NiteRider’s 2014 Product Line up: Something for everyone

Niterider Pro 2200 Dual Beam

For 2013, Niterider has expanded their lineup to include compelling options at nearly every price point.  This very complete lineup includes everything from the “I just turned the Sun on” Pro 3600 DIY light to the small blinky Lightning Bug 100 USB.

The Pro line is an often go-to light for those riding trails or racing off road at night.  This year, the Pro series grows from three to five.  Still sitting a the top is their Pro 3600 DIY monster.  New to the Pro series however, is the Pro 2200 Dual Beam Race at $399.99.  It comes with a four cell race battery to help keep it lighter.  The Pro 1200 is the other new addition, running $269.99.

Make the jump for the rest of the 2014 updates.

Niterider Lumina Flare

For the past year, my personal commuter light has been a Lumina 650.  Its rock solid, blindingly bright, and still has great battery life after a decent amount of use.  It’s great to see Niterider giving this line up some new additions, as well as increasing the overall output of the lights.  Sitting at the bottom of the Lumina series is the new super compact Lumina Micro 220.  This smaller, lighter, yet still bright enough light comes in at a very affordable $69.99.  The other addition to this series is certainly innovated.  The new Lumina Flare combines a 650 lumens headlight with a Stinger like taillight for what looks to be a near perfect helmet mounted light.  Retail for the ranger topper is $169.99.

Niterider Lightening Bug 100 USB

One of, if not the most, popular segment for bicycle lighting is the under $50 commuter market.  Niterider has stepped up the game here as well.  Their new Lightning Bug outputs 100 lumens and includes USB recharging for $49.99.  The Stinger tail light has also received the lovable USB upgrade and can be had for $34.99.  The Mako series is still present, and (one of my personal favorites) the Solas 2 Watt USB tail light, along with the 1 watt / .5 watt Cherry Bomb are still available.  These “be seen” lights are quickly approaching the “to see with” outputs.

Comments

Steven - 08/05/13 - 9:45am

Hopefully Niterider doesn’t really misspell “Lightening Bug” like this article does. And hopefully they’ve “expanded” their lineup, not “expended” it.

MS - 08/05/13 - 9:51am

Are any of the NiteRider lights still made in the US?

RUSTYDOGG - 08/05/13 - 4:29pm

re; MS comment. At those price points I really doubt it. Its good to see prices coming way down on lights these days. They have been overpriced for so long. With the decent offerings from companies like Genesis and the numerous other Chinese mfgs making some pretty nice lights.
I ran Niterider lights for 15+ years. They just slowly became clunky and chunky in the bike light department.

greg - 08/05/13 - 11:11pm

light n motion has similar prices and are made in the US. Google says Niteriders are as well.
i got a Magicshine that claimed 2000 lumens. problem is my L&M Seca 1400 blows it away. the MS at full power is barely brighter than the L&M at half power. All said and done, the chinese brands are not that much cheaper.

Psi Squared - 08/05/13 - 11:17pm

There’s more to a good light than just the number lumens. Quite often more money results in better light distribution.

Durainello - 08/06/13 - 11:21am

Cree T6 XML 7000lm at $40-$50 makes these lights a joke

Editz - 08/06/13 - 1:26pm

Still no focused optics for the commuter segment. This is the next big innovation guys – it’s all about where you put those lumens.

hawkeye - 08/06/13 - 10:56pm

I agree focussed commuter light optics are well overdue. Outputs have gotten to the stage where trail lights can present a major problem not only for oncoming cyclists but motor vehicle drivers too.

Something with focussed optics for street use at lower output levels and broad optics for high beam trail use would be a marketplace winner. The technology has been there for decades with motor vehicle headlights.

I mainly use 4yo Ay-Ups for commuting – my 2700 lumen german trail lights will fry possum retinas at 200m.

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