Review: NiteRider Lumina 400

This $68 light puts out 445 Lumens

Lights Lights Shootout

2015 Lights Shootout

NiteRider Lumina 400 Front

We’re not usually impressed by small lights, but this year we are. This gem from NiteRider has great excellent construction, ergonomics and a measured light output of 445 Lumens. The knockout punch is it’s only $68. Buy one for commuting or two or three for different applications.

This case is bit shorter and lighter than the Lumina 750 light. It does sport the same mount though, so it is held very securely by a mount that is one of the best around. The mount can be removed as well, so the light can be a very powerful and compact flashlight.

Beam Pattern Photo

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. Compare all Beam Patterns here »

NiteRider Lumina 400 Backyard Beam Pattern

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 445 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 400 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle. Compare all Lumen Tests here »

Niterider Lumina 400 Lumen Chart

Strengths
  • $68 for a top shelf light
  • Great beam pattern that is enough for commuting or trail riding
  • Excellent mount
  • Great size and form factor for the output
  • Modular so two can be used on the bar for a customizable beam pattern
Weaknesses
  • Turns on in low mode
Specifications
  • Price: $68
  • Claimed Lumens: 400 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 445 Lumens
  • Lumens per $: 6.54 Lumens
  • Lumens per gram: 2.59 Lumens
  • Time on High: 1:30 Hours
  • Charge Time: 5:00 Hours
  • Mounted Weight: 172 grams
  • Category: Flashlight/Commuter
Overall Rating

5 Flamin' Chili Peppers 5 out of 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

For more information visit www.niterider.com.

This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview’s 2015 Lights Shootout. To see all the bike lights tested CLICK HERE.

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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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  • MacBike Pro says:

    IMO, turning on in low-beam is not a weakness. I’d prefer to start at a more efficient setting and boost light if necessary. We MTB all seasons, and we often start at dusk, and full light isn’t needed then anyway. Same on the road.

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