Saturday, 4 February 2023

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The Outbound Lighting Detour light is the best in one key way

The Outbound Lighting Detour light is the best in one key way

When you look through our list of the best bike lights there are two distinct styles. Many people need lighting for getting to and from work in the winter as well as something for the start, or finish, of a long ride. There’s no need, or desire, for the kind of light that packs a lot of power, and cost, into the package. A couple of hours at most is all that’s needed and it’s just very simple to make a quality option for a good price. Then there are those who want to try and ride through the night and need to figure out how to make it work. 

If you fall into the second group there are options out there but they tend to cut it pretty close at best. Not wanting to leave myself unexpectedly in the dark, I’ve festooned my bars, and bags, with multiple lights in the past. I’ve also added high-end lights with proprietary battery packs but that’s an expensive option. What if a brand did away with some of the proprietary connections?

That’s exactly what Outbound Lighting has done. Outbound Lighting is well known for off-road lights but the Detour is something new not only for the company but the industry. The road-specific light offers the best of both worlds for battery power and there is a side of innovation with the mount and the beam pattern as well. Keep reading to see how this new light manages to do something no other light can.   

Outbound Lighting Detour light view of reflectors

As soon as you look at the Detour, you’ll know it’s different (Image credit: Josh Ross)

Design and aesthetics 

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