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The top 32 best gravel bike lights

In this article I’m going to cover the 20 best gravel bike lights. The ability of a gravel bike to veer off the beaten bath can easily be even more adventurous when you’re able to do it safely at night.

The type of riding thats best suited for gravel bikes demands a particular setup. One that is more powerful than something youd use on a traditional road bike, but doesnt necessarily has the oomph youd want on a mountain bike.

The reason being is that on a road bike you probably ride more often in a straight line on well-lit roads, whereas on a mountain bike you could possible end up on highly technical twisty descends. A gravel bike sits somewhere in the middle.

When discussing bike lights, you need to talk about lumens as well, which basically stand for how much light is being generated at any given time. For this list Ive chosen high-end gravel bike lights with at least a 600 lumen output, all of them with integrated batteries.

600 lumens can be considered a pretty powerful road bike front light and will prove to be a very good starting point to choose some of the best gravel bike lights.

Because gravel riding covers quite a spectrum of cycling conditons, I’ve also included a number of very powerful lights of 2000 lumen and higher. The biggest downside of these lights is probably their price, with many jumping over the 100 dollar mark and much more than that.

There are many lights to choose from at the starting point of 600 lumens. And to make things more confusing, it’s an enormous hassle to sort through all of the options and addons like brackets, helmet mounts, and remotes. That’s why you’ll find a table overview at the end of the article, which lists all of the lights and their specific characteristics. This should make it much easier to compare and choose what’s best for you.

So with all that out of the way, let’s see what made it onto my list of the best gravel bike lights.

Cateye AMPP800

The Cateye AMPP800 is an excellent and relatively affordable road- and commuting option.

The design of the aluminium light wraps the lens around the side, making it very easy for traffic approaching from the side, to see you.

The light is attached to the handlebars with a proprietary mount. An optional helmet mount and GoPro is available, extending its mounting flexibility.

The build quality is high with a waterproof IPX4 rating and a micro USP port well-placed at the bottom of the light.

The beam, powered by a 2500 mAh battery, will last you longer than 2 hours on the medium setting. The soft round beam provides a large are which is sufficiently lit for road cycling and commuting.

The power button serves as a three-stage battery indicator.

Besides the flash mode you get your low (200), medium (400), and high (800 lumen) settings.

Fenix BC30 Bike Light V2.0

The Fenix BC30 Bike Light V2.0 is an incredibly affordable yet powerful front bike light, with a 2200 lumen output generated by a 5200 mAh battery.

You cannot expect much more than a bright light for that kind of money, let alone 3d accelerometers like those found in the Exposure lights. But what you do get surely let’s it deserve a place on this list.

The biggest drawback in terms of price is that batteries are NOT included in the package, which means the sub-100 dollar price tag isnt the one youll actually be paying, unless you just happen to have two 18650 Li-ion batteries lying around. But the fact you can take as many of those batteries with you could also be considered a great way of never running out of juice for your bicycle light.

Whats also very important to realize is that batteries have a finite lifespan, especially if you use them often. And the fact this light uses readily accessible batteries means you can also use the light itself. None of the other lights Ive reviewed work this way. Batteries will eventually wear out and will prove to be hard and expensive to fix, if you can fix them at all.

The 18650 batteries Fenix offers themselves go from 2600 mAh up to 3500 mAh, so you can put up to 7000 mAh into this light. The price ranges from .95 to .95. You can then simply carry an the extra cheaper set with you, if youre afraid of running out of juice. Or you can buy a battery and charger bundle for .95 and be done with it.

The two batteries are placed in a tray that slides into the aluminium encasing. You can pull the tray out of its housing by turning and then pulling on a metal ring at the end.

It does have a bluetooth remote so you can easily use this light mounted on your helmet as well, which, for the price, is an incredible extra value.

The lack of batteries out-of-the-box, but your ability to take as many of them with you, is both kind of let down and very useful. The powerful light, with a remote for a very descent price is nothing short of impressive.

The light has a very solid design and will last you long enough for a good entry level price. This is also the most sustainable light, which I consider to be a great plus as well.

Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight

You should only buy this light if you have a Garmin Edge. Thats because when used in combination with that GPS, you can use the smart options to the fullest.

It means the light automatically adjusts its brightness based how it evaluates your GPS data in terms of speed and ride profile. This option works like a charm and can at any time be overridden manually. The Garmin also displays battery status and can turn the light on only when the Garmin itself is being used.

The light does what it sets out to do very well, given it has only one LED to do so. It has the standard low (200), medium (400), high (800) output as well as a flash and daylight mode. It has sidelights as well.

The mounting option is probably the best out-of-the-box. The dual mount with a Garmin on top and the light in a three-prong at the bottom is a thing of beauty. And considering the light itself is a great piece of engineering, this total setup looks absolutely fantastic on your bike.

And it doesnt cost you an arm and a leg.

Knog PWR Trail 1100L Front Bike Light

Knog is of course well known for their happy multi colored frog lights. With their PWR modular system theyre taking on the competition in the premium bicycle lighting department. The Knog PWR Trail is their second-most powerful light at 1100 lumen powered by a 5000 mAh battery.

The lights has a modular setup, which means that the light and battery are two separate units. When buying as a singular package the most obvious feature is that the battery doubles as a power bank as well. Another great feature is that this modular nature means you can buy as many spare batteries / power banks as you want, which makes it more suitable for bikepackers who like to ride at night.

The power bank feature is awesome, because such a function is usually only reserved for lights with external batteries. And since you can very easily detach the light from the handlebar the power bank functionally is more user friendly, because you can power your phone, lets say, while drinking a cup of coffee.

The PWR modular system is extremely wel designed with anodised black units splashing bright red colors. And Knog went beyond bicycle lights by enabling you to power such devices as a portable speaker, lantern, and the obvious function as flashlight.

Theres an adapter mount so you can use the light with any Garmin, K-Edge, and GoPro tri-prong mounts. And you can also opt for a front mount.

The detachable light holds 3 LEDs. Two with floodlight lenses and one spotlight. They offer ample illumination in non-lit areas, and on lit roads, this light will prove to give you hours of illumination

The twist function of the light to switch modes is great and easy to use while mounted on a helmet.

You do get a dedicated piece of software so you can program your own custom mode (ModeMaker App), but it works clunky and other lights work just fine out-of-the-box with pre-programmed modes.

Knog PWR Road 700 Front Bike Light

The Knog PWR Road 700 Front Bike Light is one of the most distinctive (and expensive) bike lights within its category.

Knog’s modular approach let’s you swap out the power bank, which means you theoretically hook the light up to their maxium 10000 mAh battery.

Besides bike lights, Knog also offers torches, speakers, and the like to power with the battery, which is also a power bank.

I don’t know of other bike lights that offer this feature, which should put it on top of the list of bikepackers and long distance touring.

The head has a twist feature to power it on or of, which is a nice touch when you use this as a helmet light with the optional mount.

The waterproof aluminium housing is extremely well designed in anodized black with red elements.

It offers 2 flood light LED’s and a single spotlight, which offers a beam suitable for anything but mountain biking.

There are 6 light modes which can be further customized using a proprietary app. You toggle each mode by turning the light, so there’s no power button. And because there isn’t you have a 4-strip LED on top of the light as a battery indicator.

Charging is done with the help of a micro usb located on the inside of the 3300 mAh battery, ensuring no water can get inside the battery.

The design of this light feels fresh and well-thought out. It certainly is one of the best looking ones, and the plethora of available mounting options ensure you can place the light anywhere you want.

Kryptonite Alley F-650

The Kryptonite Alley F-650 sits underneath their F-800 light and has the exact same design and properties.

With a single LED outputting a high-quality beam in a sturdy aluminium round housing, with side-illumination, it delivers in the most important area. It has excellent floodlight properties, with above average spread.

Furthermore it covers the basics in the settings department, with 3 standard settings, and 3 flash modes. As well as a power button / battery indicator, with 3 different colors.

The port is sensibly located underneath the light to prevent water damage.

The light offers a ratcheted strap, and an optional helmet mount is available. I would have loved to see a GoPro or Garmin mount as well.

When the battery life drops below 10 percent it auto-adjusts itself to the low steady mode to lower the risk of riding unlit.

Kryptonite Alley F-800

In an ocean awash with similar products, I’m always looking for those that offers a high-vaue package, and the Kryptonite Alley F-800 does that.

With a single LED outputting a high-quality beam in a sturdy aluminium round housing, with side-illumination, it delivers in the most important area. It has excellent floodlight properties, with above average spread.

Furthermore it covers the basics in the settings department, with 3 standard settings, and 3 flash modes. As well as a power button / battery indicator, with 3 different colors.

The port is sensibly located underneath the light to prevent water damage.

The light offers a ratcheted strap, and an optional helmet mount is available. I would have loved to see a GoPro or Garmin mount as well.

When the battery life drops below 10 percent it auto-adjusts itself to the low steady mode to lower the risk of riding unlit.

Lezyne CLASSIC DRIVE 700XL

Coming in your standard black and a silver version, the Lezyne CLASSIC DRIVE 700XL is a beautiful front bike light, for commuting on unlit roads.

The distinctive feature of this light is its user-friendly setting where you can quickly swap between 2 modes only: 400 lumen and the maximum 700 lumen.

It’s this ease of use that’s a nice touch in an otherwise excellent setup, with a waterproof round aluminium housing.

The power button also serves as a stoplight battery indicator, something we’ve seen with many other lights as well.

And you’ve got your optional helmet and GoPro mount for an out front or Garmin setup.

A single spotlight with a maximum output of 700 lumens means it moves into the category of being seen rather than to see, though it does outshine many of its competitors.

Lezyne CLASSIC DRIVE 700XL oilslick

The Lezyne CLASSIC DRIVE 700XL also comes in the very bling oilslick version.

Lezyne MEGA DRIVE 1800i

The Lezyne Mega Drive 1800I is a powerful 1800 mAh front light

So you can setup any of its 7 functions using an app. You can control both a rear light and the front light with the app in a feature called link control. The app also lets you create custom programs besides the factory settings. You can do the same type of thing pairing the light with your Lezyne GPS.

So how about the light itself? The 7 functions are divided into 3 flashing and 4 constant modes. The light has the highest power output, divided across 3 LEDs. It has a sidelight feature as well. The light itself is obviously bright enough for normal road use. The beam is quite narrow, and even with the 1800 on paper, the light doesnt seem to make the most of this potential power.

Its attached to the handlebar using a strap. Luckily Lezyne offers another mount to get the light out front.

Theres a port at the bottom front, which either lets you plugin an optional remote or extra battery, both are nice features.

If you plan to use it with a Lezyne GPS and rear light, you get the most out of the smartphone options. If used as a single light, Id go for something simpler, whichll give you more bang for your buck. Even though this is not the most expensive light out there.

Lezyne SUPER DRIVE 1600XXL

The Lezyne SUPER DRIVE 1600XXL looks almost identical to the Mega Drive and offers the exact same features, only with a smaller 1600 lumen output.

So if you want to save your money and are perfectly fine with a little less maximum power, go for this one. The economy, enduro, and blast settings are the same, so you’ll only miss 200 extra lumens on the overdrive setting.

Lezyne MACRO DRIVE 1300XXL

One step below the Super Drive sits the 1300 lumen Lezyne MACRO DRIVE 1300XXL.

Where the Super Drive and the Mega drive don’t really differ that much, the standard Enduro setting of the Macro Drive is 450 lumens. That’s about 60 percent of the other two and it shows.

If you consider the amount of money you save on this one, and none of the three are budget-oriented, I’d go for one of the other two.

Lezyne MICRO DRIVE PRO 800XL

The Lezyne MICRO DRIVE PRO 800XL offers a combination of many settings you can scroll through with a remote. That’s pretty unique for a 800 lumen bike light and immediately distinguishes itself from the competion.

Those modes are either the 800 and 150, or everything else, meaning 250, 400, and flash modes. The highest setting will offer you 1.45 hours of burn time, and with the remote you can easily extend that period well over 2 hours or more.

A remote is a very welcome addition to a light, especially one you use in less than ideal road circumstances, where removing your hand to operate a rather small power button is a hassle at best.

There’s an optional helmet and GoPro mount, which I would almost argue, is a must for such a bike light.

I would give this light a definite plus one in the bikepacking and gravel riding category, or when your daily commute is on roads less travelled, because of its remote.

Lezyne MICRO DRIVE 600XL

Coming in your standard black and a silver version, the Lezyne MICRO DRIVE 600XL is a beautiful front bike light, for commuting on unlit roads.

The distinctive feature of this light is its user-friendly setting where you can quickly swap between 2 modes only: 400 lumen and the maximum 600 lumen.

It’s this ease of use that’s a nice touch in an otherwise excellent setup, with a waterproof round aluminium housing.

The power button also serves as a stoplight battery indicator, something we’ve seen with many other lights as well.

The beam quality is bright and wide, and for standard urban and road cycling you’ll hardly need the brightest setting, giving you a burn time well over 2 hours.

And you’ve got your optional helmet and GoPro mount for an out front or Garmin setup.

Exposure Toro MK12

The Exposure Toro MK12 offers unparalleled brightness with a 3200 lumen capacity in a light weighing 236 grams.

The gunmetal aluminium body houses the 8700 mAh battery, which is good for a runtime between 2 to 24 hours. The battery powers 3 LEDs.

Like other high-end bike front lights from Exposure it offers auto-adjusting of the light’s brightness based on your speed.

With 10 laser-etched programs laser-etched on the body, there’s bound to be one that suit your riding style. And it has the same rear LED display to show this nicely beside the battery life.

This light also doubles as a battery pack, but doesn’t offer a remote.

The light has an IP65 dustproof and water-resistant rating.

Exposure Race MK15

The Exposure Race MK15 sales page explicitly states this light is for XC riders, which could be the reason its the smallest offering in their MTB category. Small being not that small at all since this light with a 250.00 price tag gives you a 2200 lumen output and a 5800 mAh battery.

So why is this light so expensive compared to the other ones on this list? The thing with this light is that it has 3d accelerometers, just like your smartphone. So it knows whether youre moving and which way youre moving and how fast youre accelerating or decelerating. And the light adjusts its output accordingly. The Race MK15 is their entry-level option with this type of technology they call Reflex.

Besides this smart mode you also have the choice of 10 other modes with variable settings in each modes.

Theres an optional GoPro mount and Garmin mount available. They dont offer their own front mount bracket, which is a shame. But with a K-Edge Go Big On-Center Mount youd get there eventually. And if youre willing to spend that much money on a light, you might be willing to spend the extra 50 dollars to get it in the correct place as well.

The light is an absolute gorgeous piece of kit with an astonishing amount of technology on-board. Exposure has truly created the next step in bicycle lighting. There really is nothing like it in the market.

Exposure Sirius Mk9 DayBright

The Exposure Sirius Mk9 DayBright is one of the best-looking sub-1000 lumen front bike lights you can find.

An excellent waterproof aluminium housing holds a large 2900 mAh battery powering this 800 lumen light. Considering the fact the light weighs only 82 grams, it gives you up to 30 hours of battery life.

A handlebar mount is provided but a GoPro adapter is available for other mounting options, as well as an optional helmet mount.

The single LED throws a very bright spotlight with a descent enough spread, making this one of the best options for road cycling and daily commuting, or for trail riding when mounted on a helmet.

Light & Motion Seca Comp 2000

The Light & Motion Seca Comp 2000

Its obvious that Light & Motion know what theyre doing. Theyve been around long enough. This means that both spotlights and the single floodlight characteristics of this 2000 lumen light are excellent and to be expected from a bicycle light with this high price tag.

Furthermore the light offers a lot of well-known design characteristics and has probably served as the benchmark for front light design in the industry.

It’s IP67 rating means its body weighing 216 grams is fully waterproof.

The power button offers different colors to indicate the battery level, and fast-charging happens with a micro USB.

A single thick strap keeps the light in place on the handlebars. And a GoPro adapter comes in the box as well.

The lines shines in the commuting department, because the hooded design, when well mounted, ensures you’ll never blind oncoming traffic. And 2000 lumens at full blast for about 2 hours ensures that just about anyone will be able to reach their work before the light starts fading.

Light & Motion Seca Comp 1500

I’m not the biggest fan of their design but the beam quality of the Light & Motion Seca Comp 1500 is undeniable.

Light & Motion have been in the illumination game for years and it shows. They went for a GoPro compatible mount to enable an out front or helmet setup, besides the strap for the handlebar.

Even at 1500 lumen, the beam quality is solid enough for trail riding, with the beam offering enough flood for tight cornering.

Operating the light is easy enough with a button to toggle between medium and race mode, where you get all the power you need. It means the light, with it’s hooded design, is perfect for a quick trail run or your everyday commute.

If I’m correct you can let the battery get replacement should you pass about 300 cycles, which is the lifespan of the battery. So if you care about the environment that’s a big plus.

Light & Motion Vis 1000 Trooper

The Light & Motion Vis 1000 Trooper is a high-quality offering from this long standing brand.

The light ticks all the right boxes. A 1000 lumen single LED’s spotlight with a waterproof aluminium casing.

A high-quality beam predominantly meant for road riding and commuting, with a strap mount to attach it your handlebars.

It has you standard modes, including a daytime flash mode, and side lights for added visibility.

Additional GoPro mounts are available for either an out front or helmet setup, but other lights offer that out of the box.

It means that if you’re looking for just a light and nothing more, you get a lot for your money.

Light & Motion Vis 700 Tundra

The Light & Motion Vis 700 Tundra is a commuting and road cycling oriented front bike light.

A single strong LED and amber side lights ensure you’re seen on busy urban environments. The beam pattern is strong and tapers smoothly into the side, enabling a well-lit view on unlit roads.

Just as with the Lezyne lights this one has a toggle mode between the highest and the medium setting, which is exceptionally useful and user-friendly.

It’s black-silver housing has a premium high-quality feel to it, and the light has one of the highest waterproof ratings.

Furthermore you’ve got your stoplight power button battery indicator, and a smattering of helmet and GoPro optional mounts.

Magicshine RAY2600 Smart Remote Bike Version

The Magicshine RAY2600 Smart Remote Bike Version is feature-rich front bike light, pumping out 2600 lumens at max capacity.

The light offers a dual LED setup with a single spotlight and floodlight next to each other in an aluminium housing weighing 232 grams, which is about average for a light with an integrated battery.

The battery powering this thing is a 6700 mAh version ensuring a relatively long battery life.

Having a remote is handy, and there’s a thing or two to say about the benefits of having it wired. It’ll always work for one. And quickly flicking through modes is made easy with one of these things.

The light has a waterproof rating and uses a Garmin mount for easy installation, both on the handlebars or on a helmet.

In both configurations, helmet or handlebars, the light proves to be more than adequate to light the road or trail. And one excellent feature is that it has a light sensor to auto-adjust its brightness and saving your battery.

This can be overruled by two buttons on top of the light, instead of a single one. So never make the mistake of accidently activating flash mode.

Within its category it’s an excellent value for money proposition with intuitive features that actually add to the overall quality of the light.

Magicshine ALLTY2000 OLED Power Bike Light

The Magicshine ALLTY2000 OLED Power Bike Light is a 2000 lumen front bike light, just as the name suggests.

Powered by a big 7000 mAh battery, the OLED from this light with an integrated battery, refers to the top display.

It has a standard Garmin mount, which is a nice touch should you want to hang this light underneath your computer out front.

The body is made from aluminium and plastic and its IPX5 rating means it’s waterproof.

There’s one spot- and one floodlight, so two LED’s overall to light up your path. A third strip is for close up lighting and daylight running.

Magicshine ALLTY1500 Compact Road Front Light

The Magicshine ALLTY1500 Compact Road Front Light is a well-crafted product with a sturdy aluminium casing.

It houses a single spotlight with an LED strip on top of it for close proximity visibility. The 5000 mAh battery is powerful enough to last you dozens of hours on a low setting. At it highest setting you’ll burn through it in 2 hours.

As with many other lights the power button on top also serves as the battey indicator. A nice touch, and also a thing you see more and more, is the Garmin-style mount. So you can use this light as a standalone product, or combine it with your existing Carmin computer.

Naturally the case is waterproof. For any normal road use, the low setting is more than enough, and you’ll only need from medium to the highest setting for really fast descents. Its beam has a soft transition from spot to the side and an excellent overall quality to it.

The combination of solid design, ease of use, Garmin compatibility, and beam quality makes this a standout light within this category.

Magicshine ALLTY800 Rechargeable USB-C Road Bike Light

The Magicshine ALLTY800 Rechargeable USB-C Road Bike Light offers a Garmin compatible mount out-of-the-box.

That’s a big plus besides the perfect beam quality it offers as well. So if you already own a Garmin you can go for an out front mount with an inverted light mount. There’s an optional helmet mount available as well.

The light is fast-charged using the latest USB-C standard instead of the more traditional micro-USB.

Just as with the Lezyne it has a settings which switches between the highest and an economy setting, if you like riding at full output, but still want to be able to easily extend battery life.

The single LED offers a bright spotlight and the top half of the lens offers floodlight characteristics for improved visibility side to side.

It’s one of the most affordable high-quality options within its category.

Magicshine ALLTY600 Rechargeable USB-C Road Bike Light

The Magicshine ALLTY600 Rechargeable USB-C Road Bike Light offers a Garmin compatible mount out-of-the-box.

That’s a big plus besides the perfect beam quality it offers as well. So if you already own a Garmin you can go for an out front mount with an inverted light mount. There’s an optional helmet mount available as well.

The light is fast-charged using the latest USB-C standard instead of the more traditional micro-USB.

Just as with the Lezyne it has a settings which switches between the highest and an economy setting, if you like riding at full output, but still want to be able to easily extend battery life.

The single LED offers a bright spotlight and the top half of the lens offers floodlight characteristics for improved visibility side to side.

It’s one of the most affordable high-quality options within its category.

Magicshine RN 1500 Exclusive Colored Bike Light

If you want to add a bit of flair to your rides you might want to go for the Magicshine RN 1500 Exclusive Colored Bike Light.

In terms of output it’s similar to the ALLTY1500, except it has a single large spotlight. The top half of the glass is shaped in such a way to serve as a floodlight, negating the use of an added LED strip.

Besides the standard gray, there’s a red and blue anodized version, which is nice.

As with the other 1500 lumen light, you get your Garmin mount, battery life indicator in the form of the power button, and 3 easy to use modes.

The LED seems to burn a bit faster through the battery, but this 1500 version is definitely the better looking one.

NiteRider Lumina OLED 1100 Boost Front Bike Light

It offers 7 settings divided across 4 constant and 3 flashing modes. Low, medium, high, and boost mode are the options you get, through which you cycle with a button located on top of the light.

The light has two LEDs behind big floodlight lenses, which ensures you have a soft transition and quite a bit of spread to each side. There are two dimples in the plastic casing so you have your sidelight as well.

I think part of the premium price for this light is the fact it offers an OLED screen on top of it displaying battery life, time remaining and the mode you’re in. The benefit of the displayed information cannot be understated. And once you get used to it you’ll probably never want to go back to a light that doesn’t have it.

The light is attached to the bar with a bracket and a thumb screw for on-the-fly adjustability. Third-party options for center and front mounting are available.

The light has a pretty distinctive design with large silver heatsinks at either side of the composite black body.

This light definitely brings something extra to the market and in terms of user-friendliness this one is probalby the best.

NiteRider Lumina Micro 750 Front Bike Light

The NiteRider Lumina Micro 750 Front Bike Light is a solid front bike light with a proven high quality beam.

The distinctive IP64 waterproof nylon shell with silver heatsink houses the single powerful LED that offers enough light for both road cycling and gravel riding on unlit roads.

The three main settings are operated using the power button, which also doubles as a stoplight battery indicator. The let you cycle to low (250), medium (500), and high (750) settings.

Available with optional GoPro and Helmet mounts to extend its functionality has made it a favorite design for many years.

Towild BR2000 Bike Light

The Towild BR2000 Bike Light is the powerhouse in the budget-oriented front bike lights department.

Offering 2000 lumens in a triple-style LED’s setup. With 2 flood- and a single larger spotlight, it offers a soft wide beam perfect for adventure riding and mountain biking.

It has a 5200 mAh battery in a IPX6 waterproof aluminium housing, that can be strapped to your handlebars. The battery doubles as a powerbank with a USB out port at the back.

Two buttons on top of the light let you control the floodlights and the spotlight, with various independant settings. And a 4 dot LED indicator shows you the remaining battery life. This simple yet effective setup makes it easy to use the light.

So on paper, and in the wild, it offers some excellent statistics for an incredible price, and the aluminium design looks pretty slick as well.

Towild Cl 1200Pro Smart Bike Light

The Towild Cl 1200Pro Smart Bike Light has everything going for it, and is the most budget-friendly light on this list with 1200 lumens.

That’s impressive, especially considering the fact that it also offers a remote to go with it, as well as a Garmin mount. That means you can either put it on your handlebars or use it out front with your existing mount.

A 4000 mAh battery is housed in a waterproof aluminium shell, also something not every other competitor does. And 3 modes makes this light incredibly simple to use.

The power button on top of the light also serves as a battery indicator.

Say what you want but this brand has learned what it takes to make an effective and user-friendly bicycle light. And with that price, you can’t go wrong.

Towild Cl 600 Bike Light

The Towild Cl 600 Bike Light is one of the few true budget lights that deserves a place on this list.

It does everything its bigger brand competitors do for half the price. That means it packs a 2000 mAh battery in an aluminium waterproof case, with stoplight battery indicator doubling as a power button.

It has a Garmin-style twist mount and out front bracket, with your standard low, medium, and high modes, operable by a wireless remote.

There’s an optional helmet mount as well, and you can charge the thing with a USB C cable.

Apart from the remote, that may sound very familiar, except for the fact the light is markedly cheaper than the rest.

Specifications best gravel bike lights

NamePriceMax LumenBattery TypeBattery Capacity (mAh)Battery Life (Hrs)Mount TypeRatingLight ControlWeightBodyHelmet MountBuy at Amazon
Cateye AMPP80070 USD800internal25001.5 – 30bracketIPX4light136aluminiumoptionallink
Fenix BC30 Bike Light V2.090 USD2200internal52002 – 50bracketIP67wireless remote154aluminium / plasticnolink
Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight100 USD800internal1.5 – 25Garmin mountIPX7light / garmin130aluminiumoptionallink
Knog PWR Trail 1100L Front Bike Light130 USD1100internal50001.7 – 250bracketIP66light230aluminiumoptionallink
Knog PWR Road 700 Front Bike Light90 USD700internal33401.7 – 165bracketIP66light125aluminiumoptionallink
Kryptonite Alley F-65065 USD650internal2 – 12strapIP64light162aluminiumnolink
Kryptonite Alley F-80075 USD800internal1.5 – 24strapIP64light162aluminiumnolink
Lezyne CLASSIC DRIVE 700XL65 USD700internal2 -19strapIPX7light124aluminiumoptionallink
Lezyne CLASSIC DRIVE 700XL oilslick54 USD700internal2 -19strapIPX7light124aluminiumoptionallink
Lezyne MEGA DRIVE 1800i175 USD1800internal1.5 – 148strapIP7light237aluminiumnolink
Lezyne SUPER DRIVE 1600XXL150 USD1600internal2 – 148strapIP7light227aluminiumnolink
Lezyne MACRO DRIVE 1300XXL100 USD1300internal2.5 – 148strapIP7light208aluminiumnolink
Lezyne MICRO DRIVE PRO 800XL75 USD800internal1.5 – 19strapIPX7remote114aluminiumoptionallink
Lezyne MICRO DRIVE 600XL55 USD600internal1 – 17strapIPX7light97aluminiumoptionallink
Exposure Toro MK12305 pounds3200internal87002 – 24bracketIP65light236aluminiumnolink
Exposure Race MK15250 pounds2400internal58002 36bracketIP65light186aluminiumnolink
Exposure Sirius Mk9 DayBright85 pounds850internal29001.5 – 36bracketIP6light84aluminiumoptionallink
Light & Motion Seca Comp 2000203 USD2000internal1.5 – 9strap, GoProIP67light216plasticnolink
Light & Motion Seca Comp 1500108 USD1500internal1.5 – 6strapIP67light216aluminiumnolink
Light & Motion Vis 1000 Trooper60 USD1000internal1.5 – 9strapIP67light121aluminiumnolink
Light & Motion Vis 700 Tundra48 USD700internal1.5 – 9strapIP67light121aluminiumoptionallink
Magicshine RAY2600 Smart Remote Bike Version150 USD2600internal67001.5 – 22.5strapIPX6remote232aluminium / plasticnolink
Magicshine ALLTY2000 OLED Power Bike Light150 USD2000internal70001 – 14.5GarminIPX5light183aluminium / plasticnolink
Magicshine ALLTY1500 Compact Road Front Light90 USD1500internal50002 – 30GarminIPX7light133aluminiumnolink
Magicshine ALLTY800 Rechargeable USB-C Road Bike Light60 USD800internal40001.5 – 11strapIPX7light172aluminiumoptionallink
Magicshine ALLTY600 Rechargeable USB-C Road Bike Light40 USD600internal1.5 – 7strapIPX7light107aluminiumoptionallink
Magicshine RN 1500 Exclusive Colored Bike Light90 USD1500internal50001.5 – 12.5Garmin / GoProIPX7light172aluminiumnolink
NiteRider Lumina OLED 1100 Boost Front Bike Light130 USD1100internal1 – 18bracketlight172aluminium / plasticoptionallink
NiteRider Lumina Micro 750 Front Bike Light70 USD750internal2 – 12bracketIP64light130nylon / aluminiumoptionallink
Towild BR2000 Bike Light75 USD2000internal52002.5 – 60strapIPX6light350aluminiumnolink
Towild Cl 1200Pro Smart Bike Light50 USD1200internal40001.5 – 10Garminremote176aluminiumoptionallink
Towild Cl 600 Bike Light30 USD600internal20001.5 – 10Garminremotealuminiumoptionallink