Bicycle rechargeable headlights - price variation - what to buy.

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by John Malyon, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. John Malyon

    John Malyon New Member

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    I have decided to replace my Cygolite Streak (280 lumens) and my NiteRider (350 lumens) both bought about 8 to 10 years ago with something brighter and more modern. It now seems the basic headlight for someone who likes to see where they are going in pitch black darkness is about 1000 lumens which sounds pretty good to me. So in doing my Google search I find bike headlights all over the place pricewise. I saw NiteRider and other familiar brands Bontrager and Cygolite all 1000 lumens or more for somewhere between $90 and $150.
    From Walmart I just ordered Cshidworld 1000 lumen rechargeable for about $20 and from Amazon a EBUYFIRE USB Rechargeable (1000 lumens) also $20. Neither of these lights have arrived yet but my question is, assuming I have not been totally scammed and they do arrive, what should I expect or not expect from theses lights? Do the popular brands charge more because they can or is there a legitimate reason why they are 4 to 5 time the cost of these obscure brand name rechargeable headlights I've naively ordered? Do these lights have crummy batteries or do the LED's pop and die early?
    Any feedback from anyone with experience in this area would be most illuminating - so to speak .
    Thanks - John.
     
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  2. Joshua Turner

    Joshua Turner New Member

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    I’ve tried a few now and have been very happy with my 1300 lumen Lyzne for $100. Many of my peers have it too. The only reliable one that’s brighter that I’ve seen is a night rider at 2400Lumen. If it’s cheaper than $85 it’s problem no good.
     
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