SecurityIng Bike Light Review

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One of the vital bike components is a reliable bike light to illuminate your path. Whether you’re commuting, exploring new trails, or just going for a casual ride, this SecurityIng light fits your need and can be purchased here.

Personally, I’ve been using this light for my total daily commute of 1 hr Monday – Friday. I try to charge it every night, but have had no issues charging it every other night as well!

With a light 10.6 oz load, this light certainly punches above its weight class.

BRIGHTNESS FIELD TEST

As you can see in the following photos. I’m able to easily light up a table from ~30 ft away. These photos were taken with ISO 6400, 1/30 s shutter speed, f/4.0 and focus on the table.

Table

Table with high brightness on

Table with medium brightness on

Table with low brightness on

Now when I adjust the light to hit the wall in the background (pics taken the next night, someone moved the table)

Natural LightingHigh power focused on wallMedium power focused on wallLow power focused on wall

As you can see, the high power mode really is quite bright. I felt that the medium power mode was quite satisfactory for close distances, but a little more challenging for longer distances. I don’t really use the low power mode, except for when cars honk at me for blinding them with my high power mode!

Although I feel EXTREMELY comfortable using the high power mode when exploring a new area. Some people in the Amazon reviews suggest the use of a light diffuser to spread the light into a more useful pattern.

These pictures also highlight the low battery indicator. When the power button light is green, battery is good. When it is red, battery is low.
TIP: I also disconnect the cables when my bike is locked outside so that the light doesn’t attract the eyes of any wandering miscreants!

Light Without DiffuserLight With Diffuser

BATTERY LIFE TEST

In order to test the battery life, I charged the battery overnight and left each mode on in the view of an IP camera. I checked in on the light at hours 1 & 2 and every 30 minutes afterwards to get a sense of how long the battery lasts.

  • High power mode ~ 2 hours
  • Mid power mode   ~ 7 hours
  • Low power mode   ~ 17 hours

For the regular commuter, 2 hours should be more than enough to get you home and back safely. If you’re exploring trails at night, you should probably try using this on medium power mode to be sure you’re not left without light!

If you really want to extend your battery life, try low power mode! I got at least 17 hours out of it. This could be great for a weekend camping trip as a headlamp.

HOW IT LOOKS

The setup of the light on your  bike is quite simple. Here is how I have it set up.

Side view of SecurityIng Light Other ViewFront View

The battery fits nicely into its black velcro wrap on the top tube. The light is held by a rubber fitting that fits around the handlebars. I don’t particularly like the length of the cable. At 6 feet long, I have to wrap it several times around the top tube and headset of my bike. However, this is a minor aesthetic issue. Just be sure you secure it, you wouldn’t want the cable getting caught up in your wheels or gears while you’re riding!

FINAL THOUGHTS

I haven’t really had a chance to test the waterproof aspect of it. The light build seems to be very solid, with no visible gaps for water to sneak into. I certainly wouldn’t worry about a few splashes here and there.

This is my go-to light. I’ve used it everyday for the past year and have never had an issue with it. The battery life is solid. The light beam is very powerful, I love being visible when I need to be. I would strongly recommend this light to anybody interested in more than just a light reflector or a basic light.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any comments!

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