How Many Lumens Do You Need for Night Riding? [Survey]

We're looking for the ideal number of lumens you like to have for mountain biking at night.

Riding mountain bikes in the dark is popular this time of year, and companies like Gloworm offer quality mountain bike lights with many different brightnesses. But if you’re new to night riding, you may not be sure how bright your lights need to be.

Everyone is different when it comes to the amount of light they’re comfortable with, so we want to know what you consider the minimum for riding trails at night.

And if you’re shopping for lights, for a limited time Singletracks readers can take 20% off any Gloworm light system with coupon code: SINGLETRACKS19

Add up the brightness of all the lights you use. For example, if you have a 1000 lumen head lamp and a 1200 lumen bar lamp, answer 2200 lumens.

Gloworm Performance Products was founded by mountain bike and outdoor enthusiasts Bruce Davey and Vaggelis Monogyios. The Kiwi born company was formed in 2010 with the sole aim to develop a series of high quality, high performance LED lighting systems that are affordable for the everyday user. Gloworm has since grown from a small New Zealand business into a global brand with distributors in 10 counties.