If you ever decide that you are in the mood for a bike ride at night because you want to feel some of that chilly night air or just make sure that there is no one around if you enjoy riding alone, then there is some basic gear that you will need. Included in this gear is a standard helmet, some standard knee and elbow pads, and a standard 10,000 dollar military grade “see in the dark like it was daytime” pair of night vision googles. Or alternatively, you could get yourself a flash light.
There is a large number of different reasons why the LED Lenser bike bracket mounted light is considered by many to be the most useful torch for a night time cycling session. For one, the custom LED Lenser bike bracket is designed to easily fit just about any sort of bike, making it very easy to attach and take off at will. Another reason is that it will always be pointed forward and illuminate the road directly ahead, where as the other flash lights need to be manually guided towards the direction that they are meant to light. While in any other situation this may prove to be a bigger inconvenience than it would an advantage, if you go biking, it actually is very useful.
Another good choice to take along with you at night would have to be the headlamp. This particular type of flash light is by far the lightest and smallest, mostly because anything big or overly cumbersome wouldn’t exactly be comfortable to strap on your forehead and actually move around with. But despite the diminutive size that most of these lights are characterized by, they genuinely pack quite a bit of power in those small LED clusters. Of course, as with a lot of other models of flash lights, you will basically be forced to chose between a battery efficient one that doesn’t cover much area and a high powered beam that drains batteries quicker than you can blink.
Lastly, you should also consider bringing along with you an old fashioned handheld flash light as well. This is not to say that you should hold it while you drive, since night time is probably not the ideal environment in which you should try to develop your ability to steer with no hands, unless you have a dental check up scheduled the next day that is. The reason why I say you should bring along a handheld, is to use it in case you need a spare. There are many things that could go wrong with your primary bike light, the most common of which is that your batteries might die, and in those situations you’ll be glad you brought along a back up, even if it isn’t the most efficient to use in tandem with a bike.