Bike Lights – What is the best light option for my bike?

Knog Bike Lights boost your night rides with their sleek design, exceptional functionality, and unwavering reliability. Whether you’re an urban commuter or an off-road enthusiast, these innovative lights are designed to cater to your every need. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of Knog Bike Lights, exploring their top features and discovering why they’re a must-have accessory for every cyclist. So, strap on your helmet and get ready to illuminate your cycling experience like never before!

Knog’s bike lights are designed to be best-in-class. Painstakingly considered and designed each light to be a joy to use and meet the requirements of the cyclist. Whether that’s a daily commuter, weekend road cyclist or wilderness bikepacker.

Another key feature of Knog bike lights is their commitment to USB rechargeable bike lights only. You wont find disposable batteries here. Furthermore, most of the bike lights have an integrated USB connecter and can be charged without the need for cables.

Within their range of bike lights, they have two categories—to see by and to be seen. The ‘Be Seen’ lights range from 20 lumens all the way up to 470 lumens, so whether you’re looking for a compact commuting light, or a high powered riding companion, there is a Knog bike light for you.

The ‘To See By’ collection of products range from 250 lumens all the way up to 2000 lumens. From the cycle path to the mountain trails, the beam pattern of each ‘see by’ bike light is designed around the cycling discipline at hand.

How to understand Lumen ratings

Lumen ratings are a crucial aspect of understanding the brightness and effectiveness of bike lights. Lumens, simply put, are a unit of measurement for the total amount of visible light emitted by a source. In the case of bike lights, this refers to the amount of light output generated by the LED or light source. A higher lumen rating indicates a brighter light, while a lower lumen rating means the light is less intense.

When it comes to bike lights, lumens serve as a useful indicator for cyclists to assess the brightness and suitability of a light for their specific needs. For instance, urban commuters who ride mainly on well-lit streets might only require a lower lumen output, such as 50-200 lumens, for their front light. This level of brightness is generally sufficient for being seen by others and navigating through moderate levels of ambient light.

On the other hand, cyclists who frequently ride on dark, unlit roads or trails would benefit from a higher lumen output, ranging from 400 to 1200 lumens or more. This level of brightness is necessary for providing adequate illumination to see potential obstacles, ensure safety, and maintain visibility to other road users.

Keep in mind that the required lumen output may vary depending on the type of terrain, weather conditions, and personal preferences. Additionally, it’s essential to consider factors such as battery life, light modes, and beam pattern when choosing the right bike light for your needs.

Plus – Entry Commuter

40 lumen front / 20 lumen rear
$40 each or $75 twinpack


The Plus Bike Light (front, rear or combo pack) is a super-bright set that can be mounted on your bike or clipped onto your clothing, helmet, backpack etc. Equally impressive as primary or secondary bike lights, Plus is perfect for commuters and road cyclists alike.

  • Be seen from up to 450 metres away
  • Waterproof with IP66 rating
  • Wearable
  • Up to 40 hr runtime

Blinder – Mid Commuter & Trail

200 lumen front / 100 lumen rear
$80 each or $160 twinpack

Using Chip On Board (COB) technology, the Blinder Bike Light Twinpack produces a punchy 200 lumens up front and 100 at the rear. Both lights are brilliant for attracting attention on the road or trail in all light conditions.

  • Be seen from up to 450 metres away
  • Waterproof with IP67 rating
  • 8 light mode settings
  • Up to 60 hr runtime

Cobber – Mid Commuter & Trail

110 lumen front / 50 lumen rear
$180 twinpack

The Cobber Front Bike Light produces an incredible 330° of light, so you’ll be clearly seen from in front as well as from both sides. It’s brilliantly effective at attracting attention day and night, making it one of the safest lights you could choose.

  • Up to 60 / 40 hr runtime (F/R)
  • Incredible 330° beam angle
  • Quick mount release
  • Waterproof to 1 metre with an IP67 rating
  • Front is programmed with 4 standard & 4 ‘Eye Saver’ modes*
  • Rear is programmed with 5 modes
  • Compatible with standard & aero seat posts / bars

PWR – Generous Commuter & Trail

1100 lumen front

The PWR Trail Front Bike Light is an extremely bright light that will ensure you’re seen, and can see, on the darkest of nights. Its output is an elliptical style beam with a horizontal and vertical spread for broader and brighter road or trail coverage. PWR Trail is a brilliant all-rounder that will take you from the city to the mountains. And back.

  • Powerfully bright 1100 lumen elliptical beam
  • 6 light modes + customisable using Knog’s Modemaker app
  • Waterproof with IP66 rating (storm proof)
  • Runtimes of up to 250 hrs
  • Battery can be used separately as 5,000 mAh power bank
  • Mount above or below your handlebar (fits 22.2mm & 31.8mm bars)
  • Add the PWR Adaptor Mount & mount to any tri-prong mount (incl. Garmin, K-edge & GoPro)
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