Vel 500 + 20 lumen light set review

The brand exclusive to Sigma Sports has got off to an impressive start

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Great quality lights with a particularly impressively bright rear. You could argue the mount provision is a little overzealous, but if you like choice this could be a big plus for you and the front beam's auto mode is a clever additional feature.

Reasons to buy
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    Auto mode on the front

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    Super bright rear

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Rear mounting system a tad fiddly

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Vel is a new player on the bike light scene this winter, launching with a range of beams from 100 to 500 lumen fronts, with a 20 lumen rear completing the collection.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.