The Best Commuter Bike Lights

Although you could strap a flashlight to your handlebars to illuminate your path home at night—people do it!—a good set of bike-specific lights will help you see and be seen in all riding conditions. After testing more than 110 lights over the past nine years, we think Portland Design Works’ City Rover 700 USB Headlight outshines the competition with its combination of brightness, run time, and value. We also recommend Cygolite’s blindingly bright Hotrod 120 taillight to help you stand out in traffic, night or day.