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The best bike lights will include options to illuminate your way and also to up your visibility to oncoming traffic in the case of front lights and vehicles approaching from behind for rear lights. At the same time, they should increase your side-on visibility with good oblique angle illumination.
Even if summer is coming where you are, the best bike lights will help ensure that you’re seen, with daytime running and high-intensity flashing modes.
Somewhere in the world nights are always getting longer though, so it’s never a bad time to think about bike lights to pair with the best road bikes , the best commuter bikes or the best gravel bikes . You’ll have different lighting needs depending on your style of riding and where you ride.
In most countries, you can use whatever lights you like. But with the best high-end bike lights often providing similar levels of illumination to car headlights, it’s easy to dazzle oncoming drivers. With this in mind, Germany has its own regulations, called StVZO, about beam patterns to make sure that the light’s illumination is focussed downwards on the road surface. We’ve selected a couple of lights that meet these regs, and we’ve also got an explainer of StVZO at the bottom of the page, along with the answers to any questions you might have. Best front bike lights
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