LAST UPDATED 30 AUGUST 2019
When the nights start drawing in and the mornings are darker which means if you want to cycle, you’re going to need some lights. Not only is this the law in the UK, it’s also just common sense – you need to make sure you’re seen and can see. Here you’ll see our roundup of best bike lights under £50.
BEST FRONT BIKE LIGHTS UNDER £50
New! CatEye Ampp 500 Rechargeable Front Bike Light – £44.99
This front bike light is made from a robust matt polycarbonate body (which is scratch resistant) and has a 500 lumen maximum output. On a budget? Consider the CatEye AMPP 400 Front Bike Light which has a maximum 400 lumen output but is £10 cheaper (£34.99). Or if you want to stretch your budget (and benefit from 800 lumen), take a look at the CatEye AMPP 800 Front Bike Light for £84.99.
New! Lezyne Micro Drive 600XL Front Bike Light – £50.00
An impressively bright dual-LED cycling light with 600 lumen output. There are 9 (yes, 9!) output modes including daytime flash mode so is super versatile – day or night.
New! Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL Rechargeable Front Bike Light – £40.00
The Single LED design provides up to an impressive 500 lumens of output and eight output modes while the built in cooling fins and cutouts for side visibility. The run time has been increased to up to 20 hours too.
BEST REAR BIKE LIGHTS UNDER £50
New! Lezyne Strip Drive 150 Rechargeable Rear Bike Light – £35.00
Redesigned for this year’s collection, the Strip Drive Rear features their new Wide Angle Optics lens that provides up to 270° of visibility. With up to 150 lumens and a whopping 11 output modes (including a daytime flash mode) making this rear bike light ideal for both day and night cycling.
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CatEye Rapid X2 Kinetic Rechargeable Rear Bike Light – £39.99
Bringing together the brightness and 180 degree visibility this light has another great feature: an integrated accelerometer to detect the movement of the rider. This means the beam will automatically change from flashing mode (10 lumens) to constant “Burst” mode (50 lumens) for 2.5 secs under sudden deceleration.
New! Lezyne KTV Pro Drive 75 Rechargeable Rear Bike Light – £25.00
This bike light has an IPX7 waterproof rating, 75 lumen output and a Wide Angle Lens offering 270° of visibility. Want to save a little more? Opt for the Lezyne KTV Drive Rear Bike Light which has a lower lumen output but is only £20.
BEST BIKE LIGHT SETS UNDER £50
CatEye Volt 200xc/Rapid Mini Rechargeable Set – £44.99
Perfect for commuting to work or university, these lights can easily be charged while you’re at your laptop through USB. Both front and back light sets have different modes so you can select the pattern that best suits the road conditions. This light set pairs a 200 lumen front and a 25 lumen rear lamp – both USB rechargeable.
Lezyne Femto USB Drive Bike Light Set – £29.00
Perfect for commuters and recreational riders looking for a simple and inexpensive way to add visibility. The front light has five output modes up to 15 lumens while the rear light also offers five output modes up to 5 lumens. It also comes with a Wide Angle Optics lens which provides well over 180° of visibility.
CatEye Orb Rechargeable Bike Light Set – £31.99
Rechargeable, lightweight, compact and with a sleek design. For the price, it’s hard to beat the features in this bike light set. Maximum runtime is 4 hours with a maximum recharge time being 5 hours.