It’s that time of year when I start collecting conkers, begin planning my Halloween outfit, the days get shorter, the nights draw in, and I start thinking about how to make myself extra-visible when I’m out on the bike.
As you can imagine, I’ve tried plenty of different lights over the years and in the main I opt for powerful options like Bontrager’s Flare R on the back ( I like that I can control it using my Garmin 1030) and up front a Lezyne Superdrive XXL or a Cateye Volt – whichever one’s charged. However, I also like to supplement these with additional lights – especially in daylight – but low visibility – conditions such as fog or heavy rain.
The front Knog Plus boasts 40 lumens of brightness
So, over the last few weeks I’ve been trying out Knog’s Plus twin pack. At £31.99 for two lights its a pretty decent value package, offering up to 40 hours run time (flashing), 20 lumens at the rear and 40 lumens up front. With 5 modes split between different flashing patterns and solid, these do make quite an impact despite their small size.
Knog’s Plus lights use a neat magnetic cradle to fit to your bike either vertically or horizontally
I really like the neat magnetic cradle which holds them either horizontally or vertically, and they easily attach to your bike with a couple of stretchy rubber rings. When detached from these mounts you can clip them onto your clothes, like you would a Bic pen top. The clip’s end also doubles up as the USB for charging. (I’m not sure of the out-and-out run times, but I tend to stick them on charge once a week).
You can also clip the Plus lights to your clothes
These little marvels are minimal, simple to use, smartly designed, and at a pretty decent price I can see these getting plenty more use over the winter too.
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