A guide to buying bike lights this winter

The clocks have gone back and the nights are now drawing in, so it’s time to dig out your bike lights because you’re going to be needing them! Aside from the fact it’s the law in the UK to use lights after dark, they’re also a big safety feature on the roads even during the daylight hours at this time of year when it can be cloudy, grey or even foggy, and visibility isn’t at its best.

If you don’t already have a good set of bike lights and are a bit lost when it comes to choosing, we have a great guide to help you chose the best options for you and your budget.

If you want a small selection of the best front and rear lights which are available for different budgets check out our handy guides below:

If however, you would like to go into further detail, cycling website road.cc have come up with a great comparison tool to take a more in depth look at the bike lights around this year. On their light testing tool, you can see the performance of a range of lights to look a the beam strength and shape and compare it to other lights on the market. For example you can compare how a £50 bike light performs against a £150 bike light and decide for yourself which lights you would prefer.

When you have narrowed down your search and you have a couple of lights which you think fit the bill, always be sure to read a few online reviews from cyclists who have already brought the lights. That way you can way up any other pro’s and con’s which they throw up. It’s also worth checking a few stores for prices and making sure you get the best deal out there. Then you can spend any money you save on more upgrades for your bike!