Superior Life, the premier bike rear light company, has recently released a new guide on buying the right kind of bicycle lights.
Bike lights are now an essential accessory for all cyclists to have, these help motorists see cyclists in dim light conditions. The brightest ones also improve the cyclist's visibility in the daytime. However, they’re not bright enough to help see where one is going for most night riding. The main differences between safety light models are in mounting options, the number of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and whether they use rechargeable or disposable batteries.
LED light systems are usually are rechargeable light systems that offer maximum illumination. They are higher priced but much brighter than safety lights, and they help one see where they're going on the trail or road in nearly all conditions. Energy efficiency and durability make LEDs the predominant light source used in bike lights. They come in a wide range of brightness levels.
Rechargeable systems feature lithium-ion batteries. They can be charged hundreds of times, making them an inexpensive and environmentally sound alternative to disposable batteries. Unlike alkalines that dim slowly over battery life, most rechargeables deliver consistent light until their power is exhausted. Therefore, most rechargeable lights have a “fuel gauge” or low-battery warning. All rechargeables have a power light to indicate that power is available.
According to Jaime Lopez, spokesperson at Superior Life, "If one commutes on streets with streetlights, it is a better option to choose a front light with a narrow-focus beam. On darker roads or trails, one should go with a wide-focus beam for better peripheral vision. Beam patterns can be complicated for shoppers to compare; check online product descriptions or ask an REI sales specialist for help."
"When charging batteries, be sure to fully charge them, especially before storage.", continues Lopez."Most systems come with smart chargers that automatically stop when the batteries are fully charged to prevent overcharging. Because inactive batteries lose their charge over time, plug in and charge your system before every use."
Superior Life’s collection of bike lights front and back are super bright, wide-angle lights that are easy to install. These rechargeable rear bike lights are affordable and have received a 4.5 star rating on Amazon. To learn more about Superior Life and their brand, visit their official website here - https://gearextremist.com/.