We recently road tested a set of Vont Bike lights, and we were delighted with the product. We consider these to be one of the best bike light sets we have tried in our long history, at a surprisingly low price point. This post includes our review, and a video to show how the lights work. Also, a prize draw to win a free set!
These lights are super bright LEDs, and have four modes – two brightness settings, and a slow and fast flash setting. As you will see in our video below, they are remarkably bright, especially for such lightweight, compact bike lights.
Video showing performance of the Vont Bike Light Set on a dark road in the desert
Batteries on this Budget Light Set
These lights are powered by a rechargeable lithium battery using a micro USB cord. The manufacturer includes two cords for simultaneous charging of your lights, very convenient. The good news is that if you lose these ones you probably have others in your house. We much prefer this to proprietary charging cords, which cause a major problem if you lose them.
The manufacturer claims that the lights will operate for over 10 hours between charges, but this is calculated on the lowest strobe setting. On the brightest mode, expect a lifespan of about 3.5 hours. Obviously, battery lifespan will depend on how you use the lights.
Installation of the Vont Bike Light Set
The lights are easy to install with universal fasteners that are included. And, for a limited time, they are including two extra mounting straps with your order. You simply hook the cord over the clip on the back of the light, wrap around your handle bars and then hook back on to the bottom of the light.
We love the versatility to be able to use these lights on different bikes, and also to remove them when parking your bike in a public place. There are different anchors on the strap to allow for different thicknesses of handlebars or posts.
We noted that the illumination from the front light was wide, easily lighting the road ahead when we tried it out on a dark desert road. The lights are very easy to adjust on the fly if you need to make adjustments while riding to the angle of the lights or the mode.
These lights can also be attached to your helmet, paniers or backpack to increase your visibility. Maybe consider buying more than one set.
Durability of the Vont Bike Lights
The lights are said to be waterproof, but we cannot verify this claim. However we inspected the units, and they appear to be fully sealed. The manufacturer also claims that the lights are built to take a hit, claiming they can sustain a 10 foot drop. We did not try this, but they units are definitely sturdy when handled. Also, they have a rubber “bumper” surrounding the perimeter which would definitely absorb some shock on impact, and an aluminum ring around the lens which would protect it against shattering.
Packaging of the Vont Bike Light Set
We feel the need to give a hat tip to the packaging. The box is stylish, but not flashy, and appears to be compostable – a great feature! It’s neat and workmanlike, much like the product.
The lights come with a lifetime warranty, which you register for online.
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