Review: NiteRider Pro 2200

This is a practical 'monster light' for most cyclists

Lights Lights Shootout

2015 Lights Shootout

NiteRider Pro 2200 Front

There’s quite a few exotic lights out there but this NiteRider Pro 2200 may actually be practical. It has a measured output of 2317 Lumens and it has a beautiful and wide beam pattern. Cost is $400 and run time is 2 hours on high mode. That means at half power, which is plenty bright, one gets 4 hours out of it.

The light head is fully capable of keeping this light cool and it’s got good electronics to throttle down the light if it gets too hot. So in summary, if you want an exotic but practical light, this is a good choice.

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 Pro 2200 Backyard Beam Pattern

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 2317 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 2200 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs. Compare all Lumen Tests here »

NiteRider Pro 2200 Lumen Chart

Strengths
  • Beam pattern is huge
  • Light head can cool the powerful LEDs with good airflow management
  • 2317 Lumen output is higher than claimed
  • 2 hour run time on high is good
Weaknesses
  • It is a big light
  • $400 is still a big investment
Specifications
  • Price: $400
  • Claimed Lumens: 2200 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 2317 Lumens
  • Lumens per $: 5.79 Lumens
  • Lumens per gram: 3.99 Lumens
  • Time on High: 2:00 Hours
  • Charge Time: 6:00 Hours
  • Mounted Weight: 580 grams
  • Category: High End
Overall Rating

4.5 Flamin' Chili Peppers 4.5 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.


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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  • Peper says:

    I’ve owned this light for a year now and it is the amazing. I use to ride with a bar and helmet light, but can now ride at speed with just this on my bars. Even in the trees and rocks there is so much light that you can see around corners in plenty of time. With 1000 lum lights I’d get surprised by obstacles in turns, not any more. This thing shuts the whole mountain down, I can see for 100 yds easy, cars come to a complete stop around me. Best money spent. I will NOT fit 35mm bars. The bar clamp on mine is just barely big enough for my 31.5mm bars at the stem.

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