Cateye HL-EL520 Light Review

4.00 out of 5
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Cateye HL-EL135

December 3, 2010
Pros: Great visibility for busy streets.

Cons: The attachments could be a little more user friendly for quick removal and transfer to another bike.

Recommendation: Great product for commuters!

December 1, 2010
Pros: cheap, small, and easy to install

Cons: not enough power or distance

Recommendation: Not bad as a secondary handlebar light when accompanied by a much brighter helmet light.

October 7, 2008
Pros: Small Size Relatively Inexpensive Quick Release Light Long Battery Life

Cons: Moderate Brightness Tight Beam Focus

Recommendation: If you are a serious night rider, this may not be the best chpice for you. If you sometimes ride on the road in the evening or around sunset, this is a good choice. It will surpass most sensible light requirements for casual riders, but the beam is too tightly focused to even think of riding on a trail at night and the light output my not be sufficient for real fast riders. From a price / performance stand point, it is an excellent value. Subtract a half star for my real rating of this light. Since I am a casual night time rider, this is all I need, but I still want a brighter lighting system.

Cateye HL-EL520 4.00 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.