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The clocks have gone back meaning your evening rides need lighting up!

The good news is Cateye have massively expanded their popular Volt range with brighter, lighter front and rear lights across the board.

All Cateye lights are already discounted 10% at our brand new online store,

But you can snag an EXTRA 10% off the discounted price with the voucher code ‘brightideas’.

Cateye’s all-new Volt 1600 front light (RRP £189.99 – our price £170.99) comes with an integrated USB-rechargeable battery and is arguably all the light many will need for on an off-road adventures.


The battery is compatible with Cateye’s perennial favourite – the Volt 1200 (RRP £149.99 – our price £134.99) and the Volt range has been expanded to include the new Volt 800, 400 and 200. Sitting pretty in the ‘entry level’ slot is Cateye’s Volt 100 – discounted to £26.99 in our online store.

But the big news from Cateye is their all-conquering Volt 6000.

In a ‘my light’s brighter than your light’ contest, it wins hands down – and the competition just about escapes with their retinas intact!

The Volt 6000 (RRP £649.99 – our price £584.99) is – quite literally – dazzling.

It’s a hi-tech superlight capable of chucking out a whopping 6000 lumens, making it the world’s most powerful bike light.

To put things into perspective, the average car headlamp on low beam is 700 lumens. In fact, Cateye advise riders don’t use the light on the road at full tilt for fear of dazzling oncoming traffic.


Of course, most riders aren’t going to need that kind of power for the full duration of their outing. Switching between the six modes on the fly is a cinch, and while the external battery will only burn at 6000 lumens for an hour, you’ve got a very impressive 8 hours at 1000 lumens or 4 hours at 2000 lumens – with the added option of the sun on your handlebars for when the going gets really tough.

With big-lumen lights, one repeat issue has been adequately dissipating the heat generated by the LEDS, and with 144 LEDS on board there’s clearly potential for the unit to get a tad warm.

Cateye reckon they’ve solved the problem with an on-board fan cooling system – and they’ve managed to bring the entire head unit in at a weight-friendly 90g.

The entire Volt range can be bar or helmet mounted. Optional helmet mounts are available for the Volts 100-1600. The 6000 comes with a helmet mount and a battery extension lead.

For rear light duties, Cateye win again in the ‘brightest’ competition, with the Rapid X3 (RRP £54.99 – our price £49.49). It provides 100 lumens output for up to 30 hours in flashing mode and comes equipped with lightweight polymer Li-on batteries.

A cheaper option is the rechargeable Cateye Loop 2 (RRP £14.99 – our price £13.49), or get a front and rear Loop set for £17.99.

Remember – use the discount code ‘brightideas’ to get an EXTRA 10% off our discounted list price!