Product Comparison: Cygolite Streak 450 vs Cygolite Metro 500

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General Specifications
Streak 450
Metro 500
About the Product
Engineered for day and night use, the Streak™ 450 packs an intense 450 lumens in a compact and lightweight design.
The Metro 500 paves the way to unparalleled value and safety by giving riders an affordable, bright USB rechargeable headlight.
Key Specs
Maximum Light Output
450 Lumens
500 Lumens
Lighting Modes
Low, Medium, High, Boost, SteadyPulse, DayLightning, Walking
Medium, High, Low, SteadyPulse, DayLightning, Walking
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Cygolite Streak 450 Hotshot SL Bike Light Combo Set
  • The Streak headlight is plenty bright. There is more of a hot spot than some other lights, but I actually appreciate this vs a wide net of light because its nice to see potholes in advance.
  • They are super bright and noticeable in the daylight/at dusk which helps me feel safer and not worry if I do get caught out later.
  • There's a setting on each that produces a steady stream of low intensity light, and then a higher intensity flash, which is fantastic for helping cars judge distance and notice you.
  • Very bright head and tail light. Cycling in the day time with these lights you WILL be seen!
  • The 450 lumen headlight is definitely bright enough (if you shine it near by just looking into the light on the ground can hurt your eyes).
Cygolite Metro 500 USB Rechargeable Bike Light
  • I am now able to bike at the same speed that I'd bike during daylight because of how much I can see with this light.
  • This is a very, very good and bright light.
  • It is very bright and I have no problems seeing what's in front of me.
  • I use SteadyPulse(tm) most of the time as it keeps the light on high and flashes every second or so to make yourself more visible to oncoming cars.
  • Lots of different modes for just about any situation that you need. The headlight does an awesome job at illuminating your path.
Size & Weight
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
3.5 in.
4 in.
5.4 oz.
6.4 oz.
Control Type
Mount Type
Low Battery Indicator
Accessories Included
USB cable, Locktite™ tool-free handlebar mount, Seat post mount, Hotshot SL 50 taillight
USB cable, Handlebar mount
Water Resistant
2nd generation Locktite™ tool-free handlebar mount, USB Rechargeable
USB Rechargeable, Cree XM-L LED
What customers say about "Features"
Cygolite Streak 450 Hotshot SL Bike Light Combo Set
  • The mount is good. I feel like it is more secure than a stretchy rubber band.
  • Clamps seem strong enough for almost any type of cycling.
  • The headlight also pivots which is a big plus if you have an odd mounting position.
  • After completing a 1500 mile selfcontained cycle tour on a combination of single track, rail trail and roadways, in heavy rain, heat, mud and very rough terrain, these lights preformed flawlessly.
  • Both lights are pretty easy to mount and remove.
Cygolite Metro 500 USB Rechargeable Bike Light
  • Built like a tank and I like the clamp. Easy to slide the light on, or take off for charging.
  • Got caught in a downpour and everything got soaked. Light stayed dry and working (blinky mode) the entire time.
  • The low battery indicator, return to previous setting switch and various light settings are all useful.
  • The mount is excellent and super tight and sturdy, no shakes or rattles.
  • Even the handlebar mount is very high quality. The mount seems to be designed for smaller diameter handlebars, but it does also work on larger (32mm) bars.
Battery Type
USB rechargeable battery
USB rechargeable battery
Maximum Battery Runtime
100 hour(s)
30 hour(s)
Battery Charge Time
5 hour(s)
5 hour(s)
What customers say about "Power"
Cygolite Streak 450 Hotshot SL Bike Light Combo Set
  • The battery life is impressive. I've used the burst mode for 3 hours and the steady pulse for 3 hours on the Streak and have yet to charge it.
  • I have never had either light die during a ride and they last several (30-45 minute) rides on one charge.
  • Super bright, long lasting battery, excellent lighting options - best value around In My Opinion!
  • They hold a charge pretty well, do not rattle around on their mounting clips, and are pretty discrete.
  • Comes with a charging cord. Lasts a long time. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
Cygolite Metro 500 USB Rechargeable Bike Light
  • I have gone 2 weeks without charging it (3 riding hours) and it worked flawlessly.
  • I have an earlier model by the same maker that uses the AAA's. This is a significant design improvement in almost every way.
  • Battery life seems to be very good. I still have yet to run out of battery so I will report back when I find out how much life you get out of each charge.
  • No degradation in battery life after 3 years of light use.
  • Quality, durability, battery life, size and brightness are all top notch.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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