Put your safety first when it comes to cycling, and ensure your bike is fully equipped with the appropriate bike lights to keep you seen. Light up your route ahead and make yourself visible to oncoming traffic, pedestrians and fellow cyclists in order to keep your journey smooth and danger-free.
There are plenty of bike lights out there to choose from, and to help you out, The Recommended has rounded up our top picks to help you keep safe while on the move. Whether cycling to work, lapping around the park or pedalling it out on a long-distance cycle, we’ve got you covered with the top bike lights for every style and budget.
The best bike lights at-a-glance:
- Best rechargeable bike lights: Balhvit Bike Light Set
- Best bright bike lights: Defurhome Super Bright Bike Light Set
- Best budget-friendly bike lights: Silverline LED Clip-On Lights
- Best attachable bike lights: Cirycase Bike Lights
- Best weather-friendly bike lights: Blukar Bike Lights Set
- Best portable bike lights: Wastou Bike Lights
- Best visibility bike lights: Cycleafer Bike Lights Set
- Best robust bike lights: Deilin Bike Lights
The best bike lights
Best rechargable bike lights: Balhvit Bike Light Set
Super bright and durable
Light up the road ahead with this set of bike lights, easy to install for long-time use. These are ideal for most bike models with their flexible silicone brackets to fit different handlebars.
Mount onto the front and back of your bike for all-around visibility and cycle out in all weather and terrain thanks to their waterproof and anti-bump design. These bike lights last up to six hours when fully charged and feature four light mode options - constant full or half brightness, blasting flash or stroboscopic.
Best bright bike lights: Defurhome Super Bright Bike Light Set
For all situations
This headlight and taillight set provides the ultimate safety on your cycling journey. USB rechargeable, they are easy to install and release quickly using the mounting bracket.
Switch between the four modes of full brightness, half brightness, fast flashing, and slow flashing, and ensure you are seen throughout your rides. These lights are water-resistant and hard-wearing, allowing for wet weather and bumpy conditions.
Best budget-friendly bike lights: Silverline LED Clip-On Lights
Light up without breaking the bank
This red and white duo of bike lights is made from a super flexible silicone material to easily clip onto your bike and ride around safely in all light conditions.
Suitable for the front and rear of your bike, you can switch between different light modes, including solid beam, and slow and fast flash, to alert others of your presence and keep the road ahead lit up. Water and impact resistant for smooth, hassle-free journeys.
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Best attachable bike lights: Cirycase Bike Lights
Lightweight and water-resistant
Illuminate your way in the dusk and dark lighting with this set of lights for the front and rear of your bike that’s easy to assemble onto your bike tool-free.
Lightweight to cause no interference with your ride, these lights provide multiple brightness modes to keep you seen. They have a long battery life - the headlights can last up to 58 hours in ‘slow flash’ mode and the taillight 25 hours. USB rechargeable, they will flash green when the battery is below 20%.
Best weather-friendly bike lights: Blukar Bike Lights Set
Flexible and durable
This set of front and rear LED bike lights have rechargeable batteries lasting up to eight hours and can be charged up from any device using the USB port.
Switch between the different modes and gain all-around protection, guiding the road in front of you as well as warning others of your presence. These lights are made with waterproof and dustproof materials, suitable for all weather conditions, including rain, snow, and fog, and can also be used as an emergency flashlight.
Best portable bike lights: Wastou Bike Lights
Be prepared for all road types and weather conditions with these bike lights, suitable for bumpy rides and rainy seasons thanks to their water-resistant and shock-resistant properties.
These front and rear lights are simple to operate and can be alternated between high, medium and low speed flashing to keep you protected as you cycle. They are also easy to install and remove and can be carried in your pocket or bag when not in use.
Best visibility bike lights: Cycleafer Bike Lights Set
Slide and go
This headlight and taillight combo are made from impact-resistant polycarbonate with durable rubber straps to easily attach to your bike.
Once assembled, these lights will provide an ultra-bright glow and have four different modes to be switched between, from high, medium and low power, to a strobe effect. The compact, lightweight design is waterproof for enhanced visibility in all conditions and fast charging for an ultra-reliable option.
Best robust bike lights: Deilin Bike Lights Set
A long-lasting design
Enhance your visibility to oncoming traffic with this set of bike lights, complete with multiple light level modes and a long run time.
The design has a strong aluminium alloy case for stability and is drop and water-resistant. Charge up from any USB source when needed, and cycle with a wide angle lit-up view for 360°protection.
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Cordelia Aspinall is a Digital Writer for Immediate Media, working across brands including The Recommended, RadioTimes.com, MadeForMums and BBC Gardeners’ World. She has previously worked and written for digital publications including Condé Nast Traveller, The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, and several other lifestyle brands.