NiteRider is an American brand headquartered in San Diego, California that is dedicated to de-signing high quality performance lights for extreme sports that are waterproof, very bright, lightweight and hands free. We got an opportunity to review one of NiteRider’s Urban Com-muter lights, the Lumina Micro 850, and here’s what we think.
The NiteRider Lumina Micro 850 is one among the range of front lights designed by NiteRider for the more serious cyclist. As the name suggests, the Lumina “Micro” 850 is compactly built, but has a very crisp and bright beam of light powered by a single CREE LED light that operates at a very high output of 6000k. With 4 different light modes and 1 Daylight Flash mode, the light provides an ample number of options for the rider to choose from, whether be it urban committing or long distance highway cycling. NiteRider’s unique DVF (Daylight Visible Flash) technology that enables the light to be spotted even in bright daylight conditions is incorporated into the Lumina Micro 850 also, which enables it to be used as a safety light in broad daylight also.
The Lumina Micro 850 comes with an all-new Collimator Lens that produces a generous, even, widespread beam of light. With a FL1 Standard IP64, dust and water-resistant certifi-cate, this light is built as a rugged, all-weather sports light. The Lumina Micro 850 features the old-fashioned screw type mount that ensures that the light fits securely on the handlebar both on and off-roads. Although an old design, the screw type mount enables the light to be fitted on both standard and oversize 35mm handlebars.
One of the best features of the Lumina 850 is its small compact design that’s perfect for helmet mounting. It can be mounted on the helmet using a specific helmet Mount that is sold separately. The light is powered by an in-built Li-Ion battery that provides a running time of around 2 hours to 10 hours based on the mode of operation and 35 hours for the flashing mode. The battery is conveniently rechargeable through a micro USB port safely stashed away at the base of the light and has an airtight rubber cap which keeps water and dust out of the charging port. The ON/OFF rubber button placed on top of the light for easy access while riding also doubles up as a low battery indicator, and turns red when the battery is down to less than 20%. One unique feature of the Lumina Micro 850 is its Lock Mode, which is perfect for use during storage and transporting the light. To activate the lock out operation of the light, press and hold the power button for 7 seconds.
Built for the more serious cyclists, the Lumina Micro 850 is among NiteRider’s best lights that offer impeccable quality and top-notch performance at the same time. With a price tag of Rs. 3,399 (as on 8th April 2019) the Lumina 850 is quite competitively priced compared to its competitors and is worth every rupee.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.