Reelight SL500 lights review

Emergency lights

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£49.99 RRP

Our review

Fit-and-forget lights that’ll never need charging
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The fit-and-forget nature of these lights is their real bonus – magnets on the spokes generate the electric current, so there are no batteries to change and you’re never without visibility.

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Fitting is very simple, and because there’s no actual contact anywhere, there’s no resistance. On the downside, the SL500 model is a flashing unit only, and it stops when you stop (at a junction, for example). A better option would be the SL520, which stores enough energy to keep the light flashing for a few minutes.

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The rear light mounting bracket is seatpost-only, but step up the range to the SL620 and a rack-mounted version is available – and that’s the one we’d go for.

Product Specifications

Product

Name SL500 Lights (10)
Brand Reelight

Weight (g) 400
Features No Batteries, flexible mounting, wide-angel optics, permanently mounted, always light on Maintenance-free, no friction