A Guide for Choosing LED Bicycle Lights

A Guide for Choosing LED Bicycle Lights


LED bicycle lights are specially designed for easy installation on bicycles and play a very effective role in lighting. Let's talk about what factors need to be considered when choosing LED bicycle lights.

some considerations for purchasing LED bicycle lights
LED bicycle light is a small and compact light, specially designed for easy installation on the bicycle. They allow the driver to see you, and when you are riding in dim conditions or after dark, they allow you to see the road, trail, or mountain road ahead.

In addition to the need to keep warm and strengthen daily maintenance, many riders are also aware of the need to improve the setting of bicycle lights. According to factors such as riding conditions, riding type, bicycle selection, and riding time, Foresight will share some considerations for purchasing LED bicycle lights to help you make better choices and maximize your budget.

Before you start buying an LED bicycle light, the first question you have to ask yourself is: Are the lights easier for others to see you or make you see more clearly when you are riding.

Generally, a higher brightness level lamp has a larger battery and a narrower light angle, allowing you to see farther. 

On the contrary, the lights that were often seen in the past are designed to attract attention from all angles and have functions such as wide beams and side lighting. The number of lumens of visible light tends to decrease because distance is not the priority. Therefore, "visible" lights are generally lighter, with smaller batteries, fewer lumens, and wider beam angles.

If you want to buy the right bicycle light, it is really helpful to understand these basic terms and principles.


A measure of the total amount of visible light emitted by a light source in a unit of time. The number of lumens on a bicycle lamp represents the total amount of light emitted.


This refers to the intensity of the light emitted in an area or surface, Lux tells you how far the light will reach. If you think that lumens represent the total amount of light emitted by a bicycle light, Lux measures the amount of light transferred to a surface at a certain distance.

Therefore, assuming that the number of lumens of light remains constant, the larger the surface area, the smaller the illuminance.

Beam angle

The beam angle tells you how far the light travels from the original source. The focus of sharp beams is directly in front, while wider beams will spread outward, creating a beam of what is usually called "light".


(1)Beam type/settings: Super, High, Full, Standard, Normal, Low, Flash, and Pulse are some examples of beam settings you may encounter. Different types of light beams also lead to different energy consumption and power consumption.

If you want to make sure that you have a light that can operate with the required lighting capacity throughout the trip, you must understand the relevant information about the beam settings.

(2) With more technical considerations, it is time to focus on the actual lighting situation in order to make the light have the greatest impact. Of course, it depends on your bike, but in general, you will want a rear light on the seat post of your bike and a front light in the middle of the handlebar.

In addition, many bags, backpacks, bags, and bag holders have rings for fixing the taillights. You can use this function and connect another flash to provide maximum visibility.

(3) Basically, the LED bicycle light is designed to perform good functions when driving at high speed. It emits a wide and flat beam, which can illuminate your surroundings and form a light spot on the road ahead. If you focus on mountain bikes, you may want products with more light, which can best help you find dangers and places where you need to turn or brake.

Although more than 200 lumens of light is enough for most road cycling, if you are driving on some trails or roads in clusters, you may need more than 1,000 lumens.

(4) For standard road riding, you need a wide beam angle and a good choice of light settings. As mentioned above, if you are driving on the road, you may not need any super bright lights, and the advantage of weaker car lights is that they tend to be lighter and have a good running time because the brightness is not too high.

(5) Like bicycle-related things, there are many products to choose from, and their price points are also different. Consider the environment in which you will be riding and how often you will use the lights. This may help you narrow down your options.

The high-quality LED bicycle lights provided by Foresight are designed with advanced technology and have the characteristics of high power and low energy consumption, which can meet the actual needs of users. If you want to know more about LED bicycle lights after reading the above, you can get a comprehensive solution by contacting us.

We are a manufacturer of LED products with rich experience. Our aim is to put the needs of customers first, and constantly optimize and adjust the design plan. We are equipped with a professional quality inspection system and a comprehensive management team, which can control the quality of the products in an all-round way. At the same time, our thoughtful one-stop service has also won praise and praise from many customers. If you are interested in our LED bicycle lights, please contact us immediately!