Thursday, July 2, 2015

Best Bike Lights and Accessories at Bike Lights UK


Bikelights UK, is a leading seller of bike lights across the UK and Europe, Our goal is to offer customers with the best quality products and the best prices whilst receiving the best customer service.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ensuring Safety by Using Bike Lights

From the time of invention of wheel to the making of hayabusa man has discovered various ideas to improve safety measures by installing good lights at both rear and front end. In recent times the lights used oil to operate for the simple bicycle. Later on lights were made from acetylene gas followed by carbide lamps.  Then came the usage of dynamo also called as lead acid battery and presently LED’s are very widely used. In fact many countries have made it compulsory for all the vehicles to have lights since it is very vital for safety and security. Therefore, bike lights have found importance from the past itself. 


The very basic reason of usage of bike lights is that they make others notify your existence on the road. And it’s not just about your presence being notified by others but the bigger reason in safety parameters. Safety is the first and foremost priority and humans have devised many devices to secure itself in all best possible ways. And when it comes to being on road one needs to be very cautious. During the day due to sufficient light one may not have to rely on these bike lights but at nights bike light is really important both at front and back ends and even at times of low visibility lights such as fog or smog become must to save you from back hit.

Further in case of hail storm or heavy rain having a good bike light saves you not just from being hit but by being like a sign board for the rescuers in case you are stuck somewhere. 

According to legal safety measures:

Rear of the bike must definitely have a red light with a bright light on the front end with a minimum visibility of at least 200 metres. Then a red reflector which is noticeable from 50 metres is must. In bicycles it is must to have reflectors at both wheels and pedals. This reduces chances of an accident to a great extent.

Apart from these legal measures there are some other points to be kept in mind before you spend on buying these lights for yourbike. 
  • Depending on the budget you have and your riding style and the power rating that will be best suited for your bike one can go ahead with the lights one is comfortable with. 
  • Further how well they are mounted on your bike is another important issue not affecting your helmet and also reaching out the batteries which are somewhere down in the tube region.
  • The range of the light that is the power of the beams and whether it is legal to use them. 
  • Choosing the brand carefully is again an important part since it defines the credibility of the light whether it can withstand adverse weather conditions and can continue to work after mild shocks as well.
  • Then run time of the light is again to be kept under serious consideration and whether it comes with the battery backup or can be replaced in case of an emergency.

    Conclusion

    There is large variety of backlight available in the market depending on your budget and requirements and a good battery backup is always advisable to keep with. Even at a reasonable budget one can equip the bike with safety measures.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What to Consider while Buying new bike lights?


Bicycles are becoming the next passion for youngsters, adults and even, the old age people are fond of them. If you are planning to make a purchase very soon, for yourself or someone else, you need to be very cautious.  Especially, for the bike lights, you cannot take any risk. Read on to know more.

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Whether you ride it for a fun or you keep it to stay fit, your bicycle is an all-time companion of yours. Driving through the ups and downs, you enjoy every single moment spend along it. Therefore, it forms a special part of your life. Are you planning to change the old one? Or want to gift it to your son, whatever the reason is, there are few facts you cannot escape from. It is related to the lights on your bike. Lights offer safety while driving. Thus, it is important to consider the quality of bike lights before making any purchase. Let’s find out, what all you need to check:

1. Brightness: Lights are meant for showing the path in the dark. Hence, they need to produce enough bright light. Nowadays, LED is being used in the bicycles generally. Whenever you buy a new bike, make sure it features at least a 1-watt bulb. If you are a regular bicycle commuter, it is ideal for maximum visibility on the tail light. Secondly, if you are considering lumens, then it should be 250 lumens (the commuting lights). 

2. Battery Power: Brightness matters a lot, but battery affects the brightness of your lights. Thus, you cannot ignore the battery power. It has a significant impact on the intensity. A couple of lithium Watch batteries will give you 100 hours of run time. You can switch to the AA or AAA batteries. They offer 24-hour run time and are available in 1-2 watt. 

3. Quality: You will get a wide range of bike lights, varying in quality and price. It is advisable not to compromise quality. You must go for the best quality LED’s.

4. Functionality: The choice of lights will depend on the way you wish to use it. For example, if you want to vary the luminance, you need flashing lights. Similarly, if you want to make your bike extra-ordinary, you can go disco flashlights too.

5. Uses: Choose the light, which goes perfect with you bike. Among the various designs available, pick the one with proper set up bracket. It will now become easy to attach it to the seat post, backpack, handlebars, or helmet. 

If done with these points, you can drive off to your destination. Remember, driving safe is must!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

6 Cycling Locations in Europe- You Cannot Miss Them!

Undoubtedly, cycling around with family and friends can be an enjoyable and most memorable holiday. You will not only enjoy the time spent on your cycle, but also this holiday plan will take you far away from the crowd and pollution of the city. Have a look at some amazing destinations you can plan for this season.

Whether you are planning to take your bike along, for these holidays or you are a passionate cyclist, a holiday on cycle can change your life. Yes, a vacation along with your bike, just imagine you and your loved ones all around and the nature welcomes you with an open heart. How beautiful the holidays will become. You can take your bike to any astounding location. Well, if you have not decided, Europe will be a perfect choice. The reason being, it is a one-stop destination for every kind of route. Ranging from the unexplored roads near homes to the far-flung mountain passes, it has all.


Find out 6 amazing locations here:


Mountain biking, Spain

With the stunning climate, the Alps and Pyrenees offer swift descents and endless rolling trails. It is a prime location and opens throughout the year. You will surely enjoy riding here with your family. And, you don’t need to bother much for your and your loved one’s safety as you will get complete Land Rover support vehicle to guide you. The cost you bear is also very genuine. It will also include three meals a day and abundant drinks (wine or beer).

Amsterdam, Holland:

An outstanding location with 513km of dedicated cycle paths can be your next choice. Do you know that around 10,000 bicycles are parked in Amsterdam Central Station every day? While riding to the leafy suburbs of Amsterdam Zuid district, the verdant public space of Vondelpark, the Apollolaan area and several other pristine locations, you can have some memorable pictures.

Italy


Are you in love with exquisite Italian cuisine? Then, nothing can beat this location for planning a cycle holiday. Yes, you can satisfy your taste buds and enjoy cycling to Tuscany. You will love being in the viticulture country, going through the wine yards (you can taste the wine too) and rolling through the forested landscapes and the beauty of Siena. It will be a unforgettable time.


Poland

Well, it might not be so famous spot for cycling, yet there are some factors, which make it to this list. The Eastern European country has cliff-cut paths, timber-frame villages and rolling green landscapes. What else a cyclist needs? You can head toward the south, following the mountain river Bialka. Here you will enjoy the close encounters with the folk culture, natural wonders and unique architecture, all at one place.

Somerset, England

You might have heard about the the cycling headlines of Yorkshire regarding the Grand Depart of the Tour de France. But, this is not all. There are a number of shorter family route you can opt for in England. For example, you can choose to ride along the most atmospheric, i.e. the traffic-free Strawberry Line along the old railway route. The other option is to travel to the series of spurs around the village of Cheddar. This easy-going eight miles ride will be a great fun.

Mecklenburg Lakeland, Germany

A true cycling experience, with more than 70,000 km of cycle trails, Germany is the location you have been looking for. You have amazing options here, like the most popular riverside routes with both the 640km Mecklenburg Lakes Cycle Route from L√ľneburg, the 230km Ruhr Valley Cycle Route from Winterberg to Duisburg, and much more.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Best Guide to Bicycle Light Prices

There are a lot of options of lights around you that necessarily do not fit into the categories by virtue of offering exceptionally good or insufficiently poor value for money. Here is a quick guide of what sort of lights you can expect to buy for what sort of money! Buying Bikelights for your Bikes is a tedious job. It is a fact that the more you pay the brighter and more sophisticated you get. Users that use their bikes occasionally should look for the cheaper options, whereas regular night-riders towards the pricier ones. In general, for most riders, the optimum price will be somewhere in the middle.
Have a look at these options available at varied price ranges:
  • Up to £20 –: These lights in the lower range are ideal if you are in areas that are already well lit. As such, lights in this price range are commonly rear lights that help make the cyclist visible on the roads.

  • £20-£50 –: If you want lights that offer a good combination of visibility and front lit navigation, the front and rear lights in this price range are suitable for you. Most of the lights falling under this price range come with rechargeable batteries and waterproof construction where the bulbs are housed.
  • £50-£100 :– These lights offer an excellent level of brightness and visibility to the rider. Such lights come with features like increased Lumens, lightweight casing, rechargeable batteries and a secure easy to use mounting system.
  • £100+ –: Lights in this range represent the ‘high end’ range of light performance. These lights comes with some exceptional feature - high lumen output, lightweight, wide range of light display settings coupled with longer burn times, and powerful LED bulbs for use in areas where there is no natural light available.
  • £300+ –: Specially designed for mountain bike riding, these lights offer incredible brightness and good run times to cope with remote areas with no natural light. These come with features including incredible brightness (up to 2600 Lumens), run times in range of 2-3 hours at the maximum beam setting, numerous mounting options (handlebar and helmet), cable free design (CFD), and USB ports.
Now make your choice as per your need and price!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Challenge Cancer Together, but with SAFETY!

More than half of all people born in 1960 will develop cancer at some point in their lives. One in three people will be affected by cancer in the UK”- reports the Cancer Research, UK. As such, numerous cancer charities in the UK have planned to fight against this deadly disease. Cancer Research UK, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support have teamed up for a great cause of humanity. With the aim of raising over £1.5 million, they're seeking riders to join them in a festival of LONDON 2 BRIGHTON & the new 'TRANS PENNINE - MANCHESTER / LEEDS' cycle rides.

“The challenge for cancer charities stretches from research, early detection, education, prevention & cure, through to the care & support for those facing their own personal challenge.” In September 2015, thousands of cyclists with a great reason for signing up on all types of bikes will ride out together to Challenge Cancer together!

Although, organizers of the events have guaranteed their full support and medicos during the rides, yet the riders should take all possible measures for their safety. Since, the riders will have to cover such a long distance, both at day and night, the two most important things they MUST have are-a bright bike light and the safety gears.

For your convenience, we have listed some of the Best Cycle Lights and cycle safety gears for you to use:

1. Lezyne Zecto Drive LED Light Set:

This is a small but powerful bike light from Lezyne. It is rechargeable, allows 180 degree side visibility. It is even easy to attach and remove from your bike. You can also attach it to the backpacks, belts, clothing etc.. The light set is great for those who want both front and rear lights. However, there is also a standalone edition which is also brilliant as it can be set to a front of a rear light.

2. Magicshine MJ-818 85: 

Essential for every commuter- this impressive rear light by Magicshine has an output of up to 85 Lumens.  Its highly reflective optical lens irradiates light up to 100m behind the rider. It makes your journey a lot safer!

The Magicshine MJ-818 uses Magicshine O-ring system for mounting, which has been tried and tested- you can just go within seconds. The three setting modes of this light help you to change its flash settings. Simply turn the magnetic ring on the lighthead unit to change between these settings. Its battery recharge time is 3 - 3.5 hours and comes with a battery overcharge protection.

3. 3M REFLECTIVE SPOKES:  


These reflective spokes by 3M are the easiest to fit to your bike. Slip them onto your spokes give you great side visibility, plus the spinning motion will help attract extra attention too. Use this gear to serve the CAUSE with style!

4. SPOKEPOV: 

This perseverance of vision kit will let you add the design, animation or text of your choice to your wheels as a spinning light show. Best option for those who want to add some flair to their steed after dark.  It can be used with road, mountain or BMX wheels. It consists of 30 LEDs on each side (22 for BMX) x 256 radial pixels. It runs on 2-3 AA batteries to give a standby for 10 hours or more, assuming 3000mAh alkalines and 50% image coverage.

5. REVOLIGHTS:

The image would have already made you understand what it is. The Revolights set your rims ablaze with white or red light as you travel. These lights ensure maximum safety by offering lighting and sighting together, in one revolutionary design.

Join and participate in the event with full enthusiasm to serve the humanity. But do not forget your own safety!!