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Bicycle helmet test: 8 bicycle helmets with light in comparison

Tested: How good are these bicycle helmets with light?

LED taillights on the bicycle helmet ensure extra safety in the dark. But which helmets are really recommended? Our colleagues from BIKE BILD have tested.

D.he bicycle helmet is part of cycling. For year-round commuters, bicycle helmets with safety lighting are almost mandatory equipment. Because in the dark it means Visibility through LED taillights a clear plus in security. The decisive factor is not only how bright the red light is, but also whether it can be seen from the side, whether it is attached high enough up (so that it is not covered by the hood), and how easy it is to put it on and on can be switched off. BIKE BILD tested eight bicycle helmets with lights. Here are the results in a quick overview (the detailed assessment can be found below on this page):
1st place: Cratoni Commuter • 16.5 points • Grade: very good | to offer
1st place: Ked Mitro • 16.5 points • Grade: very good | to offer
3rd place: Endura Luminite II • 16 points • Grade: good | to offer
3rd place: Uvex Finale Light 2.0 • 16 points • Grade: good | to offer
5th place: Lazer Urbanize • 15.5 points • Grade: good | to offer
6th place: Alpina Haga Led • 14.5 points • Grade: good | to offer
7th place: Giro Bexley • 13 points • Grade: good | to offer
8th place: AGU Cit-E IV Led • 12 points • Grade: satisfactory | to offer

Bicycle helmet with light: These points are important

Reflective elements, visors, ventilation openings or a small umbrella over the eyes: next to the lighting the features of a helmet can be decisive in everyday life. We also paid attention to the little things, such as easy-to-use chin locks (important in the event of an accident), particularly soft inner material or a height and width adjustable strap in the neck. Weight is also important, the bandwidth ranges from less than 300 to over 700 grams per helmet. Hard shell constructions, built-in visors, but also built-in electronics push the weight upwards. Be aware that more features mean more weight on your neck. We deliberately did not rate the fit, this point is too individual. Therefore try as many helmets as you can at the bike shop. Let us help you adjust the chinstrap and neck wheel so that the head protection fits perfectly. You have only found the right model when the shell does not press anywhere and is also convincing when you look in the mirror.

Finally, we have some bad news for you: Unfortunately, a bicycle helmet doesn’t last forever. UV radiation, temperature fluctuations and rainwater put a strain on the rigid foam, so that the protective effect cannot be guaranteed forever. Frequent drivers should therefore buy new head protection every three to five years, Occasional driver after five to eight years. The good news: The new, modern helmets from our test all look very cool and increase visibility enormously. Below is a detailed evaluation of the eight bicycle helmets.

1st place: Cratoni Commuter (test winner)

Cratoni Commuter

Test winner Cratoni Commuter scores with good equipment. The design is also impressive.

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No helmet for Sunday drivers: the name Commuter reveals that this helmet is used every day. Ventilation slots, reflector straps, MIPS (Multi Directional Impact Protection System) to protect against dangerous centrifugal forces in the event of a fall, soft lining – Cratoni collects a lot of equipment points and wins the (shared) test victory. For a visor helmet, the Commuter is also quite light at 450 grams. Price: 169 euros. The test score: Lighting – 4 points (max. 5) • Weight – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Features – 5 points (max. 5) • Design – 4 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16.5 points (max. 20) • Grade: very good. The offer: Cratoni Commuter on Amazon

1st place: Ked Mitro (test winner)

Ked Mitro

The Ked Mitro shares first place and test victory with the Cratoni helmet.

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A bicycle helmet must also please the wearer, otherwise he will not like to put it on. With the Mitro, Ked hit the bull’s eye both in terms of fit and design – the editorial favorite. No visor, but a futuristic rear light and an adjustment screw with Boa screw cap, great technology. Unfortunately, the helmet is not cheap (price: 159 euros). The Ked Mitro shares the test victory with the Cratoni Commuter. The test score: Lighting – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Weight – 4 points (max. 5) • Features – 3 points (max. 5) • Design – 5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16.5 points (max. 20) • Grade: very good. The offer: Ked Mitro at Lucky Bike

3rd place: Endura Luminite II (price-performance winner)

Endura Luminite II

The Endura Luminite II is the lightest helmet in the test field and our price-performance winner.

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Visibility is a top priority at Endura. Neon yellow at the front, completely reflective at the back, plus USB light at the top – it’s hard to miss it. Sportier drivers should also appreciate the Endura helmet, because at 266 grams it is the lightest in the test field. Also great is the fit, which even sits well on pigtail straps. Price: 84 euros. The test score: Lighting – 4 points (max. 5) • Weight – 5 points (max. 5) • Features – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Design – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16 points (max. 20) • Grade: Good. The offer: Endura Luminite II on Ebay

3rd place: Uvex Finale Light 2.0

Uvex

The Uvex helmet impresses with its lighting – at night it literally becomes a light ball.

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A classic on the outside, ultra-modern on the inside: With the Finale Light 2.0, Uvex initially relies on the tried and tested, easily adjustable fit. At night, the inconspicuous helmet becomes a flare, which also looks really cool. Little things like the button closure make it easier to use – but also increase the price. Price: 199 euros. The test score: Lighting – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Weight – 3 points (max. 5) • Features – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Design – 4 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16 points (max. 20) • Grade: Good. The offer: Uvex Finale Light 2.0 on Ebay

5th place: Lazer Urbanize

Lazer’s latest serve in the city segment is impressive. The visor is attached with a magnet in front of the eyes or, if you don’t need it, on the forehead. Don’t worry, it will last. In terms of price, the Urbanize is in the mid-range, but there is at least the MIPS and a high-quality magnetic fastener on the chin strap. Price: 149 euros. The test score: Lighting – 4 points (max. 5) • Weight – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Features – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Design – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 15.5 points (max. 20) • Grade: Good. The offer: Lazer Urbanize on Ebay

6th place: Alpina Haga Led

If only it were brighter! In terms of light intensity, the Haga unfortunately does not come close to its conceptual brother from Uvex. Otherwise Alpina is doing a lot right here, the helmet is light, fits our testers perfectly and has reflective straps and a practical button. A good compromise between style, weight and price. Price: 159 euros. The test score: Lighting – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Weight – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Features – 3 points (max. 5) • Design – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 14.5 points (max. 20) • Grade: Good. The offer: Alpina Haga Led at Lucky Bike

7th place: Giro Bexley

The Giro Bexley weighs 776 grams, which you have to wear on your head first. There is not only a practical visor under the hard shell, but also the largest illuminated area in the test. The inside of the Bexley is padded with a wonderfully soft fabric material, which makes the already good wearing comfort even better. Price: 280 euros. The test score: Lighting: 4.5 points (max. 5) • Weight: 0.5 points (max. 5) • Features: 3.5 points (max. 5) • Design: 4.5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 13 points (max. 20) • Grade: Good. The offer: Giro Bexley at Lucky Bike

8th place: AGU Cit-E IV Led

With the Cit-E IV Led, AGU is sending the cheapest helmet into the race. The hard shell over the foam ensures that the helmet is particularly robust in everyday life and cannot crack. There are half equipment points for the glider, the bright color and the soft lining, most of the test drivers found the fit to be okay. Price: 280 euros. The test score: Lighting – 3 points (max. 5) • Weight – 4 points (max. 5) • Features – 1.5 points (max. 5) • Design – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 12 points (max. 20) • Grade: satisfying. The offer: AGU Cit-E IV Led on Ebay
Amazon bestseller: bicycle helmets

Fischer Urban bike helmet

Price: 18.49 euros *

Uvex i-vo cc bike helmet

Price: 79.95 euros *

Alpina Mythos 3.0 bike helmet

Price: 68.62 euros *

Dunlop HB13 bicycle helmet

Price: 29.99 euros *

Cratoni Pacer + bike helmet

Price: 56.99 euros *

Ked Meggy bike helmet

Price: 45.77 euros *

* Amazon prices as of 02/26/2021


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