60points

Cygolite Expilion 800 USB

51points

Cygolite Metro 500 USB

Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
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Cygolite Metro 500 USB
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23 facts in comparison

Cygolite Expilion 800 USB vs Cygolite Metro 500 USB

Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
60
points
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
51
points
Cygolite Metro 500 USB

Why is Cygolite Expilion 800 USB better than Cygolite Metro 500 USB?

  • 1.6x brighter (high mode)
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    800lmvs500lm
  • 1.17 more lumens per gram
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    5.71vs4.54
  • 0.75h longer runtime (mid mode)
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    3hvs2.25h
  • 14.29% brighter (mid mode)
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    400lmvs350lm
  • Has SOS mode
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  • Can be mounted on helmet
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  • 1.88x brighter (low mode)
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    150lmvs80lm
  • 2 more light modes
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    8vs6

Why is Cygolite Metro 500 USB better than Cygolite Expilion 800 USB?

  • 0.25h longer runtime (high mode)
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    1.5hvs1.25h
  • 1h longer runtime (low mode)
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    10hvs9h
  • 30g lighter
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    110gvs140g

Price comparison

General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

140g

110g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.Has tool-less mount
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
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.
4.Has side lights
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
It has extra lights on the side, helping to make the rider more visible.
5.Can be mounted on helmet
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
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.
6.warranty period

1

1

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

Light

1.brightness (high mode)

800lm

500lm

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

5.71

4.54

It emits more lumens of light per gram of weight.
3.Has pulse mode
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
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.
4.brightness (mid mode)

400lm

350lm

The light is more intense on mid mode. The amount of light emitted is measured in lumens.
5.Has SOS mode
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
The light has an SOS mode. This is used in emergency situations to attract attention.
6.brightness (low mode)

150lm

80lm

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

Battery

1.runtime (high mode)

1.25h

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.
2.charge time

5h

5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
3.has a battery level indicator
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.runtime (low mode)

9h

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.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Cygolite Expilion 800 USB
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
6.runtime (mid mode)

3h

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.

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