BBB Highpower light review£109.95

Not perfect but great value

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The BBB Highpower is cheap for a modular unit, but it surprised us with a long run time (5hr 46min) and bearable brightness.

While most £100 lights use a feeble 1w LED, the BBB’s 3w Cree LED delivers a tightly focused beam that throws enough light to ride steadily on trails/laps you already know.

The battery and metal lamp are small enough to fit onto even crowded bars and bikes. It’s light too (245g), and the mount and connectors have been fine.

Its low punch and peripheral vision mean you can outrun it quickly on twisty sections. There’s little difference between power levels, and the battery warning light comes on very late. The run time is massive though, and for just over £100 it’s great.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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