What's a good front and back light for my bicycle and why?
I've used a Sigma for 8 years now and the battery pack only lasts for like 30 minutes anymore.
When reading about some lights, there's no light that seems to be really fine. They all seem to be trash or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong direction.
Also I don't need to see 10000 meters ahead, I just need to be seen on the streets.
I'm willing to spend a decent amount of money on it.
For the front? Exposure lights.
They're not *cheap* but they are built solid as anything, they're light and last for hours. I own a a Diablo for my front bars, a Joystick for my helmet. Use them on the commute every day.
As for rear, just get decent little LED ones. One for the bike saddle/post, one to mount to your back/bag or helmet. Spent £20 for two with pulse flashes and the batteries last for ages. Months.
bought this Axa Pico light for 15€ and it works great, but it requires a dynamo
To augment what he said, for your rear lights look for something with some degree of visibility from the side, like pic related.
Just buy the cheap ass ones from the pound store.
They do the job.
Magicshine, pretty cheap (not china ebay-cheap), but much better quality. Note that rated lumen is theoretical and not actual, still good buy.
I use this one for biking and skiing, though most skiing. Around 1200lumens.