Cygolite Hotshot SL Light Review

Cygolite Hotshot SL Tail Light

What They Say:

The Hotshot SL 30 is one of the hottest tail lights available. It boasts a powerful 30 lumens of attention-grabbing flashes. Its integrated Li-ion battery allows convenient USB charging, while exclusive features such as OSP® Technology lets you quickly fine tune each of the 4 flash speeds to your preference. Lasts up to 200 hours on a single charge.

What We Say:

The rear light companion to the Cygolite Dash Pro 450, this has a flimsier feel than its forward-facing cousin and at 80g is over 20g lighter. But don’t be fooled-this packs real power and kicks out 30 lumens, which is plenty bright enough to get you seen if city cycling is your thing.

There are four flashing modes, too – steady, single flash, triple flash, and something that Cygolite accurately call SteadyPulse. Like the Dash Pro, it will remember the last light setting you used, so if you have a favourite you won’t need to keep resetting it.

It is also rechargeable via USB and has a low battery indicator, warning you when it’s time to top up. Battery life ranges from 2-200 hours depending on which mode you use and attaches to your seatpost or clothes via a built-in clip.

Verdict: 7/10

Pair this with the Dash Pro 450 and you’ve got yourself an excellent set of urban cycling lights. The Hotshot’s design provides excellent side visibility too.

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