It’s that time of year again when a good set of bike lights becomes an essential bit of cycling kit, both to see and to be seen. With all retailers vying for your attention (cash), it’s also when you’ll often find some of the best deals. Better still, Black Friday is upon us and deals are live today.
Whether you’re looking for the best bike lights for road cycling to sort out your commute or want a top-rated mountain bike light, dark mornings and shorter evenings are much safer when you have lights on your bike.
Best Black Friday 2021 bike light deals
- NiteRider Lumina 1200 OLED Boost: £145 £85.99 (save 41%)
- LifeLine Pavo 2000: £129.99 £89.99 (save 30%)
- Lezyne Mega Drive 1800i: £160 £96.99 (save 37%)
- Cateye Volt 100 XC & Orb Rechargeable light set: £37 £25 (save 32%)
- Cateye Rapid X USB Rechargeable Rear Light – £30 £14.99 (save 50%)
- Exposure Six Pack MK11: £435 £348 (save 20%)
- Knog PWR Road 700L: £84.99 £65.49 (save £28)
- Exposure MaXx D MK13: £385 £308 (save 20%)
- Bontrager Ion Pro RT: £99 £83.99 (save 24%)
- Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL: £45 £29.99 (save 33%)
NiteRider Lumina 1200 OLED Boost:
£145 £85.99 (save 41%)
Our testers described the NiteRider Lumina 1200 Boost as a high-quality light that packs a punch despite its diminutive size.
The light is currently available with 41 per cent off at Rutland Cycles, taking it down to just £85.99.
LifeLine Pavo 2000 –
£129.99 £89.99 (save 30%)
The LifeLine Pavo 2000 is a slightly lower-powered version of the Pavo 2400, which our tester awarded 4.5 stars in a 2019 test. What you lose in lumens, you gain in discount, with this particular model currently available at Wiggle with a 30 per cent saving, taking it down to just £89.99.
Lezyne Mega Drive 1800i –
£160 £96.99 (save 37%)
The Lezyne Mega Drive 1800i is the brand’s highest-powered trail light. Our reviewers found the light to be easy to operate with good customisation options.
Better still, you can have it with a healthy 46 per cent off at ProBikeKit.
Cateye Volt 100 XC & Orb Rechargeable light set –
£37 £25 (save 32%)
This front and rear Cateye light set is ideal for commuting and riding around town. The lights attach with rubber straps, making them easy to fit and remove when you’re stopping and locking up your bike.
The front light charges by plugging directly into a USB port and the rear light charges via a micro USB cable, so there’s no faffing around with batteries. The front light emits up to 100 lumens and has a claimed run time of up to five hours, while the rear light has a 7-lumen output and a claimed run time of four hours.
Cateye Rapid X USB Rechargeable Rear Light –
£30 £14.99 (save 50%)
Despite its small size, the Cateye Rapid X pumps out 50 lumens, more than enough to make you seen when riding at night.
Its claimed battery life is 30 hours in the most economical of its six modes. It’ll recharge in two hours, according to Cateye. The Rapid X is easy to attach to your seatpost with rubber straps. The best deal we’ve found is buying direct from Cateye.
Exposure Six Pack MK11 –
£435 £348 (save 20%)
The chunky Exposure Six Pack was one of BikeRadar’s highest-rated mountain bike lights in a recent test, scoring 4.5 stars.
The in-built Reflex tech uses accelerometers to calculate how fast you’re travelling and how rough the terrain is, and boosts or dips brightness accordingly.
A massive maximum claimed output (3,600 lumens in constant mode) and good beam spread make it an excellent (but pricy) option for illuminating trails at night. This healthy Black Friday discount from Sigma Sports sweetens the pill and is the lowest price we’ve found.
Knog PWR Road 700L —
£84.99 £56.99 (save 20%)
Knog’s modular PWR system is based around a central power pack available in a number of different capacities.
Here, it’s paired with a 700-lumen head, which offers excellent beam quality and versatility, in an easy-to-use device.
Our tester found it simple to move through the PWR Road 700L’s six modes. This is worth bearing in mind when wearing full-finger winter gloves.
We gave this already keenly priced product four stars in our review. It’s a Black Friday bargain from ProBikeKit at 25 per cent off.
Exposure MaXx D MK13 —
£385 £308 (save 20%)
Exposure’s MaXx D MK13 is a high-tech light for dark off-roading. It features the same Reflex mode as seen on the Six Pack, and includes four XP-L2 LEDs to produce a maximum 4,000 lumens in Reflex mode.
The MaXx D doesn’t come cheap, but its power and technology gained it four stars. Leisure Lakes Bikes’ Black Friday deal is the best we’ve found.
Bontrager Ion Pro RT —
£99 £83.99 (save 24%)
This high-performance, adaptable light comes highly rated and is now even better value thanks to Triton Cycles’ Black Friday deal, the best we’ve spotted.
With a sizeable 1,200-lumen maximum output and well-focused beam, the Bontrager Ion RT is suitable for unlit, low-traffic roads, as well as trails. Its five modes and three power settings allow you to dial down the power for more urban settings and daytime riding.
Our tester could barely fault it, awarding the Ion RT four and a half stars in our review.
Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL —
£45 £29.99 (save 33%)
The Lezyne Hecto Drive XL’s 500 lumens is enough for a decent pace on unlit bike paths, though with only one hour of run time at max output, the Hecto is best for use as an urban light.
It charges quickly, stays in the mode you last used it in (surprisingly handy) and offers a total of eight flashing and constant modes, with claimed run times of between one hour and 20 hours.
The Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL would come in handy as a backup light, especially now with a third cut off the price. Wiggle’s Black Friday deal is the cheapest we’ve come across.
Where to find the best Black Friday cycling deals
Black Friday is here! Take a look below for a run-down of which retailers and brands have launched the best Black Friday sales.
Black Friday cycling deals: quick links
- Amazon – The retail giant’s ‘Black Friday Week’ sale runs until 26 November
- Wiggle – The Wiggle ‘Brighter Black Friday’ includes up to 50% off cycling shoes, wheels and tyres, and cycling clothing
- ProBikeKit – Big Black Friday savings in the UK and US
- Halfords – A wide range of Black Friday deals online, including discounts on nearly 100 cycling products
- Tredz – ‘Black Ticket’ event with significant discounts on ‘nearly new’ ex-demo and ex-display bikes. Spend and save up to £300
- Sigma Sports – Save up to 40% on a wide range of products, including clothing, helmets, smart trainers and cycling shoes
- Competitive Cyclist – Save big over ‘Black Weekend’ if you’re in the US
- Chain Reaction Cycles – New Black Friday deals released
- Currys – the store’s Black Friday sale is underway
- eBay – Reductions galore in the auction site’s Black Friday sale
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday is an annual consumer event notorious for brands discounting everything from tech and gadgets to bikes and kit. This year, it takes place today, Friday 26 November, just a month before Christmas.
It’s also directly followed by Cyber Monday on 29 November, but over the last few years we’ve seen retailers start their deals weeks in advance. Amazon Prime Day is an excellent example of this, taking place over a 48-hour period on 13 and 14 November.
Fewer people will be wanting to hit the shops last-minute this year, so brands are likely to take advantage of this and share their best offers online rather than in-store.
Whether bike lights are on your wishlist or you know a cycling enthusiast who needs some, you’ll find the best bike light Black Friday deals right here.
Are bike light deals on Black Friday worth waiting for?
Last year, we saw huge reductions on bike light prices from brands including Light & Motion, Guee, Exposure and Blackburn.
And there were big opportunities not only to save on single bike lights, but also on sets. On several occasions, we also saw those with an RRP over £100 dropping to £40.
As always, it’s worth referring to tools such as Camel Camel Camel to ensure deals are as good as they seem.
How to get a good deal on Black Friday
- Do your research beforehand so you have a particular product in mind
- Be familiar with the RRP price of the products so you can better judge the savings available with each deal
- Make a list and stay focused – it’s easy to get sidetracked when there are so many products to choose from. We’ll do all the deals trawling so you don’t have to
- Many brands use Black Friday as a way to clear space for newer stock and product models. Although the latest models might not automatically be on sale, this doesn’t mean you won’t find excellent models from previous ranges.
- Check out our top-rated favourites of the best bike lights, tried and tested by the BikeRadar team.
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
It’s hard to predict what offers will take place, but don’t wait for Cyber Monday to hit. Our advice is to know what you’re looking for, keep an eye on the deals on Black Friday and check back here for all the latest updates and offers.