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Cygolite Metro Pro 1 100 Lumen Bike Light 5 Night 3 Daytime Modes Compact Durable IP67 Waterproof Secured Hard Mount USB Rechargeable Headlight for Road Mountain Commuter Bicycles

Last Updated: August 21, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.2
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
162
Old Reviews
7
Unverified
7
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USB
LED
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Review Summary - 148 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Features
 34
modes, mode, flashing, boost mode, beam
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Multiple settings which will light up the neighborhood.  ...  "
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" ...  This light is super bright if you need it to be. ... I really like all the different modes you have to choose from.  ...  "
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" ...  Light is BRIGHT!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Other than this the light is great .  ...  "
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" ...  This light is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the strobing mode .  ...  "
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" ...  Many levels of light.  ...  "
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" ...  I have no regrets buying this light!  ...  "
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Battery Life
 31
battery life, charge, rides, ride, lasts
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Overall has good battery life, although I do get impatient charging it.  ...  "
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" ...  Having two on medium gives me lots of light and they've never run out of juice.  ...  "
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" ...  The light does charge within a couple of hours, and last long enough for me (1 hour ride), but if you're going on extended rides after dark, you should probably have a mobile battery pack just to be sure it stays bright.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very impressed with the brightness as well as the battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Luckily, Cygolite sent me three spares free of charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Lights up the street better than the so-called 5000 lumen models you see on Amazon with the separate battery, but is one piece and so much easier to put on and take off. ... This easily lasts at least 4x longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is quite good too  ...  "
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" ...  This a powerful beam and long lasting battery.  ...  "
Fit
 29
screw, light, handlebars, bike, easy to mount
+76%
-24%
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" ...  I mean, the current setup is great if you plan to remove the entire mounting bracket from your handlebar regularly, but 99.99% of us install the mounting bracket onto our bike and that's where it stays for the rest of its life.  ...  "
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" ...  The mount is secure--no issues as of yet, even on the bumpy paths ... the screw which holds the clip to the mount tends to loosen slightly, which effects the aim of your light. ... Easy enough to tighten it back up occasionally.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits other cygolite mounts that I already had.  ...  "
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" ...  And I have taken a few spills on my bike and these things stay mounted tight!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to solve if you tighten int every now and then but still a minor flaw.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very bright, has decent battery life, and the handle bar mount quick release is fairly well designed.  ...  "
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" ...  Mounting hardware works fine, and the latch to slip the light off when I lock up my bike has given me no trouble.  ...  "
Night Photography
 19
bright, night, medium, trail, lumen
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Awesome for day or night.  ...  "
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" ...  It has 4 settings (low, medium, high, flashing over a steady medium beam) and I usually use it on low unless I'm in a dark section of the city.  ...  "
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" ...  Light levels are excellent, can see well at night  ...  "
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" ...  I am addicted to this bike light.  ...  "
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" ...  Still a great light!  ...  "
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" ...  Very bright for night trail riding.  ...  "
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" ...  Light is very bright and lived up to my expectation  ...  "
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" ...  9 light modes (low, medium, high and boost, steady pulse, flash, triple flash, zoom, and lowest output for walking mode). ... Light is very bright in boost and on high (good on the road), probably overkill for a bike path where medium or even low might be sufficient.  ...  "
Charging
 19
charge, usb, recharge, micro usb, cygolite
+68%
-32%
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" ...  When my son lived with me, I always plugged in his bike lights to the charger.  ...  "
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" ...  And you can recharge it with any is usb charger.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall has good battery life, although I do get impatient charging it.  ...  "
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" ...  Moves around a bit, but works and holds charge.  ...  "
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" ...  several settings very bright, no batteries, easy to take off and charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and charge!  ...  "
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" ...  easy to mount and charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and charge.  ...  "
Build Quality
 15
screw, broke, mount, swivel, replaceable
+47%
-53%
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" ...  The clip that holds the light to the mount broke after a year. ... It still worked, but the back end of the light later fell out. ... The rattle eventually went away (after the clip broke!  ...  "
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" ...  In that time, the battery notably degraded which was disappointing, but the light fully died when an internal piece of plastic broke, allowing the battery to shift around in the house and rip the wiring form the primary circuit board.  ...  "
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" ...  The package did not contain the USB charging cord nor did it contain the handle bar clamp.  ...  "
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" ...  Very difficult to slide out of it's cradle.  ...  "
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" ...  Con: material not as durable as prior versions  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the small rubber cap that covers the charging port keeps falling off.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 12
months, several, 5, weeks, bike
+50%
-50%
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" ...  It's a little suspicious to me that the light stoped working a couple weeks after the warrantee expired. ... I was very disappointed that it only lasted 1 year even though I hardly even use it.  ...  "
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" ...  Contacted the seller months ago with no response.  ...  "
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" ...  After only 3 months the light stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  The switches are defective. ... I have used them successfully for 6 months after returning several defective ones.  ...  "
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" ...  Have used it less than 5 times and it is no longer turning on.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 11
bright, use, operate, light, easy to mount
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Easy to mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to see even in bright sunlight.  ...  "
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" ...  The older model was easier to use, just pick mode and it stays that way  ...  "
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" ...  This one is an improvement because the interface has been made easier and the light is just so bright.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy enough to tighten it back up occasionally.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to mount.  ...  "
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" ...  The difference is simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Super bright light, easy to use.  ...  "
Size
 10
lightweight, compact, bright, size, price
+100%
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" ...  Lightweight and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  It's bright for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  Very powerful and not too big.  ...  "
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" ...  They are more powerful and a heck of a lot lighter.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice light, smaller and lighter than older series.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on all my research, I think I got the best intersection of lightweight, small size, super bright, and relatively inexpensive that there is.  ...  "
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" ...  powerful, compact, good price, i have the 500 lumens one and this is not twice but is a good improvement and cost me less than the 500 3 years ago, if you never had a cygolite before this are great products.  ...  "
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" ...  thanks for a safe commuting light with side visibility.  ...  "
Device Stand
 8
mounting bracket, light, epillion, easy to mount, useless
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Mount could be better but it works I guess.  ...  "
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" ...  Mounting on the thick part of the handlebars, next to the stem is fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Mount works perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank God I kept my Epillion mount ... I had a drop-mount from years ago that supplied a suitable 1" mount, BUT, I'm probably going to end up with a knee full of screw unless I'll Dremel the screw to shorten it to a length the knob will cover completely, and cut the knob in half as well, so the screw will be 2/3rds its current ridiculous length. ... Go back to the still-in-production Epillion mount.  ...  "
For Travel
 7
light, see, riding, rides, purchased
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Probably the one of the best I've purchased, a must have for night rides.  ...  "
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" ...  This light is awesome on the trail or on the road.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased it so cars can see me while riding on the road.  ...  "
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" ...  Great biking light for the night rides  ...  "
Controls
 7
press, boost, power button, mode, double
+57%
-43%
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" ...  To access these modes, you have to hold down the power button for 2 or so seconds and cycle through them. ... 'Boost' does work, double press the button.  ...  "
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" ...  Some reviewers have complained about boost mode being required to get the 1100 lumen, or the new sequence to toggle thru the brightness settings.  ...  "
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" ...  When you press Cygolite once you get low, second press medium, third press high, and a fast double press give you 'Boost' - which is the full 1100 lumens.  ...  "
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" ...  Boost is activated by double pressing power button while light is on.  ...  "
Price
 7
money, light, better, best, extremely
+100%
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" ...  More lumens for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely great value.  ...  "
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" ...  This is literally the best headlight at this price.  ...  "
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" ...  Best light for price quality owned 3 forvavfewcyrsts  ...  "
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" ...  It’s money well spent.  ...  "
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" ...  For the money I doubt there is a better option.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome light for the price.  ...  "
Setup
 6
remove, operate, light, install, easy
+100%
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" ...  THIS WORKS JUST AS DESCRIBED, ALL SETTING ARE EASY TO USE AND IT INSTALLS IN MINUTES.  ...  "
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" ...  There is no doubt that this a very well built light, even the hardware to install it on your handlebars is super easy and adjustable on the fly.  ...  "
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" ...  I mean, the current setup is great if you plan to remove the entire mounting bracket from your handlebar regularly, but 99.99% of us install the mounting bracket onto our bike and that's where it stays for the rest of its life.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm pretty thrilled to get almost twice the brightness with a nice small, easy to install or remove light - and to be finally free of that big heavy battery pack!  ...  "
Weight
 6
light, bright, mount, lighter, helmet
+100%
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" ...  Nice light, smaller and lighter than older series.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight, very bright in illuminating tunnels and bridges.  ...  "
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" ...  light weight and bright  ...  "
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" ...  Great light so far, light weight and very bright.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: light weight makes it good for helmet mount  ...  "
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" ...  Worth its weight in gold.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
stay, loose, hands, hand, end
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Very difficult to slide out of it's cradle.  ...  "
Wash Programs
 4
get, mode, low, flashing, 9
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I can't for the life of me get to several of the modes.  ...  "
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" ...  There are 9 modes and I have never been able to get into all of the 9, only 4 modes.  ...  "
Marketplace
 4
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Excellent product, reasonable price and fast shipment.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as expected.  ...  "
Network
 4
beam
+100%
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" ...  Extremely bright, but with great coverage.  ...  "
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" ...  The light beam it produces is diffused and wide, so it provides good coverage.  ...  "
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" ...  I was previously using a Cygolite 360 and the coverage is far superior on the Pro 1100.  ...  "
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" ...  The beam is a perfect meld of projection and coverage.  ...  "
Drivers
 3
seems, light, zoom, mode, effective
+33%
-67%
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" ...  With this light on the brightest mode - and sometimes even in the medium mode, it seems to really irritate oncoming vehicle drivers - so I have to make sure it is angled downward somewhat.  ...  "
Cables
 3
charging, usb, port, miniusb, microusb
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I jerked the charging jack out breaking the plug-in part (I couldn't reshape it so that it would work).  ...  "
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" ...  The package did not contain the USB charging cord nor did it contain the handle bar clamp.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 3
brightness, bright, actually, time, side
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Easy to see even in bright sunlight.  ...  "
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" ...  Ideally would have OLED screen.  ...  "
Ports
 3
usb, port, micro usb, charging, miniusb
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Modern micro-USB charging connection is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It also uses a microUSB port instead of a miniUSB, which is great because I have way more microUSB cables than miniUSB.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
USB:  Yes 
Display
Type:  LED 
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USB
LED
TYPE