51points

Cygolite Metro 500 USB

59points

Light & Motion Urban 550

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
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22 facts in comparison

Cygolite Metro 500 USB vs Light & Motion Urban 550

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
51
points
Cygolite Metro 500 USB
59
points
Light & Motion Urban 550

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

  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 1h shorter charge time
    ?

    5hvs6h
  • 4h longer runtime (low mode)
    ?

    10hvs6h
  • 2g lighter
    110gvs112g
  • 27.27% brighter (mid mode)
    ?

    350lmvs275lm
  • Has pulse mode
    ?
  • 2 more light modes
    ?

    6vs4

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

Price comparison

General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
2.weight
?

Best

DiNotte XML-1

64g

110g

112g

3.warranty period
?

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

1

2

4.Has tool-less mount
?

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.

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

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

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

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

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550

Light

1.brightness (high mode)
?

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

Best

Lupine Betty R 7

4500lm

500lm

550lm

2.lumens per gram
?

It emits more lumens of light per gram of weight.

Best

Exposure Lights Equinox

16.12

4.54

4.91

3.brightness (mid mode)
?

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

Best

Lupine Betty R 7

2400lm

350lm

275lm

4.Has SOS mode
?

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

For example

Exposure Lights Reflex Mk2

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

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.

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
6.number of light modes
?

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

6

4

Battery

1.runtime (high mode)
?

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

1.5h

1.5h

2.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Moon X Power 1300

2.5h

5h

6h

3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
4.runtime (low mode)
?

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

10h

6h

5.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Cygolite Metro 500 USB
Light & Motion Urban 550
6.runtime (mid mode)
?

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

2.25h

3h

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