Based on our independent data, just 8% of electric scooters have sufficient lights.
This means that just a handful of models pass our strict criteria.
To help you pick the right electric scooter, we hand-tested and picked the top 6 electric scooters with lights.
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Budget Electric Scooters With Lights
Turboant X7 Max
Functional, portable, and commuter-friendly, the Turboant X7 Max is an extremely well-rounded electric scooter.
Updated from the popular Turboant X7 Pro, the Max comes with a larger frame, detachable battery (with lock), IPX4 water-resistance rating, and an all-new super-efficient folding mechanism.
There are plenty of things to love about this superb budget scooter, but none more so than its 300-lumen headlight and accompanying taillight. In a complete role reversal to the headlight – which has been seamlessly built into the fore of the handlebars – the taillight protrudes out of the fender. Yet, its prominent design is noticeable at night.
While we recommend adding an extra light for riding at night, the X7 Max boasts the best lighting setup among scooters in its price class.
Why We Recommend It:
Available for just $599.98, the Turboant X7 Max is the most affordable scooter on our list. And, while that means its lighting setup can’t match the more advanced (and more expensive) scooters on this list – it’s the only scooter we recommend for those on a tight budget.
Home to a plethora of upgrades, the X7 Max is a newly released version of Turboant’s most popular electric scooter, the X7 Pro. Both scooters share the same set of core features, but the X7 Max delivers even more value for money. The handlebars are taller making them better suited to a wider range of riders. The interface has been refreshed to make the digits brighter, larger, and easier to read. The updated drivetrain hardware and software result in a faster acceleration rate and longer range. The newly calibrated brake pads significantly improve braking performance. And – the cherry on top of the cake – the sleek, flowing design of the tapered deck and frame affords this scooter with an aesthetic that far surpasses that of its competitors.
Moving our attention to its performance, the X7 Max can hit speeds of up to 20 mph, accelerates smoothly, and can tackle gradual inclines comfortably. A cruise control feature keeps things easy on your thumb, while a trio of riding modes allows less experienced riders to cap their speed, and conserve the scooter’s battery while they’re at it.
Where the X7 Max excels, though, is in its range. With up to 32 miles off a single charge in its locker, it punches well above its weight – going toe to toe with scooters far above its weight and price classes. What’s more, its rapid charging time – anywhere between 4 and 6 hours – means you won’t be waiting an eternity for your scooter to be ready to ride again.
But one of the X7 Max’s finest flourishes – where features meet functionality – is its detachable battery pack. This feature, seldom seen on similar scooters, allows you to decouple the battery from the frame – making it simpler and more convenient to charge. It’s also lockable to provide an extra level of security and prevent thieves from running off with it.
Having a detachable battery means that, should you buy an extra unit, you can take it with you and sub it in mid-ride. Theoretically, you can double – or even triple, perhaps quadruple – your range. You’re limited only by what you can cram into a backpack.
Despite the absence of a conventional shock absorption setup (such as springs and swingarms), the X7 Max is still a thoroughly comfortable and enjoyable ride. Its two tires are pneumatic – meaning they’re full of air, rather than a solid foam or rubber (as so many of its rivals’ tires are). This air serves to soak up the road’s imperfections, while the large 10-inch profile provides a wide contact patch with the ground, offering a smooth, stable ride in all urban environments.
With a 3W LED headlight illuminating the path ahead, the X7 Max’s night-riding credentials are passable for well-lit areas. Sadly, it doesn’t boast much in the way of additional swag lighting – you won’t see any dynamic, deck-embedded ambient strip LEDs – but there is a responsive taillight that protrudes from the rear fender. There are also reflective decals that go some way toward making you more visible to traffic.
With a host of features, it’s easy to overlook build quality but the X7 Max has been designed to withstand wear and tear, as well as less optimal conditions. Its IPX4 water-resistance rating safeguards it from splashes, while the stippled silicone surface of its deck helps with grip in wet weather.
Make no mistake – the X7 Max may be durable but it’s also beautiful, as well as practical. Even without fancy, eye-catching swag lights, its all-black aesthetic, and red highlights have undeniable pulling power.
While more experienced riders will require a scooter with more oomph, first-time riders and commuters will find plenty to love about this scooter.
Boasting a slick folding mechanism and barely tipping the scales at 34 lbs, the X7 Max is both light and portable. Moreover, its dual braking system – including a hand-operated rear disc brake, and electronic brake – means it never loses sight of safety. Add in that handy downward-facing headlight, and the Turboant X7 Max is our top pick for safety-oriented riders on a budget.
Dependable, durable, and deliciously affordable, the AnyHill UM-1 is another superb budget option for riders looking to take to the streets after sunset.
Pairing a centered, K-MARK approved headlight with a reliable taillight, the AnyHill UM-1 ensures you’ll be able to see the way ahead and be seen by other road users.
Why We Recommend It:
For a scooter available for such a bargain price, the AnyHill UM-1 has an impressive lighting setup. Its K-MARK headlight (a device cribbed straight from the bicycle industry) gets its name from the Road Traffic Licensing Regulation.
This light has gone through a range of rigorous tests to ensure it doesn’t cause glare for road users coming the other way – so it comes with plenty of pedigree.
But of course, the UM-1 wouldn’t be here if it didn’t have a whole lot of other exciting features to back it up.
Among its excellent value-adds is its IP54 water-resistance rating, making the scooter splash-proof. The UM-1 also pairs with a mobile app, offering insights into your battery level, speed, and the status of your lights (on/off). The scooter even has a digital lock, which – although it prevents thieves from rolling it away – won’t stop any rogues from simply picking it up and walking off.
Turning our attention to the UM-1’s specs, its 16 mph top speed is finely tuned for busy urban environments. In comparison with the other scooters in the UM-1’s price and weight classes, it is a little slow in the speed stakes. Its acceleration rate, however, isn’t too bad – the UM-1 can go 0-15 mph in just 6.8 seconds.
Vehement velocity isn’t what this scooter was designed for – instead, it was made to be a reliable, easy-going ride. It’s an entry-level scooter that’s as friendly on the wallet as it is for the commuters and recreational riders that lay their hands on it.
Take its folding capability, for instance. The AnyHill UM-1’s one-click mechanism is one of the best we’ve tested, and – when folded – the frame stays that way via a savvy hook and latch combo. This makes the UM-1 easy to pick up and carry, while its slim stem and feather-like 29.7 lbs frame endear it to riders that want a small and portable electric scooter.
Range-wise, the AnyHill UM-1 tops out at 18.6 miles off a single charge. In comparison with scooters in its price and weight class, the UM-1 performs much better than it does on the metric of speed. Compared with the 19 most comparable models, the UM-1’s range places it in joint fifth position (for price) and joint third position (for weight). The process of charging the 36V 7.8Ah battery only takes around 4 to 5 hours, too – so you’ll be back out on the streets in no time.
It’s also worth noting that it is one of few budget models to have a high-quality LG battery.
While cheaper Chinese batteries are often chosen by manufacturers to bring the cost of a scooter down, they deteriorate quicker than their LG counterparts. Just as your phone battery decays the more you charge it, the cheaper cells used in scooter batteries do the same. So, with the UM-1 you’ll be getting more mileage over a longer period.
The AnyHill UM-1 also ticks the boxes of comfort and safety.
Like the Turboant X7 Max, the UM-1 compensates for its dearth of traditional suspension with a couple of 8.5-inch air-filled tires.
The UM-1’s braking performance is, without question, the best we’ve ever recorded on a budget scooter. Yep – with a rear disc brake backing up a front e-brake, the UM-1 will bring you to a stop in a staggeringly short 2.2 meters from 15 mph. This blows any form of competition out of the water – whether it’s a fellow budget scooter from Turboant or a high-performance model from Dualtron (widely accepted as the most powerful scooters on the market).
Ultimately, the AnyHill UM-1 offers so much. With an industry-certified headlight, terrific taillight, and braking, portability, and range prowess, it’s not only one of the best budget scooters with lights – it’s one of the best budget scooters, period.
Mid-Range Electric Scooters With Lights
Apollo City 2022
With a flowing design, folding frame, and an unrivaled feature-set, the Apollo City – reinvented for 2022 – is a beauty.
Sat just below the handlebars, its powerful headlight is seamlessly integrated into the stem – meaning visibility doesn’t come at the expense of aesthetics. On top of this, the responsive taillight lets traffic behind you know when you’re stopping, while its turn signals are a neat feature not often seen on scooters of its ilk.
Why We Recommend It:
When Apollo announced it was giving the City – one of its classic, most beloved flagship models – a refresh, we were initially cautious. It’s like when you hear that one of your favorite movies is set to be remade – you have mixed feelings.
Fortunately, our doubt was misplaced. The Apollo City 2022 improves on its forebear in just about every way imaginable: from its speed and suspension to its proprietary frame and self-healing tires. But there’s one enhancement we’re particularly interested in – the lights.
Boasting a strong headlight paired with a responsive rear taillight that blinks when you brake, the Apollo City 2022 is ideal for letting other road users know what you’re up to. And we haven’t even mentioned its turn signals yet – which are, hands down, the best we’ve ever tested.
The turn signals sit flush with the back of the deck. They are arrow-shaped lights that wrap around the scooter’s posterior to offer maximum visibility from both the side and rear. What’s more, the LED display lets you know when the signals are on via flashing arrows, beeps while in use, and the turn signals auto-turn-off after ten seconds.
So, a brilliant lighting setup? Check. But how do the rest of the City’s specs and features stack up?
In terms of the big ones – speed and range – the Apollo City 2022 is fairly middle of the road. Compared to the other models in its price and weight class, it’s neither the best nor the worst, but comfortably in the middle.
Don’t write the Apollo City 2022 off, because what ground it cedes to its competitors in specs, it makes up for in the pure, unadulterated quality of its build. Forged from a robust, space-grade aluminum alloy, the frame has been coated in a generous slather of oil paint, making it resistant to corrosion and wear and tear. Water damage, too – an IP56 rating offers all the protection you’ll need from less optimal environmental conditions.
While the City’s 57.8 lbs of poundage makes it beyond the upper weight limit of what we usually recommend for commuter scooters, it still packs plenty of portability. Beyond being quick and convenient, the one-click folding mechanism (easily among the best we’ve used) comes with an in-built safety button. This helps stop the latch from uncoupling on less even urban terrain and as a result, keeps the stem locked in an upright position while you ride.
Unsurprisingly, given the City’s pedigree, safety is paramount. The dual drum brakes supersede the drum and disc combo of the original Apollo City, while a regenerative brake adds a welcome dose of stopping power. All told, the braking setup will bring you to a safe stop in around 3.4 meters, while its spring and swingarm suspension setup ensures not only a well-balanced ride but a comfortable one, too.
Adding to its already impressive suite of features is its beautifully curved, flowing frame that’s been made with the best expertise and the toughest materials the electric scooter industry has to offer. Plus, if you want more pace and power, you can pay an extra $200 to upgrade to the dual-motor version.
Apollo Phantom 52V
Another Apollo model, the Phantom, benefits from all the build and ride quality features you’d expect from the Apollo brand. Which, of course, includes its headlight – a 1000-lumen beast capable of igniting even the darkest country roads.
Add turn signals, deck-embedded lights, and a responsive taillight into the mix, and the Phantom is one of the best-lit scooters money can buy.
Why We Recommend It:
When Apollo made the Phantom, they broke the mold.
Flaunting a proprietary design, quadruple suspension, and a next-gen display with 20 customizable settings, the Phantom is unique. And, with its classic pairing of steely silver and midnight black, it strikes the perfect balance between familiarity and freshness.
Take its lighting setup, for instance. The Phantom’s front headlight – centered between the handlebars, with a high placement and downward-facing angle – performs very well. With 1000 lumens broadcasting a bright, blistering beacon ahead, the Phantom is primed for nighttime rides. Similarly, the rear light – which is located on the back of the kickplate – offers functionality over frills. The piercing red light flashes when you brake, leaving no room for other road users to question your intentions.
Also worth a mention are the Phantom’s triangular front deck lights, and its turn signals at the rear. Yet, although the turn signals are a fantastic addition, we’d love them even more if they were fitted in the front and made an audible noise when engaged. This last feature is something we see on the latest version of the Apollo City – so we know it’s in Apollo’s wheelhouse. Here’s hoping it’s something we see on future iterations of the Phantom.
Even beyond the lighting, the proprietary design, and all those thrilling features, the Phantom offers plenty more to get excited about. With 38 mph of speed and up to 40 miles of range in its locker, it is no slouch when it comes to specs.
The Phantom also has its trailblazing suspension. It’s the only scooter on the market that’s equipped with a 45-degree, downward-angled quadruple spring suspension system. With dual springs sandwiching either tire, alongside the gorgeous gray swingarms, the Phantom strikes the perfect equilibrium of shock absorption.
When we first went to test the Phantom’s brakes, we were expecting high quality – and we got it. What we weren’t expecting, however, was so much choice. The Phantom comes in a tantalizing triumvirate of variations, depending on the amount of power – and the types of brakes – you’re seeking.
For the 52V version with mechanical brakes, it’ll cost you $1,899 (the variant we’re reviewing here). Upgrading to hydraulic brakes – which we recommend – costs another $200, while the Apollo Phantom 60V (also with hydraulic brakes) will set you back $2,499.
Unlike the scooters we’ve looked at so far in this list, the Phantom doesn’t get a passing grade for portability. At 77 lbs, it’s close to double the maximum weight we recommend for commuter scooters. Despite this, it does fold at the stem via an easy-to-use, yet secure mechanism, so it isn’t difficult to stow away in the closet or fit comfortably into the trunk of your car when vacation time rolls around.
Its lack of commuter-friendliness doesn’t bother us too much, though. The Phantom hasn’t been designed for entry-level riders – and it would be wasted on limited Monday to Friday usage. This scooter is ideal for more experienced riders looking for fun. Of course, the Phantom has a superb lighting setup, too – so it’s also perfect for those looking to ride well into the night.
Premium Electric Scooters With Lights
Wolf Warrior X GT
The Wolf Warrior X GT retains the look, feel, power, and build quality of its predecessor – the Wolf Warrior X Pro – but it goes the extra mile to deliver a suite of premium features that ensure a more refined riding experience.
Mounted halfway up the GT’s dual piston-like stem, are the iconic, instantly recognizable, owl-eye-like headlights. These lights are placed perfectly for cutting through the thick darkness of night-time rides – particularly if they’re taking place on country lanes where there’s less ambient light to assist you.
At the opposite end of the scooter, the taillight flashes with the brake, while bright turn signals and customizable RGB deck LEDs complete the exemplary lighting package.
Why We Recommend It:
With a deft blend of swag lighting and that of the purely functional kind, the LED setup wins a lot of hearts – including ours. Plus, the customizable RGBs – that line either side of the deck – can be controlled via a mobile app. From the app, you can change the patterns and colors, and even control the speed at which they shift and shimmer.
Building on the light show, the turn signals are controlled by a pair of tactile, cockpit-located buttons. The turn signals also double up as hazard lights – so you can flick them on to alert traffic to your plight in an emergency.
In fact, the lighting package is one of the design blueprints that was carried over from its predecessor, the Wolf Warrior X Po. While both scooters bear a striking similarity to each other, the GT delivers a welcome host of upgrades.
First on the list is the large 4.2-inch TFT display that replaces the original’s EY3 MiniMotors display. This gives you additional customization options, as well as a wealth of in-depth riding data. But the best part? It allows you to regulate the power of the ferocious 1100W motors via 6 riding modes (Eco, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Even better, you can choose to engage either one – or just both – of the motors. By controlling and capping the torque available, you can ease into the ride. This helps to build confidence by progressing through the speeds at your own pace.
Secondly, the GT introduces a slightly longer deck for more foot room, making it better suited to bigger riders.
Thirdly, new M16 3-Pin charge ports replace GX16 3-Pin ports. The latter are notorious for arcing, which can result in charge ports becoming damaged. Thankfully this has been rectified with the new ports where molded plastic has been used to isolate the pins and prevent arcing.
And finally, the most significant upgrade of all is the powerful 27A Sine Wave controllers. Thanks to these bad boys, the GT benefits from a faster acceleration rate and a buttery smooth throttle response that is worlds beyond what its predecessor’s Square Wave controllers could achieve.
Taking all of these improvements and combining them with the GT’s asphalt-burning performance paves the way for this scooter’s ability to captivate the minds of those riders that want an injection of fun in their lives.
With a top speed that can reach up to 43 mph, and a large 60V 28Ah LG battery that keeps the wheels rolling for 50 miles, the X GT sits firmly alongside some of the best (and fastest) performance scooters on the market. So how does it fare when we consider ride quality?
As well as all the design fundamentals that you’d expect a scooter of this quality to have – including strong hydraulic disc brakes, front hydraulic and rear spring suspension, and terrain-agnostic tires – the X GT comes well equipped for whatever you throw its way.
Not only are its frame and wide-spanning handlebars well suited to tall, short, heavy, and light riders alike, but the dual stem delivers a level of riding confidence that you can’t get on single stem models. Because electric scooters inherently have small wheels, riding them at top speeds can, at times, feel a little squirrely – especially if you're a beginner. This feeling – which can be unnerving – is eradicated by the dual stem. Add in the ergonomic handgrips and deck that both offer plenty of traction, and you’re left with a scooter that is as perfectly primed for night rides through the city as it is along dirt tracks.
Wolf King GT
Holding court at the summit of our list of the best electric scooters with lights is a familiar face: the Wolf King GT.
It looks, sounds, and rides like a monster, but adds the Midas Touch with a superior TFT display, a well-calibrated thumb throttle, and extremely tall handlebars.
Importantly, though, the GT delivers extremely bright dual headlights that illuminate everything with equal distribution, a smoked taillight, button lights, deck strip LEDs, and turn signals.
Why We Recommend It:
The King GT’s headlights are the same you’ll see on its fellow models in the Wolf range, including the X GT. And, like the Wolf range, these lights offer extreme performance – lighting up the road ahead of you with a brightness usually associated with a car or motorcycle, rather than a scooter.
On top of this, the GT flaunts a smoked, tinted taillight located on the rear fender, as well as turn signals that – when engaged – flash at the rear and on the side of the controller box. The GT’s button console also comes with light indicators, so you’ll always know whether they’re on or off.
Like all the best electric scooters with lights, the LED setup constitutes a mix of substance and style – and the King GT’s dual strips of deck-flanking lights certainly satisfy the requirements of the latter. With more lights than a Christmas tree, the GT’s litany of LEDs means you won’t only be able to see in the dark – but be seen, too.
Plus, it’s worth noting that – because the deck lights are hooked up to the light button on the handlebars – the entire lighting configuration turns on at once. This isn’t just a beautiful effect, but a convenient one, and a welcome departure from previous Wolf models, where separate buttons controlled the headlight/taillight and the deck LEDs.
Beyond its exquisite array of lights, the Wolf King GT offers virtually unparalleled performance. Dual 2000W motors and 72V 50A Sine Wave controllers enable a top speed of 62 mph and a blistering acceleration rate (the fastest we’ve tested), while a 35Ah LG/Samsung battery facilitates a maximum of 70 miles worth of range.
At $3,595, the GT doesn’t come cheap. But with hydraulic shocks and rear dual spring suspension adding to the serious stopping power that its 160 mm hydraulic disc brakes provide, you get what you pay for.
If you’re an experienced rider looking to take on the full gamut of conditions – from urban roads and dirt paths to forest trails and rocky, mountainous terrain – the King GT is for you. And, thanks to its wealth of high-quality lighting, your rides don’t have to be limited by the number of daylight hours, either.
Our Top Picks by Headlight Brightness
Ordered from highest to lowest lumen count.
Lumens (lm) are the units of measurement that denote how bright a light is. The more lumens, the brighter the light.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||2000 lm|
|Wolf Warrior X GT||$2,495||2000 lm|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,899||1000 lm|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||500 lm|
|AnyHill UM-1||$599||400 lm|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||300 lm|
Our Top Picks by Speed
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||62 mph|
|Wolf Warrior X GT||$2,495||43 mph|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,899||38 mph|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||28 mph|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||20 mph|
|AnyHill UM-1||$599||16 mph|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-15 MPH (Seconds)|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||1.7 s|
|Wolf Warrior X GT||$2,495||2.0 s|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,899||2.5 s|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||4.0 s|
|AnyHill UM-1||$599||6.8 s|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||6.9 s|
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||70 miles|
|Wolf Warrior X GT||$2,495||50 miles|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,899||40 miles|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||32 miles|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||25 miles|
|AnyHill UM-1||$599||18.6 miles|
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||55 miles|
|Wolf Warrior X GT||$2,495||38 miles|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,899||25 miles|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||25 miles|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||18 miles|
|AnyHill UM-1||$599||13 miles|
Our Top Picks by Braking Performance
Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.
|Scooter||Price||Braking From 15 MPH|
|AnyHill UM-1||$599||2.2 meters|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||3.0 meters|
|Wolf Warrior X GT||$2,495||3.0 meters|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||3.0 meters|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,899||3.4 meters|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||3.4 meters|
- Budget: Turboant X7 Max – $600
- Mid-Range: Apollo City 2022 – $1,499
- Premium: Wolf Warrior X GT – $2,495
- Budget: Turboant X7 Max – 32 miles
- Mid-Range: Apollo Phantom – 40 miles
- Premium: Wolf King GT – 70 miles
- Budget: Turboant X7 Max – 10 inches
- Mid-Range: Apollo Phantom – 10 inches
- Premium: Wolf King GT – 11 inches
- Budget: AnyHill UM-1 – 29.7 lbs
- Mid-Range: Apollo City 2022 – 57.8 lbs
- Premium: Wolf Warrior X GT – 83 lbs
- Budget: Turboant X7 Max – 10 degrees
- Mid-Range: Apollo Phantom – 25 degrees
- Premium: Wolf King GT – 50 degrees
- Budget: None
- Mid-Range: Apollo Phantom – Quadruple springs and swingarms
- Premium: Wolf King GT – Front hydraulic shocks, dual rear springs, and swingarms
- Budget: Turboant X7 Max – IPX4 water-resistance rating
- Mid-Range: Apollo City 2022 – IP56 water-resistance rating
- Premium: Wolf King GT – IPX5 water-resistance rating
Optional Seat Attachment:
- Entry-Level: None
- Intermediate: None
- Expert: Wolf King GT – Available for $145
How We Measure Light Brightness and What We Recommend
It’s important to note, that as per our recommendations for the best attachable headlights, lumens are the most accurate way to assess how effective any given light is.
Lumens (lm) are the units of measurement that denote how bright a light is. The more lumens, the brighter the light.
So, how many lumens does your electric scooter light need? Well, that depends on the visibility of the conditions you’ll be riding in. Our recommendations are as follows:
For street environments – whether they are well-lit or partly-lit – we recommend using a light with at least 800 lumens. Why? Well, this is the point at which you can begin to feel safe while riding since you can see the road and any obstacles ahead before it's too late.
For environments that are not lit, including streets, country roads, and forest tracks, we recommend using a light with at least 1000 lumens. In these circumstances, brighter is better, so if you can afford an electric scooter with a brighter light then we recommend doing so.
Lights that have a lumen level above 1000, give you a huge field of view and let you see potential obstacles – like gravel or potholes – far into the distance. Even if you are traveling at high speeds, these lights give you plenty of time to see anything that you’re coming up to.
Because a higher lumen count correlates with a higher scooter price, we advise you to choose from the electric scooters listed in our Mid-Range and Premium categories since these have strong lights.
However, we are aware that not everyone can afford these more expensive scooters and so, we have included a couple of budget options. Although the budget scooters don’t reach our minimum requirements for lumens, they are the best models with the brightest lights of their similarly-price competitors. Besides, you can always buy an additional headlight to bolster their effectiveness.
To further your understanding of what different lumen counts look like, see the graphic below:
What is the Best Electric Scooter with Lights?
Do Electric Scooters Come With Lights?
Many scooters come with lights, but not all of them are effective. Based on our independent data, just 8% of electric scooters have sufficient lights.
While we consider them a must-have, many scooter designers and manufacturers still think of lights as a nice-to-have feature. This is why we created a guide to the best attachable USB headlights.
When choosing a scooter, make sure you read its product description thoroughly before purchasing to find out if it comes with lights. Check for the different types of lights, including headlights (front), taillights (rear), deck lights (along the underside, or at the front and rear of the deck), and turn signals (at the front, sides, and rear).
How Do I Turn My Electric Scooter Lights On?
Most lights on electric scooters can be turned on via the cockpit – either from the button console, or the scooter’s LED display. Some models (such as the AnyHill UM-1) come with a mobile app. You can check the status of your lights from here, and switch them on and off with a tap.
Other models – like many in the Wolf range – have buttons located under the deck, which control the deck lights. This is separate from the button in the cockpit that controls the headlights. If a scooter also has turn signals, these will typically be controlled via a separate set of console-located (and usually arrow-shaped) buttons.
Can You Put LED Lights on an Electric Scooter?
Absolutely. You can purchase additional lights and attach these to your electric scooter’s handlebars or near the top of the stem – you’ll just need to ensure there’s sufficient space.
If your scooter has tapered handlebars or an unconventional stem shape, it may be more difficult to add lights, depending on how they can be mounted.
To explore the best lights that can be mounted on all types of electric scooters, be sure to check out our guide to the best headlights – a good one will cost you around $60.
Can I Ride an Electric Scooter at Night?
Yes, so long as the lights are powerful enough to illuminate the path ahead.
Not all scooters come kitted out with lights, and – of the ones that do – only a few boast LED setups powerful enough for riding at night.
The key thing to be aware of here is lumens. Lumens (lm) are the units of measurement that denote how bright a light is. The more lumens, the brighter the light.
For street environments – whether they are well-lit or partly-lit – we recommend using a light with at least 800 lumens.
For environments that are not lit, including streets, country roads, and forest tracks, we recommend using a light with at least 1000 lumens.
You can learn more about lumens here.