Cateye Volt 1200 front light review

We put the high-powered Cateye Volt 1200 front light through its paces

cateye volt 1200 front light
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Cateye Volt 1200 front light is as bright a front light that you'll ever need for on-road cycling, pumping out a massive 1200 lumens that's enough to light up the darkest of country lanes. The battery life is also excellent and there are multiple modes, plus the tool-free mounting makes it easy to switch between bikes.

Reasons to buy
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    Very bright

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    Multiple modes

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    Easy to use

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    Simple tool-free mounting

Reasons to avoid
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    Long charging time

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There are two types of front lights on the market, those to help you be seen and those to see with. With its massive 1200 lumen output the Cateye Volt 1200 front lights fits very much in the latter category, giving excellent visibility when riding after dark.

All those lumens are pumped out from two super bright LEDs built into the front of the Cateye Volt 1200. These can be configured into five different modes: high (1200 lumens), medium (450 lumens), low (150 lumens), flash (150 lumens on and off), and hyper constant (150 lumens with 1200 lumen pulses).

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