Am-Tech Cree LED front light review

Produced by a DIY tool company, is the Am-Tech Cree LED front light up to scratch?

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Am-Tech Cree LED front light impressed with it indestructibility, especially consider the sub-£20 price-tag, although the fact that it is not rechargeable could make it more expensive in the long term.

Reasons to buy
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    Long guarantee

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    Multiple light modes

Reasons to avoid
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    Not rechargeable

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    Not bright enough for the lanes

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Attaching things to your handlebars can be a risky business, especially when heading out onto dark lane littered with potholes. Thankfully you should be able to relax when strapping on an Am-Tech Cree LED front light, which is pretty much indestructible.

This hardiness shouldn't be too much of a surprise considering that Am-Tech really specialises in DIY tools, and the light comes with an anodised aluminium body that was more than up to the job when dropped onto tarmac from handlebar height as part of our rigorous testing process. Am-Tech is obviously confident about the longevity of its light, giving it a 10 year guarantee.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.