken from the same conditions) to help in your selection.

Need more information?  Check out our Basic Guide To Bike Lights for a full description of all these features and technology.
 

Model Best
Use
Max Output Weight Run Time Charge
Type
Helmet Mount

NiteRider Pro
3600 LED
Trail
3600 Lumens
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812g 1.5-36 hrs Wall Yes

NiteRider Pro
2200 Race
Trail
2200 Lumens
( view larger )
580g 1.25-34 hrs Wall Yes

NiteRider Pro
1800 Race
Trail
1800 Lumens
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435g 1.5-25 hrs Wall Yes

Cygolite
Centauri 1700
Trail
1700 Lumens
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410g 2-80 hrs Wall Yes

NiteRider
Pro 1000
Trail
1000 Lumens
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484g 1.66-65 hrs Wall Yes

Cygolite
Explorer 800
Trail
800 Lumens
( view larger )
240g 1.5-22 hrs Wall Option

Cygolite
Pace 750
Road/
Commuter

750 Lumens
( view larger )
140g 1.25-22 hrs USB Option

NiteRider
Lumina 700
Road/
Commuter

700 Lumens
( view larger )
172g 1.5-18 hrs USB Yes

NiteRider MiNewt.600 Cordless LED
Road/
Commuter

600 Lumens
( view larger )
190g 1.5-10 hrs USB  Option

NiteRider
Lumina 550
Road/
Commuter

550 Lumens
( view larger )
172g 1.5-18 hrs USB Option

Cygolite
Metro
500 USB
Road/
Commuter

500 Lumens
( view larger )
110g 1.5-30 hrs USB Option

Cygolite
Pace 420
Road/
Commuter

420 Lumens
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110g 1.66-25 hrs USB Option

Cygolite Pace
420 Combo
Road/
Commuter

420 Lumens
( view larger )
165g 1.66-25 hrs USB Option

NiteRider MiNewt.350 Cordless LED
Road/
Commuter

350 Lumens
( view larger )
190g 1.5-18 hrs USB Option

NiteRider
Lumina 350
Road/
Commuter

350 Lumens
( view larger )
172g 2.-21 hrs USB Option

NiteRider MiNewt.350 Combo
Road/
Commuter

350 Lumens
( view larger )
266g 1.5-30 hrs USB Option

NiteRider
MiNewt. Mini
350 USB
Road/Trail
350 Lumens
( view larger )
175g 2.-6 hrs USB Yes

Light & Motion
Vis 360+
Combo
Road/
Commuter

250 Lumens
( view larger )
130g 3-16 hrs USB Yes

NiteRider
Lumina
Micro 220
Road/
Commuter

220 Lumens
( view larger )
126g 1.5-14 hrs USB Option

Axiom
Lazer 200
Road/
Commuter

200 Lumens
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65g 1.8-6.9 hrs USB Yes

NiteRider
Mako 200
USB Combo
Road/
Commuter

200 Lumens
( view larger )
221g 2.5-14 hrs USB Option

NiteRider Mako 200 USB 
Road/
Commuter

200 Lumens
( view larger )
165g 5.5-14 hrs USB Optionni

NiteRider
Mako 150
Road/
Commuter

150 Lumens
( view larger )
165g 20-120 hrs AA Option

NiteRider
Mako 150
Combo
Road/
Commuter

150 Lumens
( view larger )
241g 20-120 hrs AA Option

Light & Motion
Vis 360
Combo
Road/
Commuter

105 Lumens
( view larger )
130g 2-14 hrs USB Yes

 

 

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