CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight

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CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight
If your commute or midnight trail-nanigans warrant a long-lasting, ultra-bright LED headlight, have a look at the Cygolite Expilion 680 cycling headlight. At 680 lumens, you can pretty much blind oncoming traffic, but since you have 8 modes, you can tone it down around town and save the pyro show for when you are bombing down a deep forest single track on an after-dark session. For all its muscle, Expilion 680 weighs only 140g, and its hi powered lithium-ion battery holds a charge for a ridiculously long time.
  • Features 8 Lighting Modes: (5 brightness and 3 special) Medium, High, Boost, Low, 2-in-1 SteadyPulse, Day Flash, Walk, and SOS
  • 2-in-1 SteadyPulse illumination combines steady brightness to see by and an alerting flash to be seen
  • Smart charging via USB port and wall outlet
  • Quick-release Li-ion battery stick is easy to swap-on-the-fly
  • Item includes headlight unit, battery stick, USB wall charger, USB charge cable and handlebar mount
  • Run Time is a whopping 22 Hours
  • Weighs in at only 140 g
CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight
  • MFPARTNUMBER EXP-680-USB
  • WEIGHT 140g
  • UPC 745025036107
  • RUN TIME 22 hrs
  • CHARGER USB or Wall
  • BRIGHTNESS 680 lumens
  • MODES 8
  • BATTERY Li-ion
  • MOUNT Handlebar
  • Rating 4

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CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city (9)
    • Road biking (9)
    • Mountain biking (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (7)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (6), Comfort oriented (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    4.0

    Great product

    By Don's

    from California

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Extreme Sports
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

      i like this light its very bright and not bulky style so it looks good on the bike too and it seems to have a good durability as far as the material and the quality. the only down grade its just taking kind of long to charge it or otherwise I'll give it a 5 stars, as far as the battery lasting I really don't know it yet since i only use it for 1 hour at a time...hopefully the battery will last...???.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great for Mountain Biking

      By Addicted to peddling

      from Texarkana, USA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

        This light is bright enough but still lightweight enough to use on the trail as a helmet light(1 hour or so). On the road it's great too, just can't leave it on the brighest setting on longer rides (2.5 - 3 hours). Even so, the power button will flash, and I just drop it down to a lower setting. Just got another for the wife. Tonight is her first nighttime trail ride. Fun!!

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice tight beam is great for road riding

        By Marty

        from NH

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Narrow Beam
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Battery Engagement

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

        I use this light (mine is the Expillion 700) with my Exposure Diablo road cycling thru the winter. The Expillion provides a nice narrow beam for down-road illumination and the diablo for backup and peripheral illumination. I wish the removable battery had a more positive engagement, it's easy to turn the battery loose while handling the light.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        Bright light but clunky and poor design

        By commuter

        from Ohio

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

          I have the 350 lumens version but the design is virtually the same-they look identical. It's plenty bright even on the darkest roads but the design of the actual light is subpar. The big, squishy button is difficult to push with gloves on and it always bumps into something and turns on when I put the light in my backpack while not in use.

          After four months of use the button stopped working and the light kept getting stuck on various settings. Having it stuck on strobe while riding through a residential area in 15 degree weather is not fun. for the $60 I paid for the 350 lumens version, I expected better.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simple To Use

          By Mister Colorado

          from Denver, Colorado

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

            I like the blink function. It uses less electricity, warns motorists that I am there, and still lights my way.

            I have read comments about the orientation of the handle bar mount pointing the wrong way. This is totally flexible. Just unscrew the cradle until it turns, turn it around, and tighten the screw. Now the mount can be adjusted from the back of the handle bars rather than the front.

            The battery can be removed and replaced with a fresh one on the fly, so running out of light is not a problem.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Cygolite Expilion 680 Headlight

            By Ottomatik

            from NW Ohio

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Extreme Sports
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

            I intend to use this light on a mountain biking trip through the Rockies and also while touring cross-country. I've had the light in the woods on a trail and it is much brighter than a hunting light that is rated at 388 meters with 134 lumens. One feature that would have been nice to have would be an adjustable beam from spot to flood. Also, the dust cover for the USB plug seems flimsy and it will not endure too much use. Otherwise, it seems to be a very good light.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Really bright light, even in daytime

            By mastachinn

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bight Enough For Daylight
            • Bright Enough For Daytime
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Rechargeable
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • pricey
            • PRICY

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

            This light is rechargable and has a low charge warning. I can detect the flashing 100 feet away off of parked cars, street signs, and traffic signs in broad daylight. It mounts and removes easily. It is pricey so you might want to remove it when parked. I have owned this light for a week and I really like it.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Another quality Cygolite

            By Bob

            from Gainesville, FL

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking
              • Walking The Dog Also

              Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

              As they have come out I've ugraded from the 180 lumen to 250 lumen to 350 lumen and finally to my current 680 lumen. I've been very satisfied with Cygolite and will continue to purshe them until they give me reason not to.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works great!!

              By MTB Dad

              from NorCal/Eastbay,CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Usb Cover

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

              Light is fantastic, easy to use and has so many settings which makes it easy to conserve the battery. Wish it came with helmet attachment. I use this 95% off-road. Clamp stays tight unless your really bombing on rough trails.
              Great light!!
              Only issue as stated by other reviewer, USB cover is flimsy little rubber cover that doesn't stay on the USB port and prob. won't last long.

              Would buy again and recommend.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ultrabright fantastic headlight

              By Kent

              from Sandy, UT

              About Me Commuter

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Multiple Daynight Modes
              • USB rechargeable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about CygoLite Expilion 680 Headlight:

                I have used this for a year now and have had no problems. It is very bright with day and night flashing and constant modes. The day flash mode is bright enough that a driver stated he saw me coming from two miles away and wanted to know what kind of light I was using. The night flash mode is just as bright with the light is on more than off allowing you to clearly see the road while alerting motorists. It also has numerous constant light levels. It detaches easily so that you can use it as a flashlight. The connection clamp accommodates varying handlebar diameters. Finally, the internal battery charges via a USB connection. The only negative I have is the rubber USB dust cover which broke off soon after I purchased it.

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                • No

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