Revolution Vision Switch commuter light review

Convenient helmet-mounted backup

BikeRadar score4/5

Powered by a couple of CR2032 watch batteries, the Vision Switch's three LEDs don’t light the road that much, but it's as a head-mounted backup light that it comes into its own.

At junctions, if the light’s mounted on your head, it provides a welcome illuminated nod to car drivers and the side windows provide some peripheral lighting.

Its other great use is for when things go wrong. In the event of your main light packing up – or if you have a puncture or mechanical problem – having a light on your head is a real boon. It’s great value too.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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