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Niterider’s OLED Lumina are new, adding a digital readout up top so you know remaining battery level and run time per setting. Two models are available, the 600 and 800 with lumen output matching the model name.

Both get 90 minutes to 9 hours runtime on a full charge depending on setting. There’s a new solid output with strobe setting that lays a bright flash over top of a constant beam so you can always see where your going while still getting a safety flash to alert drivers.

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Charge times have been reduced to just three hours for a full top off. Retail is $139 and $159 each.

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Bar mounts grab on with easy to use rubber straps, and the lights click in and out with a quick release tab, making it easier to pull them on and off for security or charging.

For the rest of the Lumina line, they’ve dropped the 400 and 250, with the latter becoming the Micro 350.

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The Pro Series trail lights get the expected annual bump in output for some models. The 1200 (top, left) goes to 1400 lumens, but the 1800 (top, center) stays the same. Race mode lets them run for 12-16 hours at 250 and 200 lumens. Retail is $249 and $299 respectively.

Besides output, the difference between the two models is that the 1400 has a single LED, and the 1800 has three LEDs, but has a lower output per diode to match the 12 hours of run time since it has to power three lights. Both come standard with their 4-cell battery.

The dual beam models start with the new 2800 Enduro (up from 2200 lumens) and includes a thumb switch and the 6-cell battery. The biggest of them all, the 3600, stays same but adds the thumb switch, too, and comes with an 8-cell battery. Retail is $399 and $499 respectively.

At the top of the range is still the $699 Pro DIY that let’s you program lumen output per and run times on your PC, giving you complete control over the settings. Still no Mac version of the software, though.

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The larger 6-cell and 8-cell batteries now come with an USB output so you can charge your phone, cycling computer or other accessories simultaneously (or on their own).

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Solas tail lights jump to 30 and 40 lumens, with retail at $30 and $40 respectively. The Sentinel, which was introduced last year and beams virtual bike lane lines onto the road via laser, bumps up to 40 lumens of blinking output. All of Niterider’s tail lights get new rubber strap mounts to fit any shape seatpost, aero or otherwise.

 

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The Sabre is new aero tail light whose shape sits flush behind a standard round seatpost. It gets six modes of pulse, flash and steady, plus an amber side light. It, along with

The Lightning Bug USB front light bumps up to 150 lumens.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Are these new rubber strap mounts going to hold as well as the clamp and crank models? The new display is cool but I’ve found hanging the lumina upside down is much better.

  2. I know blue led displays are super cool and all that, but I find it really annoying to have blue leds shining in my face when conditions are dark. That bit of directed blue light into your eyes causes the pupils to contract and makes the surroundings appear darker than they would if you used red leds on the display.

    While it might not have the ‘wow factor’ manufacturers should really look to make any displays on lights like this be a non-interfering with how eyes work.

  3. Agree with Dsand and Matt.

    Up until now NR had the best little mount for the lumina lights. Why on earth would they get rid of it? Very poor choice. I won’t even consider a light with a rubber band mount.

    I would hate to have the blue display screen lit up while riding. Hopefully it goes into a sleep mode and only lights up if you touch a button.

    Both points are deal breakers for me and ruin what was probably the best integrated commuter light.

    • Because the plastic mounts continually break…and you loose your light. NR got tired of giving out free lights. Ask me how I know. Just broke a mount today but luckily heard the light fall and recovered it. Most folks aren’t so lucky.

  4. Some of my guitar effect pedals have an obnoxious blue LED that blinds me like a laser beam, hopefully you can dim the display or turn it red…or move up to one of the component systems.

  5. Was thinking similar thing. That screen is going to be annoying. I have enough to look at on my garmin. Plus, people still carry batteries for lights in 2015?

  6. Hello All, Mike from NiteRider here. Just wanted to answer a couple of your questions:

    Regarding the OLED display, it can indeed be turned off with a quick push of a button.

    We liked the previous gen mount as well, but given the increased overall diameter of many of the bars being made today we felt it necessary to design a mount that offered more overall compatibility. Rest assured the new mount holds strong and will keep your light secure.

    @Ryan, the new Pro 1800 battery will indeed work with your Pro 1800.

    Thanks to all for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  7. Love NR lights, support your local light company! on my third gen. Just picked up the 800 OLED , Love it , love the screen, lockout is cool so it does not light my pack on fire accidentally. I request from the NR guys to carry a Go Pro to the mini light adapter , have a go pro mount stuck on my helmet , would be so awesome to just slip the light in. Keep up the awesome work!

  8. Just got the 800, one for me and one for the wife, and it is bad ass! The screen is crisp and easy to read. The rubber strap mount has been stable on two different handlebar diameters. Time will see on that as it stretches. Output is excellent for the Alaskan commuter confronting moose in the dark on the trail to work. The wife had a huge smile on her face when she saw what the NR did compared to her ten year old LED lamp. If only I had this lamp when I was a kid!

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