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NiteRider Pro 1800
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $287.67 at Amazon$99.95 at Amazon$164.99 at Competitive Cyclist
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Pros Great 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 modesBright, wide and even beam pattern, illuminated on/off switch, easy on and off handle bars, good value
Cons Very 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 lifeShort (1.5 hour) battery life
Bottom Line This 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 modesThis light not only is a great value but it has a super bright and even beam pattern
Rating Categories NiteRider Pro 1800 NiteRider Lumina 750 Light and Motion Taz 1500 Cygolite Expilion 850 NiteRider Lumina 550
Brightness (40%)
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8
Beam Quality (25%)
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Battery Life (20%)
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Portablity (15%)
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Specs NiteRider Pro 1800 NiteRider Lumina 750 Light and Motion... Cygolite Expilion... NiteRider Lumina 550
Max Beam Distance (m) 175 m 180 m 144 m 147 m 146 m
Battery Life (hours) 3.8 hrs 1.7 hrs 1.6 hrs 1.4 hrs 1.5 hrs
Battery Type USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge USB Recharge
Mount Options Handlebar Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar Handlebar/Helmet Handlebar/Helmet
Installation Tool-free Tool-free Attached Tool-free Tool-free
Swivel Mount Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 500 g, 17.6 oz 182 g, 6.4 oz 220 g, 7.8 oz 174 g, 6.1 oz 180 g, 6.3 oz
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