Boost isn’t just a new hub standard that you may or may not be stoked about. It’s also a new way to get even more light out of your favorite Niterider headlights. How do you get more light out of the same unit? It’s all about run time. In the past, Niterider has rated the lumen capacity of their lights to a 1.5 hr test. Most lights will drop in brightness over time, so it’s the brightness at the end of this time span that was used to measure the lights. However, over the first hour or so, Niterider’s lights don’t really drop all that much which meant that they could add another power mode called Boost.
Now, their top three standalone Lumina bar mounted lights will include low, medium, high, and Boost settings. To access the extra power (and shorter run time), the OLED, 950, and 750 lights crank out the Boost with a double tap of the button. Otherwise, it’s business as usual for the three lights with 950 lumens max for the top two, and 750 lumens for the aptly named 750. Pricing will run $149.99, $99.99, and $79.99 respectively.
If you’re looking for a little less light or a powerful rear light, there are a few new options there after the jump…
While tiny, the Swift still packs a powerful 350 lumen punch. The USB rechargeable light easily straps to your bars and has up to 21.5 hrs of run time at just 82g. Alone it will sll for just $34.99, or you can pair it with the Sabre 50 rear light for $59.99. The Sabre is also USB rechargeable and provides up to 7.5 hrs of run time and a max of 50 lumens.
Along with the Sabre, Niterider was featuring three other tail lights in the Solas 100 and 150, and the Sentinel 150. All four feature DVF or Daylight Visible Flash – tail lights aren’t just for the dark anymore. Each is USB rechargeable with maximum lumens corresponding to the name while the Sentinel adds in Laser biker lanes. Prices range from $24.99 for the Sabre, $39.99 for the Solas 100, $49.99 for the Solas 150, and $54.99 for the Sentinel 150. Most of the lights above are coming soon.