Review: NiteRider Lumina OLED 800

Optical display makes runtime info easily available

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NiteRider Lumina OLED 800 Beam Pattern

Beam Pattern Photo

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photo was taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. The backyard beam pattern allows you to gauge the throw and the width of the light. Compare all Beam Patterns here »

NiteRider Lumina OLED 800 Lumen Measurement

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 797 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 800 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 »

And there’s something to be said about a company that has employed dozens of people in San Diego, CA for the last 25 years. They’ve stayed true to form designing and building lights right here in the U.S. under the leadership of their founder Tom Carroll. Read more about their operation here. And to impress your trivia friends, here’s Five NiteRider Myths, Busted.

Weight of 131 grams makes this a very handy pocket flashlight.

Weight of 131 grams makes this a very handy pocket flashlight (click to enlarge).

NiteRider has continued to make safe, honest lights in the U.S. while supporting many mountain biking athletes and events to help our sport thrive.

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This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview’s 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index

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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  • John says:

    Heading into my third (or is it fourth?) winter with 2 Lumina 650’s. Still holding a charge, and producing all the light I need. They have survived some hard falls without issue. Small, low weight, sufficient light, durable, and made in America. What’s not to like?

  • The Geezer says:

    I have used a NiteRider Lumina 650 for a couple of years. I use it mostly on “walking” mode. It will run for hours without reaching the recharge indication. All good, highly recommend these lights.

  • Jeff in Napa says:

    I have three of their lights a mi-newt 600 , lumina 700 and a lumina 750 that I am nothing but pleased with . 95 % of my riding is in the dark usually the Veeder loop here in Napa where it’s pitch black and I have more light than I actually need running two on low just incase one were to quit working .. The mi-newt is a few years old and has been charged at least 500 cycles and still works fine which is pretty amazing …. Money well spent !!

  • Kevin says:

    I have a older Tri-Newt and it works well. I use it on my handlebar and mount the large battery in a water bottle and put it in the water bottle cage. I also have a Lumina 750 that I run on the helmet that is very light and I enhanced the helmet straps with two zip ties. I use that helmet only for night riding. Both lights have been flawless, bright, dependable, and well built.

  • Garyh | Australia says:

    Under Minuses… “OLED does not display charging status ”
    This is not correct. A running bar shows the battery is undergoing charge, and when disconnected and turned on, the percentage of charge and corresponding bar representation is also shown. In what context, and when has the published observation been made?

    • Francis Cebedo says:

      >> Que??

      When charging, it should display the current % charge on the battery. This is how other lights with OLED function.

  • patrick says:

    had the reg lunina 600 and now the oled 600….love them both…the oled ins smaller in length, looks great and is fun to use….my only disappointment is it doesn’t have the hyper flash that’s great for intersections….it has 4 flash modes that all seem to be very similar and slow…

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