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Cateye Volt 800 EL-471 Rechargeable Front Light

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Cyclists wanting a bike light to see and be seen with should consider the Cateye Volt 800 front light. With up to 800 lumen output this is bright enough to ride poorly lit and dark roads. You get 5 lighting modes to choose from, so you can opt for maximum visibility or battery economy depending on the riding conditions.

The Volt 800 is helmet mount compatible too making it a great secondary light source to a handlebar mounted system. This way you can see where you’re going, and where you want to go. Runtimes vary from an impressively long 80 hours on flashing to 7 hours on Hyper Constant.

Cateye have cut away some of the shell around the LED to improve sideways visibility for when you’re approaching junctions.

Features

  • Stunning performance with on/off road capability.
  • Double click to High mode. Single click returns to the previous mode.
  • 5 Modes: Flashing / Hyper Constant / High / Middle / Low.
  • Runtime: 80hr 200Lm / 7hr 800Lm / 2hr 800Lm / 3.5hr 400Lm / 8hr 200Lm.
  • Helmet mount compatible.
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery.
  • Recharge time: 5-11 hours.
  • Cartridge Battery compatible with: Volt 700, Volt 400, Volt 300, Volt 50.
  • Built-in fast recharging circuit.
  • Optional 2 way charging cradle available.

Cateye Volt 800 EL-471 Rechargeable Front Light Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
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4.50
Build Quality
4.50
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.33

Customer Reviews (6)

5
Very bright

Having had numerous front lights from other brands I have to say that this is by far the best I have bought. Very bright on full setting.

Having had numerous front lights from other brands I have to say that this is by far the best I have bought. Very bright on full setting.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Cateye 800

I've used mine on 3 rides so far and it is brilliant. I use it on unlit roads and the Medium brightness is more than good enough to light the road ahead. I don't use the brightest setting because I fear it would dazzle oncoming cars too much.

I've used mine on 3 rides so far and it is brilliant. I use it on unlit roads and the Medium brightness is more than good enough to light the road ahead. I don't use the brightest setting because I fear it would dazzle oncoming cars too much.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Cat Eye Volt 800

This light is brilliant, literally! Great illumination, good battery and 100% reliability. I’ve now got 2 for pitch black commutes. For the discount price they can’t be beaten.

This light is brilliant, literally! Great illumination, good battery and 100% reliability. I’ve now got 2 for pitch black commutes. For the discount price they can’t be beaten.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Good all round performance

I'm a fan of Cateye products which seem well designed and built. Not cheap but in my view not expensive for what you get. This is the second of these lamps I've bought (and have numerous Cateye rear lights). First is more than two years old and still going strong. More than enough lumens for road riding. Has proved very robust with excellent battery life. Bracket is neat and has been reliable - extra brackets readily available to allow lamp use on different bikes. At the current, discounted, price I reckon this offers good VFM.

I'm a fan of Cateye products which seem well designed and built. Not cheap but in my view not expensive for what you get. This is the second of these lamps I've bought (and have numerous Cateye rear lights). First is more than two years old and still going strong. More than enough lumens for road riding. Has proved very robust with excellent battery life. Bracket is neat and has been reliable - extra brackets readily available to allow lamp use on different bikes. At the current, discounted, price I reckon this offers good VFM.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Bright enough for unlit roads

I was looking for a light to use on dark, unlit country roads and this fits the bill (on the brightest setting). The beam is directed onto the road between 10 and 20 feet in front of you, enough to spot potholes etc, but not so much as to dazzle oncoming vehicles. Light is reflected back off road signs from a long way off and there is a little bit of sideways illumination. I'm sure there are brighter lights out there, but this is more than adequate for an unlit road on the brightest setting.

I was looking for a light to use on dark, unlit country roads and this fits the bill (on the brightest setting). The beam is directed onto the road between 10 and 20 feet in front of you, enough to spot potholes etc, but not so much as to dazzle oncoming vehicles. Light is reflected back off road signs from a long way off and there is a little bit of sideways illumination. I'm sure there are brighter lights out there, but this is more than adequate for an unlit road on the brightest setting.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
3
Good bright light, ok mount, expensive

Purchased this based on reviews from other websites but was cheaper on here, first impressions is its a well build light, not too heavy, only for road bike use really, but dissapointed as i thought being 800 lumen it would be bright enough to use on the dark trails in the forrest, but once the moon light goes within the trees it really is not up to the job! so would say its best to stick to the road bike with it, the mount is solid and the light doesn't move about, although iv'e had mine a week and i can no longer remove the light from the mount as the small tab to remove has gone soft and broken! Not really impressed, and no one seems to sell spare parts for it? Also the charging socket is ackward, usb only, doesn't come with a plug and the little rubber cover covering the charging socket keeps falling out. On the brightest setting, it lights up the road well but just not as bright as id have thought, the length of the beam isnt that great, So for £90 it may be worth looking elsewhere, wish i could send mine back and try another

Purchased this based on reviews from other websites but was cheaper on here, first impressions is its a well build light, not too heavy, only for road bike use really, but dissapointed as i thought being 800 lumen it would be bright enough to use on the dark trails in the forrest, but once the moon light goes within the trees it really is not up to the job! so would say its best to stick to the road bike with it, the mount is solid and the light doesn't move about, although iv'e had mine a week and i can no longer remove the light from the mount as the small tab to remove has gone soft and broken! Not really impressed, and no one seems to sell spare parts for it? Also the charging socket is ackward, usb only, doesn't come with a plug and the little rubber cover covering the charging socket keeps falling out. On the brightest setting, it lights up the road well but just not as bright as id have thought, the length of the beam isnt that great, So for £90 it may be worth looking elsewhere, wish i could send mine back and try another

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3.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 3/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 3/5

Front Bike Lights Guide

 

Front Bike Lights Guide

If you ride lit streets and roads after dark you will need lights so you can be seen by other road users. If you ride roads and paths with no street lighting then a front light will be needed so you can see, not just be seen. The brightness of a light is measured in Lumen.

Mountain bikers who wish to ride trails in the dark will need two super-powerful front lights. Front lights almost always have a more powerful output than rear lights.

Lumen is the measure of the brightness of a light, though it is worth noting that not all brands measure in the same way. The lens has a massive effect on what we see lit ahead, some lights will have a widespread while others will be more of a spot.

We have a lights comparison tool and rear lights guide to help you choose the right bike light for your needs.


Commuter/Road Lights

What to look for

If you commute on lit-up city streets, you will need lights to be seen by, rather than to see by. A front light with around 100 lumens should be enough for city commuting, over 400 Lumen will be best if you ride fast or you live in a darker area. Add lumen to your front light requirements up to around 800 for a totally dark cycle path.

The more lights you have, the more visible you will be to traffic so ideally, you should have more than one light with one on flash mode so you are seen clearly at junctions and crossings by other road users. Flashing lights are much easier to see by others especially when it is raining.

Road cyclist with a bright front light

Off-road Lights

Ultimate illumination

If you're a mountain biker and want to venture onto the trails after dark, you won't have any street lighting to guide you. That's when super-powerful front lamps with rechargeable batteries come into their own. Lighter units have the battery built into the light body, while the longest lasting and most powerful lights have a separate battery unit attached to your bike, in a bottle cage mount, for instance.

One light on the bars and one attached to the helmet work best. lights in this category tend to have thousands of Lumens. At this High-end the battery technology has vastly improved usage and charging time over cheaper lights. The mounts are designed to cope with the rigours of mountain biking, with lenses that optimise the magnification and spread for trail riding.

Mountain biker using lights mounted to both the handlebars and their helmet

Batteries and charging

There are two main power sources for your lights: ordinary batteries such as AA which need replacing when they run out, or those with a rechargeable battery built in. Rechargeable lights used to be far more expensive, but there are now many cost-effective and compact units available which can recharge from your computer with a USB cable. 

This makes them a brilliant option for commuters, who can charge them at their office desk during the day. There are other ways to charge your lights. Dynamo hubs store charge from your rotating wheel. They do require a new wheel to be built but need no power source other than your own legs. Modern dynamo hubs have very minimal drag and are the perfect choice for long distance touring a bikepacking. There are even a few solar power lights for totally carbon neutral cycling!

A Knog light with an internal rechargeable battery that charges via USB

Technology

The majority of modern front lights use Lithium-ion batteries that give long burn times for relatively short charge time.
Most lights have different modes of power including a flash or strobe mode. Higher power modes will use more battery.

The lens has a large effect on the light, though there are variations most will give a spot with a wider but less bright halo around the centre.
Most modern lights especially those designed for off-road use will have a water-resistant rating with an IP number. In brief the larger the number the better protected against water and dust the light will be.

Lights commonly use either clamps or straps/bands to attach. For off-road lighting clamps are common helping the light stay in place over rough terrain, often featuring a quick release system.

Mountain biker using advanced Exposure lights on both helmets and handle bars

Delivery & Guarantee

Christmas Delivery

We will try our very best to get your products delivered to you before Christmas, but due to Santa's overspill into our delivery services, we would like to make you aware that while we are making every effort to deliver your order to you in time for Christmas, there may be a potential risk of delay.

The last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December.

You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with the icon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery.

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Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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