61points

Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP

59points

NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

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Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP vs NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY
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Why is Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP better than NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY?

  • 434g lighter
    405gvs839g
  • Has pulse mode

Why is NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY better than Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP?

  • 2.12x brighter (high mode)
    3600lmvs1700lm
  • 3h shorter charge time
    5hvs8h
  • 0.1 more lumens per gram
    4.29vs4.19
  • 2.12x brighter (mid mode)
    1800lmvs850lm
  • 6.67x brighter (low mode)
    1000lmvs150lm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Weather sealed
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

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

2.weight

405g

839g

Best

Serfas TSL-200

50g

3.Has side lights
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

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

For example

CatEye Econom Force Rechargeable

4.Can be mounted on helmet
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

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 tool-less mount
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

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.

6.Can be mounted on handlebars
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

Mounted to your handlebars, the light is more suitable for biking on roads.

Light

1.brightness (high mode)

1700lm

3600lm

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

4.19

4.29

It emits more lumens of light per gram of weight.

Best

Exposure Lights Equinox

16.12

3.Has pulse mode
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

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.

4.Has SOS mode
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

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

For example

Exposure Lights Reflex Mk2

5.brightness (mid mode)

850lm

1800lm

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

Best

Lupine Betty R 7

2400lm

6.number of light modes

8

4

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.has a battery level indicator
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.runtime (high mode)

2h

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

3.charge time

8h

5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Moon X Power 1300

2.5h

4.runtime (low mode)

32h

6h

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.has a rechargeable battery
Cygolite Centauri 1700 OSP
NiteRider Pro 3600 DIY

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

6.runtime (mid mode)

6h

3.5h

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

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