The Exposure Diablo MK12 is twice the price of some lights but it has the best head mount, it’s super powerful and has a usefully tight, focused beam.
Yet again Lupine has made the best light for mountain biking; attention to detail, build quality and programmability really set the Lupine Wilma R 7 apart.
At 3,400 lumens on full power, the Gloworm eXesSiVe (or Gloworm XSV for short) is the brightest Gloworm light I’ve ever tested.
The Lifeline Pavo Motion 2400 has a unique ‘Motion Control’ feature, which uses technology similar to that found in the Exposure Six Pack.
The tenth edition of the Exposure Diablo Mk10, this year with 30% faster charging, which throws out a blistering 1500 lumens.
Very little to complain about the simple yet effective Light And Motion Seca 2500 Enduro. If they could just tweak the cable layout it would be perfect.
Although the Niterider Lumina OLED 1100 Boost is pretty reasonable £140 it doesn’t include the helmet mount which would set you back a further £20.
On the surface the Knog Pwr Rider is beautifully sleek - simply a satin black tube with a row of subtle red leds used to show battery status.
The Lezyne Macro Drive Duo 700 is everything a helmet light should be - it has compact and sleek proportions with a cable-free fully integrated battery.
Normally 300 lumens would be short for any kind of serious riding, but with a tightly focussed beam the Infini Super Lava does project well up the trail.
As the only helmet mount on our test to still require an external battery pack, the Hope R2 is a perfect reminder on just how much lights have come on.
Overall the Ravemen PR1200 is a great little unit for the money, and perfect for those on a budget not competing with riding mates toting higher power rigs.
Lumicycle Apogee Extender Kit has all new components, increased power and - importantly - new lenses for the four CREE XPL LEDs to improve the beam spread.
Looking a little like a cheap and cheerful commuter light, the Light and Motion Taz 2000 is in fact a pretty deceptive little box of tricks.
With 4,000 lumens under the hood and a terrifically manly name, the Gemini Titan (8 cell battery) promises a lot before you even strap it to the bar.
The first thing that catches your eye with the aptly named Blackburn Countdown 1600 is the top plate.
The Moon Meteor Storm Pro is a USB rechargeable front light with 1700 Lumen output and a Boost mode that blasts out 2000 Lumens for 10 seconds.
The Xeccon Zeta 1300R's wide beam pattern smoothly lighting up the trail in front is what we tend to look for in a bar mount.
Although the Moon Vortex Pro is sold as 900 lumens, we found it was almost indistinguishable from the Blackburn Central 650 lumen unit on test.
Although the Gemini Duo 1500L is the most expensive of our ‘helmet’ lights, is it also one of the most versatile.