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A light weight solution to late night trail rides

Late night trail rides and endurance races call for a light that's brighter than the one sitting on the handlebars of your commuter bike. A light with 500 lumens might work well at dusk, but it doesn't provide sufficient lighting when you're speeding down a single track that's enshrouded in darkness. The NiteRider Pro 1800 LED Race Light steps in when lower lumen lights aren't enough. Producing more light than the average car headlight, the Pro 1800 will illuminate the darkest trails with what looks like the mid day sun.

The light output of the Pro 1800 isn't the only thing that makes it the go-to light for endurance riding. The combination of a lightweight construction and an 1800 lumen output make it an ideal choice when you're going for speed and don't want the added weight of multiple lights on your bike. Designed to cast a wide beam of light across the trail, the Pro 1800 uses CREE LED bulbs to create a bright beam that sustains battery life and reduces the amount of heat that the bulbs produce.

The light has four solid settings -- high, medium, low, and walk, plus a flash mode. Depending on your setting, the light will last for 1.5 hours at 1800 lumens, three hours at 700 lumens, six hours at 400 lumens, and 25 hours at 80 lumens. If you have the light on your bars or helmet, adjusting the light setting during a climb is simple with the easily-accessible output button on top of the light. The eight-step fuel gauge on the light gives you an accurate reading of how much battery is left -- so you know when you need to hustle over to the service course for a battery swap.

Since LED lights produce an incredible amount of heat, the Pro 1800 uses a Borofloat lens on the front of the light -- this isn't your average flashlight glass. Compared to the boilerplate tempered glass, NiteRider uses Borofloat, a form of borosilicate glass, that won't shatter when your hot light falls into a cold stream after a jump-gone-wrong.

The NiteRider Pro 1800 LED Race Light comes with an AC adaptor, helmet mount, handlebar mount, and cable extension. It's Explorer headband compatible, it has a charge time of about 4.5 hours, and it weighs in at an estimated 435g.

Note: If you're a current owner of a NiteRider Pro series light, your battery docking station is compatible with the Pro 1800 LED Race Light battery pack for charging.

  • Five brightness modes: 1800, 700, 400, 200, 80-lumen output
  • Three strobe modes: Flash, SOS, Beacon
  • Eight-step gauge with four bar LEDs
  • Helmet and handlebar mount included
  • Lithium-ion battery with 5-hour charge time
  • AC adapter included
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
Power Source
4 cell Li-ion battery
Batteries Included
high, medium, low, walk, fash
Burn Time
1.5 - 25 hours
helmet, handlebar
AC adapter, helmet mount, handlebar mount
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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435 g

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Excellent for Night Riding

    This light allows me to go fast and stay safe. It is very bright. Although it has a huge battery and is somewhat cumbersome, it is great to have a very bright light with 2.5+ hours of major brightness. It is expensive, but I justify it as a insurance policy. My dog loves running the trails with me at night and this allows him to do it without having to talk to every other dog on the trail.

    Very Bright!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have only used this light once on a ride, but i could see everything as if it was daylight. Warning, cars will flash their brights at you as this light is that bright!


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased this light and compared it against the Niterider 1400, The Light in Motion Seca 1800, and an $30 special. This light had the second best beam pattern of the lights I tested, the best overall distance of light, the warmest light color, but the worst battery life(although it exceeded expectations). I got over 2.5 hours burn time with this light on high. It dimmed a bit and gave some flickers for the 20 minutes until it died. Overall I was very impressed. Niterider has a superior handle mount compared to the Seca, but the Niterider helmet mount in large and a bit clumsy. I prefer the Seca's use of a GoPro mount for the helmet. The battery is the same between both niteriders, and the niterider battery mounts the most securely to a mtn bike frame of any the lights tested. The battery indicator is a nice touch, but the niterider battery takes about 2x as long to charge as the Seca's.This light could be used as a standalone light, but it is still best combined with another light source to mitigate shadows. I had a difficult time picking between this light and the Seca. For me I preferred the smaller battery (for backpack carry), faster charge time, higher water resistance standard and go pro mount of the Seca. It made more sense for me to use the Seca as my primary helmet light for both skiing and mountain biking.

    Unanswered Question

    Does this include the extension cord for mounting to a helmet?

    Do you enjoy seeing things?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If so, this light is for you. Bright. No photos will help do it justice. But the beam is wide, spread out well, bright without being overpowering, and the product works well. I currently ride this on the bars and a lumina on my helmet for more of a spot pattern. Highly recommended, and Niterider stands behind their product.

    Do you enjoy seeing things?

    Great light!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    A friend asked me to go on a mountain night ride with him. I really wanted to go, but was hesitant about riding at night. My biggest fear was that I was going to endo over my handlebars for lack of light. My local bike shop was demoing these lights, so I decided to take it on a spin.

    I found the set-up for the mount of my helmet complicated. I took me a while before I was able to get it together.

    The light is not heavy; which is great because I didn't want it tilting my helmet to the side or forwards. The cord didn't come in my way or hit me in the face.

    The light was great! I was able to see everything I wanted while on the trail. Definitely made me a more confidant rider.

    I give this light 4 stars because of the difficulty I had initially setting the mount on my helmet.


    perfect brightness; not to blinding at close ranges, great broadcast, i use this for biking, hiking, and finding wildlife.

    Avg. ride time: 4h 54m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Great light, needs more battery

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As an avid cyclist and skate skier in Alaska, I spend 100+ days a year using my lights. I've used several previous NiteRiders, the Storm and Moab HID lights, and am now on my second season with this Pro 1800 Race. It's the best light of the bunch, with a nice broad, even beam and terrific power on the 1800 lumen setting, which is really great in the fall when the woods are damp and inky dark, and just absorb light. The light head is small and lite, and works great on a helmet. The downside is that the high setting really sucks down the battery. I haven't run it to shut-down, but I get less than an hour on high before I'm down to one flashing red indicator light on the gauge. I thus run it on the medium setting, which is pretty equivalent to the HID lights, and only flip to high on the faster descents, and then can get about 3 hours. By comparison, my Moab with about double the battery size gets over 10 hours. I love this light, and just wish NiteRider would offer a 6 or 8 cell Enduro battery.

    Could be better

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My first one was replaced by nr since the light would switch on by itself. No hassle by nr.

    I think I would consider the 1200, the 1800 drains the battery quick at the high setting. Overall it's a nice light but could be better for the price. One major dislike is that it can easily be switched on by accident, the switch has a light touch and is not protected. It's a must to disconnect the battery when transporting.

    Amazing light

      Mountain bike as fast as you do in the daylight.

      Ski at night.

      Longboard empty streets at 3am.

      It is amazingly light on your head because the battery pack is stored either on your bike frame or easily into a backpack. The extension in the battery cord makes it simple. They battery life is pretty nice also (pretty accurate to the times listed in the description). I went on a midnight ski tour last winter and was a little worried about the battery life because it was 0 degrees F when we were skinning up. However it didn't seem to phase it. Stayed bright for the whole ski.

      I highly recommend this light! you can really do anything with it.

      I just wish there were some mounts that allowed you to put it on a helmet that does not have vents. The vent helmet mount and handlebar mount work great though.

      Avg. ride time: 7h 19m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.


        I had a NiteRider SlickRock 900 and it was hard to believe there was anything better than that, but when bulb-replacement time arrived, I decided it was more economical to buy a new system, and chose the Pro 1800. On it's lowest setting, this Pro 1800 nearly matches the low-setting output of the SlickRock and is more than adequate for commuting, but on high, the Pro 1800 is just out of this world. Upgrades include a battery life indicator (very much appreciated), instant-on (the SlickRock had to warm up to full intensity), and a wider U-shaped beam that covers the entire road surface from shoulder to shoulder, but somehow manages to focus the highest intensity right in front of me. It can literally light up my yard, it's so bright. High-speed road descents are well within the scope of the Pro 1800. I've yet to take it off road. The whole system is incredibly lightweight. The wire connections are a little confusing at first, but they are solid & won't unintentionally separate. Handlebar mounts are very good, as is the helmet mount. I haven't found anything I don't like about this light yet. If you're a dedicated dark-rider who's willing to drop some coinage for the best, this is your ticket...lightweight, superb performance & features all converge to make this one hell of a light