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Cygolite Metro 500 USB Bicycle Headlight
|Price:||$64.88 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Powerful 500 lumen, 5 watt 2nd generation Cree X Lamp LED with new custom TIR optics for cycling, plus side illumination ports for added visibility
- Steady Pulse mode alerts motorists with pulses while lighting the path at night, DayLightning mode :lightning-like flashes demand attention in the day
- 6 light modes: Medium > High > Low > Steady Pulse > DayLightning > Walking; Lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge
- Compact (110 g), water resistant and USB rechargeable with internal Li-Ion battery that saves cost of replacement batteries
- Includes headlight, USB charging cable and Lock-tite handlebar mount
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|Battery Average Life||15 Hours|
|Item Display Weight||0.83 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.4 pounds|
|Package Height||1.8 x 4.9 x 5.4 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.45 pounds|
|Size||T6 LED flashlight(1800LM) luxury suit|
Top Customer Reviews
I commute 10 miles to and from work every day.
I work late and have to bike home in the dark.
I am now able to bike at the same speed that I'd bike during daylight because of how much I can see with this light.
It is very bright and I have no problems seeing what's in front of me.
I have gone 2 weeks without charging it (3 riding hours) and it worked flawlessly
2 miles of my ride is on a trail that has no lighting around at all...
This headlight is the only source of light that I have and it has been more than enough for me to use.
I'm very pleased!
I took a picture using this headlight during the darkest part of my ride to show how bright this light gets.
It's in the Customer Images section.
Check it out to get a better idea.
When I got the light originally, it had it written on the box that the light comes discharged and that it requires at least 5 hours of charging before you should use it. I put it on the included charging cable (plugged into my computer to charge it slowly) and within 30 minutes it showed that it was fully charged. There is one single button on the light that is illuminated when the light is on. The button also blinks when charging and stays illuminated when fully charged.
This light has several different modes for pretty much all situations: low, medium, high, DayLightning(tm), SteadyPulse(tm), and walking mode. I use SteadyPulse(tm) most of the time as it keeps the light on high and flashes every second or so to make yourself more visible to oncoming cars. I found that the DayLightning(tm) mode was bright enough to give myself a headache when I tried using it. It does increase the output of the light to 600 lumens when it pulses so that could be a reason why I got a headache. The other mode that I find myself using a lot is the walking mode which is just a normal light that is comparable to a flashlight that you would pick up at the store.Read more ›
Very Happy with the day flashing: pretty fast blinking, which I like, and as written on the box 600 lumen in that mode (500 steady and 600 day flashing): from over 200 ft away I see the flashing reflected in the street signage. I think I am very visible...
One: It takes over 3 hours to fully charge it (you see the button is lit with a green flashing light while charging, once fully charged it stop blinking and it's stays lit), but I guess that's expected.
Two: not impressed with side lighting: the side lighting is weak, because the 2 windows on the side only shed out about 1% of the total amount of light... But the overall front lighting angular distribution makes up for that: it spills some lights on the side as well, at a 75 degree angle or so... (not 90 degrees, but close). So your are visible also from the sides... and in the dark, the sides of the road are quite visible as well.
I own a Light and Motion 360+ (mounted over the helmet), and the cygolite beats the light and motion in terms of distance lighting (500 lumens... duh...) but the side lighting of the 360+ is probably better (the yellow side windows make you more visible from the side). But one thing where the Cygolite excels is day flashing: the light and motion seems to have a much weaker day flash, I think it does not reach it's full lumen potential, where the Cygolite, man! when it's on it's fully on!
This is an excellent light - very bright, good coverage, good blink pattern (on/off flash and the very attention-getting flicker-on patterns), rechargeable and recharges quickly, good endurance.
Unfortunately, the clamp mount is cumbersome and clumsy - especially when used with winter gloves. The thumb screw / "quick release" clamp works OK on a rigid base (metal), but requires you to simultaneously squeeze the clamp and mess with the quick release on a rubbery base.
Now the worst thing: THE MOUNTING SHOE TO WHICH THE LIGHT ATTACHES IS BRITTLE AND CAN BREAK! This happened to me; as a result I lost this two month old, $60 light, and I will be very surprised if Cygolight gives me a break on buying a replacement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Light quality is great but for the price I would expect a better on/off switch. At just over a year it has become very difficult to turn this light on/off and I have had to resort... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
The good part is that it's rechargeable. The bad part is that it's consistently extremely difficult to unclip from the mount when you do need to recharge it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very bright and i like the various settings. Charges rapidly enough and I get through the week of commuting without having to recharge.Published 3 months ago by Christopher Junker
This is a great, VERY bright light. It's only flaw is that it gives little indication the better is going to die--thus leaving you suddenly without light.Published 4 months ago by Jonathan Pollack
I use this primarily as a dawn/daytime light on training rides. So far 3 of my riding partners have bought one too. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very, very good and bright light. I have an earlier model by the same maker that uses the AAA's. This is a significant design improvement in almost every way. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dingo
I am very impressed with this purchase. As summer turned into fall and the days became increasingly shorter, I lost considerable time for my trail rides. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Gaedtke