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Best Bike Lights of 2022 – Our favorite lights to see and be seen!

Best Bike Lights of 2022 – Our favorite lights to see and be seen!

Just as different types of bikes suit different needs, so too, does the right bike light for each type of ride make a huge difference.…

Wednesday, Oct 19

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Just as different types of bikes suit different needs, so too, does the right bike light for each type of ride make a huge difference. Whether it’s beam pattern, brightness, run times, or blink patterns, there really is a “best” bike light for commuting and road riding.

There are a lot of lights out there, and we’ve tested most of them. Here, we’re listing our bike light choices for each type of ride and rider… Why do you need a bike light?

Reason #1 – It’s the law

In all 50 U.S. states, lights are required from dusk to dawn and in times of poor visibility. Specifically, cyclists must have a white light on the front and a red light or reflector on the back, and to be visible from the sides, from sunset through sunrise or at any other time when visibility is poor.

Therefore, to be legally compliant if you’re riding at dusk, dawn, or the dark hours in between, (or during a dark cloudy day), riders are required to have front and rear lights in order to be seen. You can see what every state’s requirements are in this book . Reason #2 – Bike lights make riding safer

“Daytime Visible” bike lights keep you visible even when a driver is facing the low sun. (Photo: Bontrager)

There are 2 categories of lights – to See or to Be Seen . Rear lights are pretty much only to help you be seen, but headlights can be either…or both. […]

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