NiteRider Lumina 550
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Price $69.99 at Amazon$242.93 at Amazon$99.95 at Amazon$164.99 at Competitive Cyclist
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Pros Bright, wide and even beam pattern, illuminated on/off switch, easy on and off handle bars, good valueGreat beam distance and quality, lasts four hours in high modeWide even beam pattern, bright, illuminated on/off button, swivel mountVERY bright, wide and even beamWide, even beam pattern, multiple blinking modes
Cons Short (1.5 hour) battery lifeVery heavy, expensive and time-consuming to install and removeBeam could be more even/less narrow, battery life on the short sideCan get super hot, heavy, short battery life, 18-hour full charge time, requires two hands to take on and offMinimal swivel, short battery life
Bottom Line This light not only is a great value but it has a super bright and even beam patternThis is your go to light for quality and distance of beamThis light is bright, swivels nicely and even has an illuminated on/off switchThis light has an extremely bright and wide beam but it does take a while to fully charge and can get hot if used for an extended period of timeAlthough it has a shorter battery life, it has a wide even beam with multiple blinking modes
Rating Categories NiteRider Lumina 550 NiteRider Pro 1800 NiteRider Lumina 750 Light and Motion Taz 1500 Cygolite Expilion 850
Brightness (40%)
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Beam Quality (25%)
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Portablity (15%)
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Specs NiteRider Lumina 550 NiteRider Pro 1800 NiteRider Lumina 750 Light and Motion... Cygolite Expilion...
Max Beam Distance (m) 146 m 175 m 180 m 144 m 147 m
Battery Life (hours) 1.5 hrs 3.8 hrs 1.7 hrs 1.6 hrs 1.4 hrs
Battery Type USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge
Mount Options Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar Handlebar/Helmet
Installation Tool-free Tool-free Tool-free Attached Tool-free
Swivel Mount Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 180 g, 6.3 oz 500 g, 17.6 oz 182 g, 6.4 oz 220 g, 7.8 oz 174 g, 6.1 oz
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