NiteRider Lumina Flare 650 with Intergrated Tail Light $169.95
Light up the night.
Riding your bike isn't really that complicated, so why should that beautiful simplicity go out the window just because the sun has set? If you've got a Niterider Lumina Flare 650 light strapped to your helmet, it's as simple as charging it up and turning it on. That's because the lightweight lithium-ion battery frees you from cables and remote batteries. Better yet, there's a small red light at the back, so you'll be visible to motorists traveling both directions. Whether you're commuting, or your schedule simply dictates riding at night, the Lumina Flare will keep the trail, and you, illuminated.
The Lumina 650 is so named for its 650 lumen maximum output. At full output, it will run for an hour and a half, but if you need to extend the battery life, there are four total settings, each activated via the large button atop the light. For example, running it at 350 lumens, you'll double the battery life, pushing it to three hours. And at the low 40 lumen Walk mode, the battery life extends to a whopping 18 hours. It's all possible thanks to a lightweight lithium-ion battery, which keeps the Flare at 177g without mounting hardware. That makes this a veritable featherweight that packs a serious punch.
The Niterider Lumina Flare 650 light includes the light, internal Li-Ion battery, oversized handlebar mount, helmet mount, and USB charger cable.
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The sun is setting the trails are call'n
If you haven't ventured out on your bike after the sun sets or rises, then you haven't fully grasped the joy of being on a bike! Night riding is one of the most exciting and fun activities you can do on a bike, especially a mountain bike. The most important piece to getting out there after dark is having a good light to light the path in front of you. I strongly suggest the NiteRider Lumina Series 650 and 550...buy it and try it...you'll never look back!
You haven't gone on a Night Ride?
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you haven't ventured out on your bike after the sun sets or rises, then you haven't fully grasped the joy of being on a bike! Night riding is one of the most exciting and fun activities you can do on a bike, especially a mountain bike. The most important piece to getting out there after dark is having a good light to light the path in front of you.
There is a lot of talk out there about Lumens, how many lumens do I need, or should I have?
Like any product, it varies by the quality of the product and how honest the manufacturers are about their products. Don't be fooled by low price points and really high lumens claims. Anything under a hundred bucks shouldn't be over 500 lumens. IMHO
For NiteRider, they don't need to overstate their lumens and aim to hit some crazy aggressive price point. The lumens they put on the box is as close to the most accurate statement of what Lumens you will actually get while out there crushing the singletrack and having a blast in the dark.
I've been using the Lumina 550 and the 650, one for my helmet and one on my handlebars. That combination is really ideal for night time single track riding. I definitely suggest buy two lights!
+ Dropped from my handlebars numerous times - Took a lick'n and kept on tick'n
+ Has Four Light modes: High, Medium, Low, and Flashing
+ One of the Most accurate Lumens stated on the box to what you actually see on the trails
+ Very good Price-to-Performance offering for their Lumina product line
+ Lumina 650 comes with Handlebar Mount and a Helmet Mount for your preference
+ Best battery life of any light brand I've used over the years, this is a HUGE plus for NiteRider!
On more than one occasion the handlebar mount has dropped my light
+ Use Rubber Bands to hold down the Lumina to the Handlebar mount to prevent accidental detachment
+ Check out 3rd party handlebar mounts from ProMountBillet, K-Edge, and others
+ Buy two lights, one for your helmet and one for your handlebars