Niterider Lumina Micro 220 review£54.99

Good performance for the money

BikeRadar score3/5

Niterider's small lights have always been favourites. Even this low cost 'commuter' light has good features, and enough punch for playing rough if you get a helmet mount.

Despite the claimed output being just 220 lumens, the Micro puts out enough light to keep more expensive and powerful lights in sight. The beam is very focused, so you need a helmet mount (it uses the same £12 one as the rest of the Lumina range) to tackle technical twisty trails. 

There's a run time indicator built into the soft switch to help manage longevity, but battery life is limited. You'll have to save full beam for the sketchiest bits of trail if you're on a decent (two- to three-hour) ride. 

Niterider lumina micro 220 beam shot:
Niterider lumina micro 220 beam shot:

Niterider Lumina Micro 220 beam shot

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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