It’s that time of year again when a good set of bike lights become an essential bit of cycling kit, both to see and to be seen. It’s also when you’ll find the best bike light deals: Black Friday is here.
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.
Black Friday is a US tradition but is now a prime time to pick up a great deal in the UK too, with brands dropping prices across most major retailers.
We’ll be updating this page across the whole of the Black Friday event and through to Cyber Monday, so check back here for all the best Black Friday 2020 bike light deals.
Which retailers and brands have launched Black Friday sales?
Black Friday has arrived! Take a look below for a run-down of which retailers and brands have launched the best Black Friday sales.
Black Friday deals: quick links
- Amazon – The retail giant’s ‘Black Friday Week’ sale runs until 30 November
- Chain Reaction Cycles – New Black Friday deals released
- Currys PC World – The store’s ‘Black Fri-Yay’ sale is underway
- eBay – Reductions galore in the auction site’s Black Friday sale
- Garmin – A number of the brand’s watches are on sale at Amazon
- Halfords – A wide range of Black Friday deals online
- Nespresso – Save up to 56 per cent on Nespresso coffee machines at Amazon right now
- Tredz – ‘Black Ticket’ event with significant discounts on ‘nearly new’ ex-demo and ex-display bikes
- Wiggle – The Wiggle ‘Brighter Black Friday’ sale features discounts on a huge range of products
Best bike light Black Friday deals
Lezyne Zecto Drive 250/80 light set –
Kicking out a claimed 250 lumens for the front and 80 lumens for the rear, the Zecto Drive light set looks like a steal at £41.49 from ProBikeKit.
These little lights have a neat aluminium bezel around the lens and a claimed runtime of up to 15 hours.
Both lights have seven modes, and the built-in batteries recharge via micro-USB.
ProBikeKit has Black Friday discounts across the Lezyne range, see them all here.
Ryder Super Cob rear light –
Can you ever have too many rear lights? This little unit from Ryder has a 50 chip LED and eight different modes.
It mounts using a tool-free silicone strap, and recharges via USB.
See.Sense Ace light set –
ProBikeKit is knocking a healthy £24 off See.Sense’s ingenious ACE smart lights, which automatically change their flashing pattern in reaction to your environment and other road users.
This set includes front and rear lights with a claimed output of 150 lumens and 125 lumens respectively. Runtime is a claimed 10 hours and you can unlock additional functionality including theft detecting by using the accompanying See.Sense app.
If you’re only after a rear light that’s on sale too, down to £30 from £45.
Knog Cobber Front Mid light –
Knog ups your side-on visibility with the Cobber. Its curved COB LED array shines out over 330 degrees and emits up to 200 lumens constant or 320 lumens flashing among its eight different modes. Battery life is between 2.5 and 120 hours.
There’s a built-in USB socket, so you don’t need to find a USB cable when you recharge the Cobber – which takes around 4 hours. We gave the Cobber four stars in our review.
Cateye Sync Core and Kinetic light set –
Cateye’s Sync lights pair up so that they all flash in together, for greater road presence, and they can all be controlled together with one press of the front light. There’s a Sync app that lets you customise the lights and see battery level, and you can add extra Sync lights, including wearables.
The Core front light has 500 lumens max output, weighs 94g and has five modes with between two and 130 hours run time. Meanwhile, the Sync Kinetic rear light ups output to 50 lumens when it senses braking, has six different modes and runtimes between 1.5 and 50 hours, and weighs 43g.
Garmin Varia 2 Radar Tail Light & Head Unit –
The Garmin Varia 2 offers something different from your rear light by incorporating a radar that senses traffic coming up behind you, which ups flash frequency and intensity to help make sure that upcoming vehicles know you’re there.
Info on what’s behind you, how close it is and how fast it’s moving is sent to the bar-mounted head unit, so you know what to expect, too. You can control the light from the head unit as well. The Varia 2 will work with Garmin’s Edge bike computers and its smartwatches too.
See.Sense ICON2 light set –
The ICON2 light set steps things up by increasing output to 400 lumens for the front light and 300 lumens for the rear light.
Once again, See.Sense’s sensor technology reacts to your movements on the road. Whether you are approaching junctions, roundabouts or filtering through traffic, the ICON2 lights will automatically flash brighter and faster to warn other road users.
As well as offering £50 off this set, See.Sense has pledged to plant a tree for every order placed over the Black Friday weekend.
Knog Pop I front bike light Black Friday deals –
At just 35 lumens, the Pop I won’t be setting any brightness records, but you can’t argue with the price! (Or the lairy colour scheme.)
While many bike lights use built-in rechargeables, this little unit runs off a standard AA battery.
It offers a bonus bit of side illumination, and the mounting strap is replaceable in case it ever breaks.
Planet X Jobsworth Bobby Dazzler Rear Light –
Planet X doesn’t specify a lumen output for this little rear light, but at a penny under £9 we’d probably take a chance on it.
The Bobby Dazzler uses a strap mount to attach to your seatpost and recharges via USB.
Fabric Lumacell USB Front Light —
You can never have too many lights, and this little front unit from Fabric is another one that’s heavily discounted.
Offering a 30-lumen output and up to 8 hours of runtime (2.5 hours claimed on full power), the Lumacell is USB-rechargeable and uses a strap mount to attach to your bars.
Blackburn Dayblazer 800 front bike light Black Friday deals –
Putting out 800 lumens, the Blackburn Dayblazer 800 is powerful and bright, while having a battery life that lasts long enough to cater for most stints in the dark.
It features multiple mounting options, including a rubber band strap and GoPro-style tabs, and can be affixed almost anywhere, regardless of your cockpit setup.
The 800-lumen Blitz mode is super bright and will help you out in the darkest of alleys and most perilous of gutters. It’s a great option for roadies riding into the night.
If you’re worried about being seen, its lens has diffusing side cutouts, plus daylight pulse modes.
On top of all that, it’s submersible waterproof, so you can take it out in the worst weather.
Cateye Rapid X3 150 Lumen rear bike light Black Friday deals –
The Cateye Rapid X3’s low-profile design boasts a 150-lumen maximum power output and makes a great option for year-round urban commuters or casual road cyclists.
It weighs just 51g and will run at full power for around an hour and 20 minutes. This should suit pretty much anyone’s commute in the darkest days of winter.
With a rubber band mount, it’s quick and easy to attach and remove, and is suitable for use with curved or aero seatposts. And right now, you can pick it up with 16% off at Wiggle.
Lezyne Zecto Max Drive 250 rear bike light Black Friday deals –
We’ve found the Lezyne Zecto Max Drive to be a great option for bikepacking because it’s really robust, reliable and versatile.
It features eight power modes that max-out at 250 lumens and can run for up to nine hours, but it might be a bit heavy at 69g and it doesn’t have much sideways visibility, so that’s worth bearing in mind.
Having said that, we think a hard-wearing and adaptable light with a long run-time for less than £40 is a great investment for the budding bikepacker. Ours survived being dropped and hosed with no issues – always a bonus. It’s currently cheapest at ProBikeKit, where you can pick it up for £34.99.
Bonus deal – keep your lights charged with this RAVPower USB wall charger –
Keeping stacks of USB-rechargeable lights charged can be a pain if you’re relying on the ports on your laptop.
You’re much better off getting a dedicated, mains-powered charger like this one.
This is a time-limited deal from Amazon and most of them have already been claimed, so don’t hang about if you’re keen.
For more of the latest Black Friday deals
- Black Friday cycling deals
- Garmin Black Friday deals
- Halfords Black Friday deals
- Black Friday smartwatch deals
- GoPro Black Friday deals
- Competitive Cyclist Black Friday deals (US only)
- Backcountry Black Friday deals (US only)
- Chain Reaction Black Friday deals
When is Black Friday 2020?
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 on Friday 27 November, just a month before Christmas.
It’s also directly followed by Cyber Monday on 30 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 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.
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.
- Discover 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.