In 1989 NiteRider was the first company to produce technical lighting systems that were designed specifically for the needs of cyclists. Over the years these technical lights have garnered a reputation for innovation and quality that is second to none. That’s why you’ll see everyone from 24-hour champion Tinker Juarez to the Los Angeles Police Dept. using NiteRider lights to keep riding long after the sun has set. What sets NiteRider apart from other bike light manufacturers? Most of them will arrive at their lumen output by quoting their LED manufacturers specifications. The problem with this theoretical method is that it does not take in to account light transmission loss, which can often be over 30%. This often leads to a gross overstatement of lumens. NiteRider do things differently. They meticulously test their lighting systems over and over again then publish the average lumen output. This means the lumens they quote are always measured and never theoretical. We have been keeping in touch with riders throughout the country with our sponsorship of 24 hour races such as Sleepless in the Saddle, Mountain Mayhem and Relentless 24. These races are the ultimate testing ground and the information we gather from talking to riders as we charge their lights helps us assist NiteRider in making products that get better and better each year. The 2012 range is testament to that.