The Difference between Bike Light and Flashlight

Bike light is a very important tool for the bike riders to ride at night. A few years ago, bike light was developed as a professional product. While before the professional bike come out, many people use the flashlight to make strong brightness.

However, the function of flashlight is limit and they are mainly designed using for climbing, hiking, emergency lighting at home and others. Strong LED light flashlight has its unique characteristics. It concentrates the light by smooth focusing cup, and to make the brightness with strong light shot from the center. Even some light can reach to a distance of 20 meters. For example, if you are riding on a small road, and there is a strong light shoot into the eyes of the driver, so that he cannot see clearly about your position, that may be leading to some bad accidents.

While for the night riders, they need the bicycle light with high anti-seismic property and strong enough power to guide them. Even in the rainy day, the bicycle light requires a high anti-seismic property and good waterproof to ride in the night so that to make sure you can get a safe ride.

Another main feature of bicycle light is its free hand design. As all we can see, a bicycle light is very easy to install on a bike and you can adjust its direction and position effortlessly. Thus, it insures one can ride more safely in the darkness.

Most of the strong light flashlights are use the 18650 batteries, due to it do not have a high require on the seismic performance, and used the spring to fix the battery, once there has something happened on the battery, then the light will suddenly get dark. All the above have shown that the strong light flashlights are not the best choice for night riding.

For a smart bicycle light, it should have some features of waterproof and long time power supply. Most of the bicycle lights in the market are designed to continue working for four to five hours. And they are made of some special materials so that it can be durable for a long time.

A Good Bicycle Light will Do More Helpful for You

Just in case that some people do not know exactly about how to adjust a bicycle light, I would like to share my own experience to all of you, hope that can help you anyway.

Measure a flashlight, we may take these elements into consideration such as: the luminance, luminous flux, long shots, scattering, range, stability, water-repellency, portability, versatility, calorific value, etc. You can do your own choice according to your needs to choose the right flashlight.

1. LED
The higher level of led, luminous efficiency is higher, the greater electric current of the same led, then the effect of the brightness, so it is not enough to increase the light of the power at the same level.

2. Luminous flux and brightness
Luminous flux and brightness do not have a relation between them. The lights are decided by the luminous flux and area. So we cannot judge the flashlight only by the brightness.

3. Drive
Drive is the core of the LED flashlight to work, and some special functions are also controlled by it like brightness, shift and so on.

4. Heat and Lumens depreciation
If the LED lamps have worked for a long time under high heat, then it will increase the speed of lumens for depreciation. The brightness will become weaker than before, so in order to get a long time operating time, we should choose these materials with good heat dissipation.

5. Light cup and light spot
Generally, the bigger of the light cup, the deeper of the light cup the smaller of the light spot, then it can shot for a longer distance.

6. Range, batteries, light quantity, calorific value
What we used most common is the 18650 battery, that with the diameter of 18mm and length 65mm. Some lights are powered by AAA battery. The main reason why you need to take the battery into consideration is that once your light power off, which type of batteries will much easier to get.

300LM CREE Q5 Mini Flashlight Bike Light

7. Waterproof and durability
Nowadays, most bicycle lights feature waterproof function, while some may not. A water-resistant lighting system allows you riding in the rain and also gives out enough light.

8. Color temperature
Color temperature is another important when choosing LED units and usually expressed with k. Most riders prefer to 4000K-6000K. The color temperature directly affects the way your eyes will perceive light at night. So, for some riders, they think 6000K is too high.

9. Control modes
Either the front bike light or the back side light, the most satisfyingly is they have different modes of working. For example, you switch to a lower light mode when it’s not too dark. Availability of multiple modes means that you can easily manage the battery power and choose whether you’d have a focused beam with wider reach in a straight line or a wider beam that lets you keep a check on the surrounding areas on deserted roads.

All in all, there are so many factors affect a good bicycle light. While a compact, durable and high-intensity road bike light is a must gadget for anyone cycling on the road in dim-light conditions.

Our 10 Best Lights

When the sun goes down, there is nothing can prevent us explore in the dark if we have a light. For cyclist, a bicycle light can help you see and been seen and safety your ride. If you are walking alone in the wild, a super bright light will help you see your road and scare away small dangerous animals. A light can be used at home or outdoor, it is essential equipment in our daily life. They range from 10 pounds to 300 pounds; you may choose the practical and smart option!

We aim to keep on top of the exploding range of light devices, stocking the latest design models as well as the newest versions. Whether you’re looking for bicycle front light, laser lane light, rear light, diving light and flashlight or desk lamp, we’ve got it! Here is our Top 10 for 2013.

1) AGM Long Irradiation Flashlight
AGM 85W flashlight has no gaudy appearance, only simple design and reliable features, which accompany you though tough times. Long irradiation distance, makes you see far and clear during dark. It is suitable in many situations. You can use it at home garden or go night fishing with friends, even doing outdoor sports like hiking, exploring, searching. So that’s why it lands number one.

2) SSC P7 Bicycle Headlamp
This bicycle headlamp adopts SSC P7 LED which is qualified and has a long life for 100,000hours. It boasts energy-saving and eco-friendly. Comes with three modes, you can adjust the brightness base on your need. Its work time is 3-6hours, when there is lack of voltage; the indicator red light would flash. Waterproof degree is IP65 so you don’t need to worry about using it in rainy day. Sale under 42.90 pounds on

3) 3-LED 1400LM Bike Lamp
You may be attracted by its appearance when first saw it. This 3 heads lamp has a long distance (Irradiation distance is wider than 800M) and super brightness. If you are riding in a country road, this one will light your way in a broad distance and offer a proper brightness according to your like.

4) 300LM Cree Q5 Headlight
Its appearance seems very professional. It is zoomable and you can change focus according to your needs. Compact design and high power output, this headlamp can work continuously for 3-4h, it’s of great stability. You can use it use it at home garden or country road. Also, it is a very good tool for night fishing and exploring.

5) 35W HID Diving Scuba Light
This diving scuba light can work under 120m depth water, and help you to do works like taking photograph, film, lighting and so on. Its surface had been treating with waterproof material, and work continuously for 3hours. There is also a SOS mode for emergency assistant. In short, this one is a professional diving light. Under £165.90 on mBuyNow.

AGM Flashlight SSC P7 Bicycle Light 3-LED 1400LM Bike Light
AGM Flashlight SSC P7 Bicycle Light 3-LED 1400LM Bike Light
Cree Q5 Headlight Underwater Light Cree T6 Dive Light
Cree Q5 Headlight Underwater Light Cree T6 Dive Light
Folding Desk Lamp Laser Lane Light Bicycle Tail light
Folding Desk Lamp Laser Lane Light Bicycle Tail light

6) 1600 lumens Cree XML T6 Diving Light
This one is not as good as the 35W scuba light, but it is much cheaper and features most of characteristics of diving lights. Its diving depth is 50M. Use CREE XM-L T6 LED, this diving flashlight will give you super brightness in 1600 lumens and won’t let you down. The strict waterproof surface provides you a stable safety underwater. Additional, there are 5 modes switch which can help you from normal to emergency use. So it is a practical and affordable light.

7) Folding Desk Lamp with 31 LEDs
This one comes with 31LEDs, it is energy saving and environmental friendly. There are two modes: weak light and strong light, so you can choose one mode as you need. On the full charge state, this desk light can last up to 15 hours. Some children may be afraid of the dark when they sleep alone, and then this one will be a great gift for them.

8) 8-LED Laser Lane Light
It comes with 8 LEDs and the diamond design is very attractive. Use a laser to project a red illuminated bike lane on the street or road behind a bicycle. With it, you can see or be seen when you ride home on your bike after dark and through a section of the urban trail system with little or no lighting. Only 9.20 pounds, you can use it to decorate your bike and safety your ride

9) Laser Beam Bicycle Tail Light
This is a very small bicycle tail light, it comes with an ultra-thin adjustable buckle, which appropriate for many sizes of handlebars in different diameters (usually 20-36mm). Three modes with normal and flash effects cater to your needs. The main feature is the little guy can last up to 9 hours.

10) Dynamic 9W Stage Light E27 Blub
Don’t underestimate this little bulb. The crystal shape and colorful light will bring the excited feelings to crazy night. It can be controlled rotation speed, colors and strobe through control panel or voice control. Mainly used in PARTY, KTV boxes, the goods such as the effect of light in the window can also be placed on the hall or bedroom at home, shop decoration etc.

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