The days may be getting shorter, but that does not mean you need to stop your riding. Night riding brings new excitement and challenges to the riding experience. Riding the open road, on a trail or deep into the woods at night is some of the most fun you can have on the bike.
One of the first things you want to consider when shopping for light is, do you want to see or be seen? Simple lights with low lumen output and have a flash mode will work well under most riding conditions to work as an active warning to others on the road of your presence.
Modern cycling lights are measured in lumens. A lumen is a unit of measurement that quantifies the amount of light falling on the object you want to be illuminated. Measured at a uniform distance, a lumen describes the light intensity of each lighting unit. Most light manufacturers provide a lumen rating and often is used in the model of light.
Although the lumen output is important it is not the only piece of information needed in choosing a light If you commute on streets with streetlights, you may want to choose a front light with a narrow-focus beam. On darker roads or trails, you’ll want to go with a wide-focus beam for better peripheral vision. Beam patterns can be difficult for shoppers to compare; check online product descriptions or ask our sales team for help. Click here to view some our lighting products. https://piermontbike.com/collections/accessories/lights