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How much power do you need?

When it comes to be­ing seen, any­thing over 100 lu­mens will do the job, though ob­vi­ously the brighter the light the more it will leap out from busy back­grounds or other lights. When it comes to see­ing, we’d con­sider a good qual­ity 600 lu­men light to be a min­i­mum for un­com­pro­mised pace on rea­son­able sur­faces. Once things start get­ting rougher, twistier or faster, hav­ing nearer 1000 lu­mens def­i­nitely gives you more con­fi­dence to keep on the gas and off the brakes. Just be care­ful where you’re point­ing that kind of power on the road though, as on­com­ing drivers rightly won’t take kindly to be­ing blinded.

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