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The Smart 3 rear bike light is a great safety light for those on a low budget. When used alongside your main rear light system it provides great additional visibility. The 3 powerful LED?s can be seen from up to half a mile away and come with 3 light modes - constant, flashing and rotary.
If used with another light the rotary mode gives the Smart 3 a massive 260 hours burntime. This is great as you won?t need to replace the 2 AAA (included) batteries often. Even on constant mode you get a very decent 80 hours burntime.
Good cheap but reasonable built bank bike light just what you want for your kids bikes considering they are liable to lose them regularly!!
Good cheap but reasonable built bank bike light just what you want for your kids bikes considering they are liable to lose them regularly!!Close review
CANDELA The actual amount of light output at the source, similar to volume of sound coming out of a speaker in all directions. One candela = the light intensity of a household candle.
LUMEN The amount of light (light density) that reaches you at a set distance (1 metre) and angle, similar to how loud the sound would appear to you a metre away from the source.
LUX The amount of reflected light from a surface. If you shone a torch at a dark wall, LUX is the light coverage you can see reflected on the surface.
WATT A measurement of power (electricity) rather than a light output. LEDs are measured differently to household, incandescent and florescent bulbs.
What do you NEED to look for?
All lights have a focused beam so it is difficult to compare Lumens and Candelas.
COMMUTING Get the brightest light your budget can afford, with the best features.
OFF ROAD LIGHT A unit with at least 1000 lumens is a good benchmark (500+ is ok but hard to see at faster speeds.
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What are bike lights?
Bike lights are vital accessories which attach to your handlebars, seatpost, helmet, bag or jersey. Their function is simple – to help you to see and be seen.
Who needs bike lights?
Everyone needs bike lights! It’s a legal requirement to use front and rear lights on your bike between sunset and sunrise, but they are also useful when visibility is poor – in the fog for example.
What are the choices?
Light technology is ever evolving and the choice is enormous. Always think “the brighter the better” and look for a higher lumen output when choosing. There are lights that run on batteries or beams which can be recharged via plug or a handy USB socket (great for topping up at work). Some lights have battery packs and most have a selection of modes to choose from. You’ll definitely need the brightest lights if you ride wooded trails as you’ll really need to see where you’re going!
What should I buy with them?
Spare batteries are handy if your bike runs on these, as is a charger if it’s rechargeable. Spare mounts are always useful, especially if you have more than one bike. A helmet mount points the beam where you’re looking, rather than the direction your bike is pointing.
Don’t get caught out – a spare back up light is a great purchase in case your ride goes on longer than anticipated or the lights go out earlier than expected.
See our Lights guide for more.
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