There are, generally, two types of bike lights. In North America, where most bikes are built for speed rather than practicality, lights are often an aftermarket product, powered by rechargeable batteries and affixed to handlebars and seatposts. But there is another way, common elsewhere, to stay lit up while riding by integrating lights that are powered by the rider’s pedal strokes through a dynamo.
Which type is best? In this video, I set out to answer that question.
0:56 Aftermarket battery lights
2:56 Dynamo lights
5:20 Pros and cons of aftermarket battery lights
6:32 Pros and cons of dynamo lights
7:35 The winner
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