Looking for a tactical flashlight that’s tough, rechargeable and can mount to your bike? Look no further than the new Niterider Focus line, offering military-grade illumination…with a bike mount.

The Focus line gets XP-L Cree white LEDs and will come in four different models with lumen counts from 110 to 1000. Three of them are USB rechargeable.

“This segment is a natural extension for the brand,” said Jason Norman, marketing manager for NiteRider. “As an avid outdoorsman (founder) Tom Carroll only builds and designs products that meet his lofty and rigorous standards—no matter if you enjoy the outdoors on two feet or two wheels.”

Theyre made from high pressure, water resistant aircraft grade aluminum to achieve an IP66 rating. They have five electronic modes (turbo, high, medium, low and flashing) And can adjust from spot to flood beam patterns

They’ll offer bicycle specific mounts, too, making them a great commuter choice that’ll go with you beyond the ride.

Pricing and availability TBA.

Niterider.com

17 COMMENTS

  1. No. A light with a primitive lens, but without a proper mirror is NOT a cycling-friendly light. It’s just another general-purpose flashlight which cannot even produce a beam that is either efficient or safe for use anywhere except deep forest.

    A handlebar mount does not make it a cycling light, so please cut this BS. Why not just produce anything that complies with StVZO rules instead?

      • Have you every actually asked any driver about their perception of this light?

        Sorry, but there is no way in which a round beam can be as effective as a puprpose-formed one. Physics is not a matter of opinion.

        • Sorry, but there is no way a cycling-specific light can be as cost effective as a general purpose flashlight. Engineering is not a matter of opinion.

          • You are spot on correct. Matter of fact, two of my cars turn the headlights when the car turns, one will auto aim the highbeams as I go…when I am in the car that does not…well, I feel blind.

        • Who cares what drivers think, it’s not like they’re paying attention anyway? Basically 100% of them are on their phones 100% of the time they’re behind the wheel; some discomfort seems like a good way to get people to pay attention.

          If someone offered a light that would guarantee permanent eye damage to any driver, I’d take it happily.

            • I don’t see what issue you are getting at. When you use a standard flashlight as a bike light, it’s pointed down at the ground ahead of you, not level or upward at the driver’s eyes. You are trying to illuminate the road, not the trees. Also there is usually a lateral separation between an oncoming car and the cyclist of about 3 meters.

              • I wasn’t responding to you, and that’s clear from the comment hierarchy. With that said, a flashlight is not the optimal solution for a bike light.. A bike light, properly designed, can illuminate more road without impairing the vision of oncoming drivers. It’s not a difficult thing to do. It simply requires the light company pay an optical engineer who can wield a bit of magic with a stray light program.

                Yes, a flashlight will work, but it requires compromise.

                • I’ve been using a 1,000 lumen Nitecore MH10 for years, so I know it works well. A standard flashlight like that is cheaper, more reliable, and when the 18650 cell goes bad after a few years, you can just buy a replacement cell. With an integrated battery like nearly all cycling specific lights have, you are forced to throw the light out.

                  • As seen from your end, maybe. As seen from drivers, well, you can’t speak for them. Plus with 1000 lumens, the optical train would have to suck massively to not provide sufficient illumination. Given that, your response isn’t at all on point.

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