Posted by Eric Roque on

04 DECEMBER 2020

With daylight dwindling in the fall season of the Northern Hemisphere, published a roundup review of this year’s top light systems for night riding. Their list of 12 includes two models in the Giant Recon series: the Recon HL 1800 and the Recon HL 800.

Tester Brian Gerow named the Recon HL 1800 the “Best trail and commuter combo,” claiming that it “is a bright beam at a reasonable price that spreads its light to the sides well, making it an ideal handlebar floodlight.”
Gerow was impressed with the HL 1800’s Smart Mode feature, writing: “The light stands out from the crowd with its ability to sense ambient light and automatically brighten accordingly. Left in Smart Mode, it will keep the power output lower and save battery until full power is needed, and if you want a particular setting you can easily switch modes.”
The Recon HL 800 earned the “lightest multi-mount option” award. Gerow found that the lightweight system “makes the ideal helmet-mounted complement to the broader HL 1800.” He was also impressed with its battery life, writing: “With 3.5 hrs run time in the 400Lm setting, this light will shine bright through most winter night rides, clicking into the 800Lm mode for the fast bits.”
For more, check out the full review at
And for detailed information on the full range of Recon lights, click here.



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