Smart 500 Lumen USB Front with R2 USB Rear Light £28.99 @ ProBikeKit
Smart 500 Lumen USB Front with R2 USB Rear Light  £28.99 @ ProBikeKit

Smart 500 Lumen USB Front with R2 USB Rear Light £28.99 @ ProBikeKit

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Really bright light, genuine 500 lumens and very bright rear light.
Smart lights are really bright and high quality.
The front light is rechargeable using USB so it saves buying batteries.
I have seen this light with its bigger 700 lumen brother and can bearly tell the difference. The rrp for this front rear combo is £60 so a real bargain at £29.
Chain reaction cycles sell just the front light for £30.

Don't forget cash back.


quidco.com/pro…it/ some vouchers and cashback available.

Just bought two sets, so I hope they are ok! Found a 10% code on Quidco too (said 15, but actually goes through as 10). Thanks

Anyone have any experience of these? I can't find any reviews. I need something bright enough for reasonable speeds on unlit pothole riddled roads

I find it pretty bright; not as bright as my CREE battery pack driven light, but that one claims to be 1600lm (it isn't, but it's more than 500lm anyway). The Smart 500 is certainly more convenient and uses the same mounts as my Smart 25. The beam is very wide, but not very long range (no focused highly focused center like my pack'n'batt), so it is more for maintaining a decent speed on dark roads, rather than a truly all-purpose night light. For example, I wouldn't go cycling through the woods with it at night.

I can't comment on the battery life of both, but I did use the front light without charging it for at least an hour and a half (on brightest setting). It did dim a little compared with fully charged, but very it was still quite bright and a big improvement over 'sudden death' that seems to be the norm for the cheap Chinese light + pack combos I mentioned earlier.

The rear light is pretty nice too, but I haven't seen it outside yet. Typical of Smart rear lights; the LEDs themselves will almost blind you when pointed directly at your eyes (duhh), but they don't have a massive amount of spread. Fairly normal, and generally quite bright looking.

Weight wise, the rear feels very light (lighter than my R1 with AAA's) and the front is a bit of a chunk, but certainly not much more than a regular AA driven light. Exact specs are probably easy to find. Certainly not 'heavy' though.

At this price, with the code & quidco; I'd say these are pretty good. Obviously more of a commuter's light, due to the lack of swappable batteries. In that light though, they're very good; get to the office and plug them into your computer (will need a spare USB to Mini USB, the type most cameras have, rather than the one modern smartphones use; micro USB) and you're good to go.

My one gripe with them is that the on/off switch are a bit like my girlfriend's Cat Eye something or other; you hold it to turn it on, and switch modes with single pushes, then turn it off with another long press. Not easy to do with gloves in winter. It does remember your last setting though, so that's a plus.
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