Having a bike light is probably the easiest and most important way to stay safe while cycling. For trail riders, mountain bikers and sturdy hikers, it’s not only important to see well, but also to be able to see the road ahead. Whether you go mountain biking, cycling or hiking: there is the right bicycle lamp for every occasion. But how do you know which light is suitable for your situation? We told you all about it in this Bike Light Buyer’s Guide.
What are the bike lighting regulations in the US?
In the US it should have both front and rear suspension and rear suspension. The following is a list of requirements established by the US Road Traffic Light (RVLR) Commission:
Bicycle lighting is mandatory when cycling on public roads between sunset and sunrise.
You must have front and rear lights, as well as tail lights (red).
Headlights must be white. The taillight must be red.
The bicycle lights must be mounted on the bicycle, not on the bicycle.
The lamp should not hang higher than 1.5 meters above the ground, so if you use an MTB light on the helmet, switch it off on public roads.
Complete bicycles must be sold with lights on the front and rear of the bicycle, as well as the front and rear of each pedal.
It can be fitted with a flash, but it is recommended that cyclists riding in unlit areas wear a fixed headlamp.
Which light suits you?
There are many types of steel frames today. Bicycle safety has become an important issue for many cyclists. Cyclists, mountain bikers and hikers are increasingly opting for better lighting, even if they go less quickly than hikers. Olight Gotorch X is a real powerhouse.
But how bright is your headlight? Want to use more light or maximize battery life? We explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of bicycle lighting. But before that, a little theory on how the power of bicycle lights is controlled.
What does the lumen value say about the lighting of your bicycle?
The light intensity of many bus lights is measured in lumens. The number of lumens indicates the intensity of the light emitted. This gives you a good indication of the light intensity, but says nothing about brightness or lateral visibility. The lumen value of a bicycle lamp therefore does not tell the whole story. The Olight Gotorch X doesn’t give much light, but it lasts a long time.
Too many stairs for too little? Then you see a very bright dot. Today, luminaire dimensions fit the intended use of many bicycle lights.
The BBB Cycling Strike 1000 BLS-132 offers more weight and durability. This is a great bike light for those who occasionally go to parties in the afternoon or evening.
So the size of a bicycle is the closest thing to a good bicycle light, so you can go a long way in comparing bicycle lights by looking at the candela size or luxury rating.
What is the difference between lumens, candela and lux?
Sometimes candela and lux are also called light biscuits. A candlestick shows the number of lumens emitted from a given point. A candle has the light intensity of a standard candle. This is a more accurate measurement than the Lumen rating alone.
The amount of light emitted from a surface is called luminance and is measured in lux. It can be thought of as the intensity of light in a particular room. One lux is equal to one lumen per square meter (lux = lumen/m2). The higher the lux value, the higher the total illumination of the metal lamp. If there are bus lights, it’s also important to see what they look like. If a lamp emits a lot of light, but does so over a large surface, you see light everywhere, but little light.
To make all this information work, we have divided our headlights into the following categories:
Look (look) around the city
It lights up and goes around the highway
Shine on a continuous road
Bicycle lights to increase your visibility in the city
Lamps in this category are best suited for bright urban environments, as they have a light intensity of up to 400 lumens. The city is also home to plenty of other intersections, so it’s important to keep your lights on to be visible. This light is also clearly visible from the side.