53points

Cygolite Metro 500 USB

60points

Light & Motion Urban 550

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
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Cygolite Metro 500 USB vs Light & Motion Urban 550

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
53
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60
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Why is Cygolite Metro 500 USB better than Light & Motion Urban 550?

  • Weather sealed
  • 1h shorter charge time
    5hvs6h
  • 2g lighter
    110gvs112g
  • Has pulse mode

Why is Light & Motion Urban 550 better than Cygolite Metro 500 USB?

  • 10% brighter (high mode)
    550lmvs500lm
  • 0.37 more lumens per gram
    4.91vs4.54
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    2vs1
  • 0.75h longer runtime (mid mode)
    3hvs2.25h
  • Has side lights
  • Can be mounted on helmet
  • 1.75x brighter (low mode)
    140lmvs80lm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Weather sealed
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

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

2.weight

110g

112g

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50g

3.warranty period

1

2

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

Best

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2

4.Has tool-less mount
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

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.

5.Has side lights
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

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

6.Can be mounted on helmet
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

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

Light

1.brightness (high mode)

500lm

550lm

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

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4500lm

2.lumens per gram

4.54

4.91

It emits more lumens of light per gram of weight.

Best

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16.12

3.brightness (mid mode)

350lm

275lm

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

Best

Lupine Betty R 7

2400lm

4.Has SOS mode
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

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

For example

Exposure Lights Reflex Mk2

5.Has pulse mode
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

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.

6.number of light modes

6

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.runtime (high mode)

1.5h

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

2.charge time

5h

6h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

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2.5h

3.has a battery level indicator
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.runtime (low mode)

10h

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 Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

6.runtime (mid mode)

2.25h

3h

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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