Topeak Whitelite HP 1W AA front light – in brief review

AA-powered unit

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £44.99 RRP | USD $74.99
Topeak Whitelite HP front light

Our review

Fair-to-middling unit that's best for city use
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Doing without a rechargeable battery, the Whitelite is a reminder of how fast things have changed. It’s well made, with a screw-on mount and comparatively large polymer lamp body containing three AA batteries powering a 1W LED.


Compared with the competition, it lacks power, struggling to reach 10 metres, which isn’t much use at speed, but it does have a good light spread. Side visibility from the domed lens is great, but the other light modes are strictly for urban use, especially the full power flashing option. 


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Whitelite HP 1W AA front light (13)
Brand Topeak

Features *BATTERY TYPE: 3xAA (included) *RUN TIME: 3hr 43 *STRENGTH (LUX) 22 (5m), 4 (10m)
No Of Batteries Required 3
Type of Battery Required AA Alkaline