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    Helmet mounted light to go with NR Pro 1400?

    What’s up, guys?

    I’ve been doing quite a bit of night riding with my NR Pro 1400 on my helmet. It gives off PLENTY of light, but does tend to “flatten” obstacles since there are no visible shadows.

    I’d like to move the Pro 1400 to the bar and mount a smaller light on my helmet. Preferably a light that’s “self contained” so I don’t have a cord to mess with every time I want to take off my helmet or Camelbak...


    I’ve been eyeing the NR Lumina 750 Micro...

    Any thoughts on the 750 Micro or suggestions for other similar (or better?) lights?

    I usually ride in the evening around sunset, and usually run my light for an hour or less. Various trail types from fast+flowy to slower and twisty/technical.

    Thanks in advance!

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    The NR 750 micros can be found in the $35 range on eBay. Steal of a deal. I’m only referring to the monetary value here, I’ve never used one but the reviews seem favorable and it’s a good company.

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    If it was my money (and just because I don't have a self contained light yet) I'd get a bontrager Ion 900R or an older 800.

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    Thanks guys.

    Looks like the Ion is closer to $100, while the Niterider 750 is closer to $40.

    What makes the Ion worth more in your opinion? I might be open to spending more, but only if I’m getting significantly more for my $.


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    Alex,
    I'm posting a link to a site that has about 100+ lights tested. The link will take you directly to the Lumina 750 micro test but I encourage you to look at the rest of the site. 750 micro is very poor at maintaining its brightness but lots of other self-contained lights on that site to compare it to. Your 1400 is on there too!
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    Helmet mounted light to go with NR Pro 1400?

    Thanks for the link.

    Do you have any specific recommendations for a relatively lightweight self-contained light with a helmet mount? It might save me some time browsing through hundreds of options.




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    Helmet mounted light to go with NR Pro 1400?

    Another factor is I’d like a light that’s as low-profile as possible to avoid catching on overhanging branches...


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    That's why I do like the Bontrager Ion. It has a nice wide beam, relatively soft falloff from the hotspot, very low profile, and doesn't get blazing hot like the Luminas.

    Also held it's brightness better than any of the NiteRiders I've tested.

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    Did somebody say low profile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    Did somebody say low profile?

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    Nice! Brings up a good point too. Probably little more than an extra oz. (than's more evenly distributed and more comfortable than a high mounted self-contained) and you get a super low profile + extra output and longer runtime with more consistent output.
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    That one looks pretty slick, and it’s plenty “self contained”. I just don’t want a separate battery that had to be stashed in my pack.

    What is it? Where can I find it?


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    Shoot me an email to the address in my signature and I will give you a bunch of info on me and what I can do,


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