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The sun in the palm of your hand.

Sure, powerful, palm-sized headlights have been on the market for more than a few years, but did you ever expect to see light output that rivals your car's high beams? Well, whether or not you were ready for it, this is the reality. With CatEye's Volt 1200, you receive 1200 lumens of illumination, all in a rechargeable, self-contained package.

Yes, the Volt 1200 is larger than the Volt 300, however, it's still far smaller than lights with external batteries. The battery and light are housed in a self-contained body. It runs off of a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that's housed in a quick-change compartment that's ideal for long rides and commutes. And if your illumination aims are more focused towards 24 hour races, additional batteries and charging cradles are also available separately.

CatEye's Volt 1200 features two X2 LED lights, and it has five modes: Dynamic, Normal, All-Night, Hyper Constant, and Flashing. The battery will last 2 hours on Dynamic mode, 5 hours on Normal mode, 17.5 hours on All-Night mode, 14.5 hours on Hyper Constant, and a full 100 hours on flashing mode. The Volt 1200 features a low battery indicator and lighting mode memory function. And for both convenience and theft-prevention, it mounts easily on your handlebars.

The CatEye Volt 1200 comes with a USB charging cable and takes about 8 to 14 hours to reach a full charge. The entire unit weighs around 214 grams.

  • LED X2 bulbs
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Five lighting modes
  • Low-battery indicator
  • Handlebar mount
  • Water resistant
  • USB charging cable

Tech Specs

Power Source:
Batteries Included:
yes, rechargable
Dynamic, Normal, All-Night, Hyper Constant, Flashing
Burn Time:
Dynamic 2 hours, Normal 5 hours, All-Night 17.5 hours, Hyper Constant 14.5 hours, Flashing 100 hours
Claimed Weight:
214 g
Recommended Use:
night riding, commuting
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Excellent innovative Light hard to beat

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The light brightness, pattern and settings are hard to beat for the price. Another great product from Cateye who stands behind their products with great customer service. They could improve by making the battery removable. Also the sturdiness of the micro usb charging port should be improved. I have to return mine after 10-12 charges it is coming loose and hard to make it charge properly.

Additionally, these are so bright now they blind other pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. A beam pattern like projection lights in cars will need to be introduced as these pose a danger especially when on high settings.

Once they fix these design flaws, I'd give it 5 stars.

Using on an XtraCycle EdgeRunner 48volt 8Fun center drive electrified cargo bike. I would like to see some lights that can be integrated into the bike more and use onboard or generated power so they don't have to be removed for security purposes when leaving the bike.

The specs on the Cateye website say the battery is a removable cartridge type, are you saying that this is not the case?

Jay M,
The Battery is removable with a small hex wrench, this is probably good for waterproofing, it is not the kind of thing you would want change out on a ride, especially in the dark, but you could.