Having a little trouble making sense of all the bicycle light options available at BikeTiresDirect.com? Wondering what the difference is, really, between halogen, LED, and HID lamps, and which of them you ought to get?
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Your first option is lights with halogen bulbs. Halogen lights were standard for many years; halogen bulbs are those ones with the tiny filament strung between two towers. The bulbs are cheap and durable, and they produce a lot of light, but since they produce so much heat in addition to light, they're not incredibly efficient and will chew through batteries faster than other options.
Many advancements have been made over the past couple years in regards to lightweight and durable lights. LED Lights paired with Lithion Ion batteries now set the standard in lightweight, bright lights with long lasting rechargeable battery packs. DiNotte Lighting 200L-LI-4C Light combines all the latest light technology in an affordable package.
LED technology is at the core of these advances. LEDs don't produce nearly as much heat, are even more durable and less expensive than halogen bulbs. They are not quite as bright as halogen bulbs, but with the right lenses or by clustering several LEDs together, they can produce a good amount of light. Many of the lights we carry at BikeTiresDirect.com are LED lights.
Some of our most popular LED lights are the Planet Bike Beamer 5 LED Head Light and the Planet Bike Blinky Superflash Tail Light -- a combination sure to have you seeing and being seen from long distances.
Several years ago, HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights appeared to be the next big trend in bicycle light systems. They are the brightest lights available, however they are also expensive and lack durability. The advances in LED systems have relegated HID lights somewhat obsolete, as they now burn longer, almost as bright and are much more durable ,not too mention they cost less. While HID systems are still available, we strongly suggest considering an LED system.
Good bike lighting is essential if you're riding in the evening or at night. BikeTiresDirect.com has everything you need to stay safe, seeing and seen.