NiteRider MiNewt Pro 750 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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The NiteRider 750 sits in a middle of a crowded line of lights  with a small lighthead and small battery that provides 1.5 hours of output at a claimed 750 Lumens. It delivers this in a $250 price point.

It is not a bad light but NiteRider’s own Lumina 650 is a much better light for $100 less. The 750 is only 50 Lumens better than the Lumina 650 according to our Lumen measurements. Also, the 750 is over 100 grams better and is not self-contained. The only reason for the Pro 750 is if it was much brighter or much longer run time. As it stands, it has been trumped by the much improved Lumina 650.

Specifications:

  • Price: $230
  • Claimed Lumens: 750 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 710 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 74 Lux
  • Light Head Weight: 124 grams
  • Installed Weight: 283 grams
  • Run Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Category: High End

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Strengths:

  • Good construction and packaging

Weaknesses:

  • 1.5 hour run time at high is too short
  • Too close in output and run time to the self-contained Lumina 650 at $150.
  • Small light head can get quite hot
  • Beam pattern has halos and artifacts

Mounting:

Bar mounting on the handlebar is performed by rubber bands hooking on to holders on the light head. The light can be aimed and rotated slightly by loosening a mount screw. The battery can be stem mounted. On the helmet, a handlebar ‘pipe’ can be mounted to the helmet and the light head attaches to that. The battery can go on the helmet but the system is slightly too heavy at about 270 grams complete.

MTBR Light Meter Measurements: Compare all lights here.

This light measured 74 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility.

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens: Compare all lights here.

710 measured Lumens. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 750 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle.

Backyard Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern.

Tunnel Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

The location is useful since it has walls and a ceiling that can display a bike light beam pattern. The walls have a lot of graffiti on them and actually show detail when they are lit up by a light with a wide angle. Cones and targets are set up with the far target set up at 80 yards.

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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