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Bike Lights Buyers Guide

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Find out more about bike lights, and work out which type of light is best for you.

Bike Lights Buyers Guide

We know that we need bike lights when the light's low, but there's so many different types to choose from - how do you know which is best?

What are the rules on bike lights?

The law says you need to use bike lights as soon as daylight starts to fade. You must have a front white light and a rear red light, alongside reflectors.

To ensure that pedestrians and other vehicles can see you, we recommend having:

Different types of bike lights

The bulb in a cycle light plays a huge part in how it performs. We sell 3 types of bulb at Halfords - LED, Krypton and Halogen. Here are some tips to help choose which bulb to go for:

  • If you mainly ride at dusk or early evening you'll be fine with all three bulbs.
  • If you often ride at night on an unlit road we recommend LED bulbs because of their extra power.
  • If you want to be able to recharge your lights, an LED bulb is the way to go.
  • If you want flashing mode, choose an LED bulb.
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Buying bike lights at Halfords

Have a look at our full range of bike lights online, or pop into your local store to have a chat to one of our colleagues and find out which light is best for you.

If ordering online, you can choose to pick them up at your local store or you can arrange for them to be delivered. Don't forget - we'll fit them for free if you buy them at the same time as your bike.

Click here to view our full range of bike lights

Save your batteries

Rechargeable bike lights are a great idea, helping you to save money in the long run. You can get lights that use rechargeable batteries, but we really recommend those that charge via a USB. This way you don't need to buy any batteries - simply plug it into your computer or USB plug for a couple of hours and you're sorted!