We're the first to properly test this brand new offering from Cateye out on the roads
Reviews: Accessories > Lights
The Cateye LD610 is the logical evolution of the excellent LD600
Small but bright from all angles and with a simple tool-free mount that works well
The light readings showed the Voyager 3.0 to be surprisingly bright, but only in a very narrow portion of the beam
This is a three-LED unit that runs on three rechargeable AAA batteries (Ni-MH 600mAh), which are included
Supernova claim that this is "the brightest HID outdoor lighting system available", and it certainly outshines anything else I've ever seen.
Two CR2032 batteries power this tiny light which comes with a simple-to-use mounting system that enables you to put it anywhere you like
Good back-up light, but not legal on its own in darkness
Smart's single 10W Halogen headlamp setup is typical of the many 'basic, but bright enough to get you going' options around.
The idea behind this system is that you remove the lights from your bike during the day, leaving them where they will get some sunlight where they charge up the batteries inside.
Another really neat twin LED system, but Cateye's focused output makes this a specific use special.The two high powered LEDs both use spot lenses to give a really far reaching beam that'll out-range a lot of normal HID lights.
Just running one of the 5W Luxeon lamps (3W also available) on this LED system gives good coverage and depth for a decent pace on technical trails.
Budget light providers Electron go fly-eyed with this pair of multi LED headlamps, but the output doesn't match the overall design detail.
This is the daddy of all the Exposure lights, featuring the brightest output and the longest run time. With two 5 watt LEDs up front in a spot and spread set-up, this self contained system is powered by a compact 7.4-volt 4.3-amp/hour lithium-ion battery.
Purveyors of fine hydraulic disc brakes, the Lancashire based Hope lads have been adding to their product range over the past few years with unquestionable success. Aside from wonderful brakes, they also produce fantastic headsets.
Blackburn claims a run time of five hours in the manual for the System X3, and the outside of the box has a graphic showing a run time of four hours. But ours fell 49 minutes (or 1hr 49mins) short after conditioning the battery.
If there was a prize for indulgent design Blackburn would win by a finned, fancy plastic mile. The twin 5W LED system comes with a spot and flood head to give a reasonable depth and breadth of illumination with both LEDs running, and a long reach for road or a short spread for slow singletrack.
Torch-style like the Electron, but with a more powerful LED. The beam is far too focused for off-road handlebar use on its own because the illuminated pool is tiny.
This is basically one of DiNotte's front LED 'light engines' but with a red LED, making it by far the brightest light. However, the deep-set LEDs give little visibility apart from directly behind, and the O-ring mount means the light points down slightly.
The elastic tail wraps around your seatpost for a secure fit, and although they're tiny, the five perimeter LEDs are surprisingly visible.
This afterburner uses three ultra bright LEDs to create a seriously eye-catching burn, while the transparent casing gives a 360 degree glow. The flashing mode extends the battery life to over 200 hours and three AAA batteries are included.
Cateye's big barrel light has the most LEDs, with three powerful diodes in two rear-facing rows and two more at each end. Each tier also has a separate button to toggle between constant, flash and ripple modes.