Full Beam Night Nemesis front light review£589.00

Monster illumination

BikeRadar score3/5

Full Beam's Night Nemesis is a monster light that packs a massive, user tunable lighting punch but at a high weight and cost. The big barrel head unit houses seven LEDs with a finned casing to control temperature.

The beam is wide, illuminating well right across your field of vision. It also delivers enough distance detail for most speeds and situations. The thermal regulator can cut in fairly soon on summer nights unless you’re going quick, which caught us out.

The output levels can all be reprogrammed for up to 2,500 lumens or up to five different scrollable levels down to 150 lumens. The default medium power mode is fine for all but the fastest descents and the switch flashes at 10 percent full to indicate home time. The 2012 light will get improved sealing, circuitry and a metal travel case but the price has gone up £160. The bag battery is bulky and heavy although a half size ‘Race’ battery is available.

Full bream night nemesis front light beam: full bream night nemesis front light beam
Full bream night nemesis front light beam: full bream night nemesis front light beam

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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