In 2012, NiteRider took advantage of LED advancements and managed to double the output of many of their lights. While we do see some increase in overall lumens output this year, NiteRider also focused on innovation, and refining other aspects of the products, such as design, runtime, weight, and price.
One of my personal favorites is the NiteRider Cordless 650 USB rechargeable light. For 2013, the Cordless series is gone, being replaced by the Lumina Series. The new Lumina series is made up of the aptly named 350, 500, and 650, each having USB recharging and each being approximately 40% smaller than their predecessors. Priced at $89.99, $109.99, and $139.99 respectively, you get a lot of bang for your buck here.
The Mako series introduced last year hit the mark for a budget friendly, quality commuter light. For 2013, the series is expanded to include the Mako 200 USB rechargeable light. Priced at $64.99, this is one of the best value commuter lights you’ll find. And while seeing where you go is important, so is being visible from behind. NiteRider has the super bright Solas 2 Watt USB tail light for that.
For those night time trail riders and endurance racers, the ever popular Pro LED series gets spec bumps too. NiteRider has upped the baby 1500 lumens light to 1800 lumes. The daddy 3000 is now upped to a blinding 3600 lumens output. The best part, both lights remain the same price. And back for 2013 is another one of my personal favorites, the MiNewt 750 Pro.
Full press release and images after the jump.
June 14, 2012 (San Diego, CA) – For the 2013 product line, NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems shows significant innovation aimed at delivering serious light output and value pricing for cyclists.
Leading the lineup is the new Lumina Series, replacing the widely popular Cordless Series. The Lumina will be available in three models aptly named by light output – the 350, 500 and 650. These wireless USB rechargeable lights have approximately 40% less overall mass than its predecessor. Noticeably smaller and lighter, these lights deliver substantial output in an incredibly compact package, making them the most versatile, no compromise lights suitable for both urban and trail use. Even bigger news is the pricing that starts at $89.99 for the Lumina 350, $109.99 for the Lumina 500 and $139.99 for the Lumina 650.
Building upon the successes of the highly popular Mako line released last year, NiteRider re-released the line with five models geared at maximizing light output and affordability all within the $25-$65 price range. The series includes the Mako 5.0 and three models signifying lumen output with the Mako 100, 150, 200 and 200 USB. Riders can now have 200 lumens of light, USB rechargeable and spend $64.99. Across product lines, the Mako and Lumina Series’ represent the best cost per lumen since the application of LEDs in cycling lighting. Also new is the blindingly bright two-watt USB rechargeable tail light, the Solas.
Known for its top of the line, race ready rechargeables, the flagship Pro 3000 LED is now replaced with the Pro 3600, delivering 600 additional lumens with no increase in price. The Pro 1500 LED Race is replaced with the Pro 1800 remaining at $349.00 and the 2012 favorite MiNewt 750 Pro returns in 2013 with an all new handlebar mount and a price reduction of $20.00. “More and more often we are seeing lumens being touted as the number one attribute when talking about bike lights. While certainly important, we believe there are other factors that also figure prominently into a well designed and performing bike light, such as beam pattern, run times, weight and price. We pushed the limits to bring our customers the absolute best product in terms of output, performance and durability at the best possible price,” noted VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Ely.
Product will begin shipping early July and the full line live online July 1st.
NiteRider Technical Lighting was founded in 1989 and is the leader in bicycle lighting. Located in San Diego, California, NiteRider products are regarded for durability, performance and cutting edge technology combined with superior customer service. To learn more, visit www.niterider.com.