Bike Commuter? Don’t Be Left In The Dark!

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One of the greatest benefits to living in the city is that everything is in one centralized place. This shortens your commute time immensely and can even give you the option of abandoning your car for greener options like walking and biking, both of which can save the planet and your checking account.

There are a plethora of benefits to commuting via bicycle. Not only are you leaving virtually no carbon footprint, but you’re also giving yourself more freedom on the road and a healthier, more active way to travel.

NiteRider-Lumina-650-Bike-LightBut one setback to bike commuting is the late evening transit. For the most part, bike commuting is extremely safe, but it can be dangerous to ride around in the dark with limited visibility. This is how bikers get injured, maimed, or even killed. If you’re going to use your bike for a school or work commute, it’s important that you’re properly equipped for nighttime rides.

Luckily, there is the NiteRider Lumina 650 to be your light in the dark – literally! Of course, this isn’t the only bike light out on the market. So what makes this one so special?

First off, it’s a pretty small light compared to others ones on the market, measuring only about 6 inches long and weighing just over 172 grams (in other words, it doesn’t add a lot of weight).

Keep in mind that sometimes big surprises come in small packages. This little baby packs some power. At its highest setting, it can put out 650 lumens (thus the name) for an hour and a half. Of course, it has lower settings, which are more suitable for longer trips. At its lower setting – “walk” speed at 40 lumens – it can last up to 18 hours. Those numbers are certainly nothing to sneeze at! If you want to add an extra flair of noticeability during your night ride, you can also turn on the flashing setting.

Nick BurklowIn addition to all these great features, it’s also cordless, which is far more convenient than wrapping wires around your bike and setting up an elaborate electrical system. Battery costs? Minimal. This light is USB rechargeable, with a battery that lasts up to 350 uses. Needless to say, you won’t be purchasing them frequently!

The versatility of this light cannot be underplayed. It is equipped to be mounted to your bike’s handlebars or helmet, providing maximum luminosity no matter where you go or what your needs are.

If you’re looking for the perfect light for avid bike riders and bike commuters, look no further than the NiteRider Lumina 650.

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Photo Credit: Colin Henrys, Vicarious TravellerNick Rutlow