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NiteRider Lumina Micro 220

niterider micro220NiteRider has taken their very successful Lumina headlight and made a lighter, more compact version. They’ve kept many of the features the same, including the mounting system and the one-button control. The styling is also virtually unchanged.

The Lumina Micro 220 is still impressively bright—220 lumens, as you might have guessed—but it’s notably smaller and at 126 grams it’s 46 grams lighter than the Lumina 650 we reviewed last year.

Burn times are similar to its high-powered brethren—1:30 on high, 2:45 on medium, 4:00 on low and 14:00 in “walk” mode—but remember it also has a smaller battery. The upshot is that it’s fully charged in 3:30.

Even on low power, the Micro 220 does the job admirably in the city at night. If you feel as though you need more power, NiteRider has plenty of offerings including the Lumina Flare, which we’ll be looking at soon.

The Micro 200 retails for $70. Check out www.niterider.com

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One Comment

  1. PeterLOctober 15, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Why do you write only about brightness and not about focus? I’m constantly being blinded by other bicyclists with lights that aren’t focused like car lights. You should try to get the German focusing standards implemented in the US. Here are some examples of such lights (I have the IQ Fly): http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/headlights.asp

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