Cateye Singleshot Plus EL610 review

Intelligently designed light that's perfectly adequate for most applications

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £89.99 RRP | USD $152.98
Cateye Singleshot Plus EL610

Our review

Striking a balance between power and visibility, this is the value-for-money choice
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Just over half the price of the Exposure Joystick Maxx and yet offering plenty enough light to ride,  in typical Cateye fashion, the EL610 is also excellent when it comes to being visible to other road users.


It’s not too bright head-on, but bright enough even at 90 degree viewing angles. The two 1-watt LEDs do a good job of lighting up the road. It’s  more than enough to ride safely with, and with a run time of just under four hours on full power (that’s nearly an hour more than claimed) this is the ideal light for commuting and training duties. No tools are needed to install the clamp and the light simply clips on and off for charging and storage. This is a well balanced and well thought out light.

Product Specifications


Name Single Shot Plus EL610
Brand Cateye

Description Max time achieved = 8 hours 54 minutes.
Manufacturer's Description The ultimate compromise. Serious (and frequent) night riders no longer have to choose between inexpensive battery-powered lights and expensive rechargeable systems. The new HL-EL610 is tough powerful rechargeable and affordable. 2 one-watt LEDs combined with the new ROL™ (Reverse Offset Lens) emit the greatest total candlepower in the class — and every lumen is focused exactly where you need it.
Weight (g) 268
Features ROL=Reverse Offset Lens to maximize the light output efficiency. Battery integrated / no cable mess. Intelligent mode operation (separating constant and flashing modes). Features 2 x 1 watt led (approx. 100.000 hours lifetime). 15.000 + total candlepower light output. High beam: 3 + hours Low beam: 9 + hours Flashing: 36 + hours
Battery Life 3
Type of Battery Required NiMH