- The Niterider 3600 Pro which shines with 3600 lumens is currently the brightest bike light (a typical car headlight produces about 1500 lumens). It sells for about $600
- The brightest self-contained bike light is the Nitecore BR32 — a 1800 lumen OLED light, available for $130
The brightest self-contained bike light is the NiteRider 6780 Lumina OLED 1200 Boost , which shines at 1200 lumens in turbo mode. It costs about $100. This is the light I use and it has performed well over the past couple years.
Brighest Bike Light: Niterider Pro 3600 Lumen Light
The Niterider 3600 Pro is a 3600 lumen light made in the USA. This light has two chambers, and each chamber contains three Cree XML LED bulbs.
Niterider have a great reputation, and I’ve found their lights to be very durable — they’ve survived a few falls onto pavement from my bike.
This light is very bright and projects a wide beam hundreds of feet. A unique feature of this light is the included DIY software, which allows you to customize the settings it to your needs.
The Niterider 3600 Pro is available on Amazon for about $600.
Bright Bike Light For Commuters
Note that the light’s beam is just too bright to use in an urban area, unless you greatly step down the intensity! If you feel you’ll be doing this, you might consider the 1800 Lumen Niterider or the 1200 lumen Niterider.