No matter when you ride, it’s always a good idea to use daytime running lights. To that effect, Niterider’s newest tail light is not only daylight visible, but it’s also visible from the sides, and designed to fit both round and aero seat posts.

Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype

Designed with a triangular profile, the light is extremely bright from the back with a full strip of LEDS, but it’s also very visible from the sides with 260° of visibility. And if you care about aerodynamics, the light profile is probably more aero than your typical square light as well.

Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype

The mounting side of the light features a channel to fit angled, aerodynamic seat posts and the light includes two different mounting straps to fit seat posts with fat profiles. Conversely, it also works on smaller, round posts with the smaller strap.

Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype

The Sentry has a single button on top to cycle through the the six different modes and has a micro USB recharge port on the bottom. Run time is between 4:30 and 30h depending on the mode, and recharging should take about 2:30. When it needs to be recharged, there is a low battery indicator LED that lights up.

Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype

The light checks in at 62g, and sells for $45. Available now.

Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype

Not available now is the new Lumina Dual 1800 which was shown as a prototype. We’re told that actual lumens could be as high as 2000, but they’re still testing the light to figure out what the rating will be.

Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype

Fitted with a collimator lens to direct the beam pattern, the light will have two LEDs which will also illuminate the side lighting.

Niterider Sentry Aero 260 taillight is super visible + Lumina Dual 1800 prototype

Mounting will be easier with the new quick release mount (which will fit up to 35mm bars), and modes and battery life will be controlled through the button on top. The light should have three modes plus Boost mode, with 1.5h run time on High (1hr on Boost), and will be USB rechargeable. Expect the light to ship by the end of the year for around $150.

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10 COMMENTS

    • Moore’s Law applies to more then just computer chips. When I first started night riding, I paid just slightly less than that for a 100 lumen night rider sol which had a crappy NiCad battery that lasted about an hour and a half when brand new and quickly went down from there.

  1. I wish they’d update or discount their pro-series batteries. Those haven’t changed, that I’m aware of, for 5 or so years now…if ever.

  2. Headlamps that only last for 1hr – 1.5hr are of zero use to me, but as with all things tech, I know these things will get smaller, lighter, brighter, with longer run times. So I’m always glad to read about new lights, because if for no other reason it makes me feel like I still have the best self contained (IE-no wires or external battery) light that’s ever been made and there is no reason to upgrade yet.

  3. I went and got the taillight for my wife’s bike. I might like it better than the Lezyne Strip Pro I use, which peaks at 300 lumens. That lit-up wedge shape on the Niterider really catches the eye.

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