67points

CatEye Volt300

53points

Cygolite Metro 500 USB

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Cygolite Metro 500 USB
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CatEye Volt300 vs Cygolite Metro 500 USB

CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
67
points
53
points

Why is CatEye Volt300 better than Cygolite Metro 500 USB?

  • Can be mounted on helmet

Why is Cygolite Metro 500 USB better than CatEye Volt300?

  • 1h shorter charge time
    5hvs6h
  • 1.67x brighter (high mode)
    500lmvs300lm
  • 2.04 more lumens per gram
    4.54vs2.5
  • 10g lighter
    110gvs120g
  • Has pulse mode
  • 1 more light modes
    6vs5

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Weather sealed
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.weight

120g

110g

Best

Serfas TSL-200

50g

3.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Exposure Lights Reflex Mk2

2

4.Can be mounted on helmet
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

A helmet mounted light is more suitable for night-time mountain biking as the light follows your head around tight corners and bends.

5.Has side lights
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

It has extra lights on the side, helping to make the rider more visible.

For example

CatEye Econom Force Rechargeable

6.Has tool-less mount
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

It has a tool-less mount, making it easier to put on and remove. This is particularly useful in big cities where crime is more prevalent.

Light

1.brightness (high mode)

300lm

500lm

The light is more intense on high mode. The amount of light emitted is measured in lumens.

Best

Lupine Betty R 7

4500lm

2.lumens per gram

2.5

4.54

It emits more lumens of light per gram of weight.

Best

Exposure Lights Equinox

16.12

3.Has SOS mode
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

The light has an SOS mode. This is used in emergency situations to attract attention.

For example

Exposure Lights Reflex Mk2

4.Has pulse mode
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

The light has a pulse mode. Pulse mode has the benefit of saving battery by slowly changing between a high and low-intensity light, while maintaining a steady light, which is less distracting.

5.number of light modes

5

6

With more light modes you are more likely to find the perfect setting for any given situation, such as when you need the brightest light or when you need to conserve battery.

Best

Lupine Piko U4

15

Battery

1.charge time

6h

5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Moon X Power 1300

2.5h

2.has a battery level indicator
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.runtime (high mode)

3h

1.5h

The amount of time the light will last from a full charge when on high mode. High mode is a steady light mode at the highest intensity.

Best

DiNotte XML-1

5h

4.runtime (low mode)

18h

10h

The amount of time the light will last from a full charge when on low mode. Low mode is a steady light mode at a low intensity.

Best

Lupine Piko 7

116h

5.runtime (mid mode)

8h

2.25h

The amount of time the light will last from a full charge when on mid mode. Mid mode is a steady light mode at a medium intensity.

Best

Lupine Piko 7

12h

6.has a rechargeable battery
CatEye Volt300
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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