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Waterproof Bike Light: 6 Best LED Lights for Rainy Rides

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While riding outside, using both a front and rear light can be a great way to see at night or be seen during the day by other road users.

However, if lights aren’t needed by law where/when you are riding, when it’s raining, using lights (especially a rear light) is a really good idea due to the reduced visibility and of decreased brightness.

But, it’s always a good idea to ensure your bike lights are waterproof to some degree, so to save you the hassle, we’ve comprised a list of the best waterproof bike lights.

Best Waterproof Bike Lights

  1. knog plug bike light white

    IP67

    Knog Plug Bike Light Set

    A user friendly, easy to mount and affordable set of waterproof lights

  2. blackburn dayblazer in white background

    IP67

    Blackburn Dayblazer Front + Rear Light Set

    A waterproof 400 lumen front light coupled with a reliable rear light for a great price

  3. cygolite metro plus white background

    IP67

    Cygolite Metro Plus 800 & Hotshop Pro 150

    Detachable front and rear waterproof lights with a range of settings to select from

  4. knog blinder bike light in white background

    IP67

    Knog Blinder Bike Light Twinpack X

    Small yet mighty waterproof set of lights with a quirky and fun design that’s perfect for popping in your bag or pocket

  5. blackburn click in white background

    IP65

    Blackburn Click USB Front + Rear Bike Light Set

    A front and rear set of waterproof lights that are really easy to take on and off of your bike

  6. niterider lumina light set in white background

    IP64

    NiteRider Lumina Light Set

    Slightly more expensive and overall powerful set of waterproof lights, perfect to help see and be seen



Are Bicycle Lights Waterproof?

Although the vast majority of bicycle lights are at water resistant to some degree, others are actually fully waterproof.

Similar to clothing, lights have a scale of which they are rated on their waterproof-ness. This scale is called the IP rating, with IP68 being the most out-and-out waterproof level of a set of lights.

Therefore, along with the ease of recharging being up on your prioritise list, it’s also important to consider waterproof rating as well when looking for a a new set.

IP Waterproof Ratings for Bike Lights Explained

  • IP63 (and under) waterproof ratings provide limited protection against dust and water splashes. It’s recommended to use them in dry conditions, avoiding water exposure to prevent damage.
  • IP64 waterproof rating means a bicycle light is protected against dust and water splashes from any direction. It’s suitable for use in light rain and dusty environments.
  • IP65 waterproof rating means a bicycle light is protected against dust and low-pressure water jets from any direction. It’s ideal for cycling in heavy rain and dusty conditions.
  • IP66 waterproof rating means a bicycle light is fully protected against dust and powerful water jets from any direction. It’s ideal for cycling in harsh weather conditions and dusty environments.
  • IP67 waterproof rating provides complete protection against dust and temporary submersion in water up to one meter deep. It’s perfect for all-weather cycling and water crossings.
  • IP68 waterproof rating offers the highest level of protection against dust and water immersion in deep waters. It’s suitable for extreme outdoor activities and cycling in challenging weather conditions.

Which Waterproof Rating Do I Need for a Bicycle Light?

If you were wondering what waterproof rating you’ll need for a light then we would recommend anything from IP65 and up as it offers great protection from the water and elements.

However, you won’t really need IP68 because it is arguably a little overkill because the others will keep your bike light protected in even the harshest downfalls.

Waterproof Bicycle Lights: Top 6

1. Knog Plug Bike Light Set

knog plug bike light in blue background
  • UK Flag £45
  • US Flag $42.46
  • EU Flag €42.49

Prices are approximate

Waterproof Rating: IP67

Weight: 65g and 34g

Front Brightness: 250 lumens

Rear Brightness: 10 lumens

Battery Life: 1.5/3 hrs, Eco-Flash: 240+/100+ hrs

Medical grade silicone

Waterproof

LED

A great set of easy to use and easy to mount waterproof lights that are perfect for throwing in your bag to pop on your bike as and when you need them. With a waterproof rating of IP67 you’ll also need not worry about ruining them if you get caught in a heavy downpour.

Pros

  • Good price
  • Easy to mount
  • USB rechargeable

Cons

  • Not the brightest

 

2. Blackburn Dayblazer Front + Rear Light Set

blackburn dayblazer blue background
blackburn dayblazer feature
  • UK Flag £19.01
  • US Flag $22.99
  • EU Flag €21.86

Prices are approximate

Waterproof Rating: IP67

Weight: 81g

Front Brightness: 400 lumens

Rear Brightness: 20 lumens

Battery Life: 3 hours

Bright front light

Charge indicator

Adjustable strap for front light

If you are on a budget and want a front and rear light that will withstand rain and not become damaged to stop working due to water, then this is a great set for you. The value is unbeatable and the 400 lumen front is for sure enough to help you see when it’s dark at night.

Pros

  • Great value
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to mount

Cons

  • Not the brightest rear light

 

3. Cygolite Metro Plus 800 & Hotshop Pro 150

cygolite metro plus in blue background
  • UK Flag £66.17
  • US Flag $80.03
  • EU Flag €76.10

Prices are approximate

Waterproof Rating: IP67

Weight: 150g and 59g

Front Brightness: 800 lumens

Rear Brightness: 150 lumens

Battery Life: 2 hours

LED

Hard mount

Charge indicator

A little higher on the price range for a set of waterproof lights, but with a front light putting out 800 lumens, this set is perfect for those wanting lights to see and not just to be seen. With a hard and sturdy mount for the lights, you’ll also be sure to enjoy a reliable and smooth light source.

Pros

  • Bright front light
  • Easy to recharge
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • A little pricey

 

4. Knog Blinder Bike Light Twinpack X

knog blinder bike light in blue background
knog blinder bike light
  • UK Flag £55
  • US Flag $59.96
  • EU Flag €59.46

Prices are approximate

Waterproof Rating: IP67

Weight: 34g

Front Brightness: 200 lumens

Rear Brightness: 100 lumens

Battery Life: Max Steady: 2.5 hrs, Eco-Flash: 60 hrs

Quirky look

LED

2 unique flash patterns

If quirky and fun is your thing then this set of waterproof front and rear lights is exactly what you are looking for. With up to 8 settings as well as 2 unique flash patterns you’ll also never run out of options to select from. They are also super easy to attach to your bike and easy to pop in your bag or pocket for on the go.

Pros

  • Range of settings
  • Quirky design
  • Easy to mount

Cons

  • A little pricey
  • Not particularly bright

 

5. Blackburn Click USB Front + Rear Bike Light Set

blackburn click in blue background
blackburn click in use
blackburn click at night
  • UK Flag £32.69
  • US Flag $39.54
  • EU Flag €37.60

Prices are approximate

Waterproof Rating: IP65

Weight: 20g and 22g

Front Brightness: 60 lumens

Rear Brightness: 20 lumens

Battery Life:  7 and 12 hours

Made of silicone

Water resistant

Easy to mount

Water resistant front and rear lights best suited to those wanting lights to be seen. These are great because they are both easy to pop in your bag or pocket while out and about as well as being really easy to mount.

Pros

  • Great to be seen
  • Easy to mount
  • Portable

Cons

  • Not very bright

 

6. NiteRider Lumina Light Set

niterider lumina light set in blue background
niterider lumina light in use
niterider lumina light charging
  • UK Flag £47.45
  • US Flag $57.39
  • EU Flag €54.57

Prices are approximate

Waterproof Rating: IP64

Weight: 300g

Front Brightness: 900 lumens

Rear Brightness: 110 lumens

Battery Life: 11 hours

6 settings

Water resistant

Sturdy mount

If you were wanting a slightly more expensive set of water resistant lights, with a front light maxing out at 900 lumens, then this set is a really solid contender. With up to 6 settings and a sturdy mount for both the front and rear light, they will certainly help you to see even on the rainiest and darkest nights.

Pros

  • 900 lumen front
  • 6 settings
  • Great for seeing

Cons

  • Little pricey

 


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