Cygolite Trion 1300 Review – Compact High-Performance Bike Light

Lots of users have said this, Cygolite Trion 1300 is one of the best bike lights, if not simply the best. With such compact design, it provides the superb brightness whenever needed. Running through a crowded city in which you don’t want to exactly blind every other driver, but want to be seen well? No worries. Cygolite Trion 1300 can be adjusted to have lower strength, thanks to the lighting modes provided. It won’t disappoint you.

Again, Cygolite Trion 1300 possesses an exterior look that is almost identical to other Cygolite’s products. However, here, we can see a distinctive indicator lamp layout at the upper side, and silver color at the front part of the body that envelops the light bulb.

Honestly, it is somehow heavier than the products of the lower class, with 260 grams of mass, so you may not want to put it on your helmet. But its weight is not a concern if you put it at your handlebar instead. By the way, the lock-tite handlebar mount is very satisfying. The mount properly holds the lamp at its place, no matter how bumpy the road is.

The lighting system consists of a superior triple optic and triple LED design, utilizing the second generation of industry leading Cree XM-L LEDs. Thus, Cygolite Trion 1300 can easily produce a maximum light output of 1300 lumens. No joke, such power is very bright that you can make your way without a hitch through ultra dark hills.

An excellent choice for bike adventures. There are eight lighting modes available: Boost for the maximum power, High, Med, Low for a steady beam with the lowest strength, Steady Pulse, Day Flash, Slow Flash, and Walking. The battery capacity is sufficiently satisfying as well to provide the energy needed for long trips. Read the product specifications below to see the complete list of maximum run time.

Product Specifications

Number of LEDs – 3
LED Output (Max) – 1300 lumens
Total Modes – 8
Run Times
Boost (1300 lm): 1:45 hrs
High (900 lm): 2:30 hrs
Med (650 lm): 5 hrs
Low (150 lm): 16 hrs
SteadyPulse: 3:30 hrs
Day Flash: 40 hrs
Slow Flash: 12 hrs
Walking: 38 hrs
Charge Time – 4 hrs
Mounting – Handlebar
Battery Mounting – Internal (external compatible)
Weight – 260 g


– Superior illumination!
– Various lighting modes for different circumstances and needs.
– Relatively low charge time.
– Excellent battery capacity!

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