Niterider 150 Cordless front light review

Retro-looking lighting

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £100.00 RRP | USD $100.00

Our review

Some clamp vibration but otherwise well made, convenient and with a useful light output for the money
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Niterider’s new retro-looking cordless light is a usefully powerful, convenient performer. The Borofloat lens is less focused than some other self-contained units, which means it looks a bit limp on the lux test for the money and it’s slightly short sighted on the trail.


There’s still enough depth to ride at a decent pace on trails you know, though. Reasonable sideways coverage also lights up enough lines to stop you steering into the dark.

The click-lock handlebar mount ratchets on and off bars very quickly, although there is more vibration and blur on really rocky trails than with screw-on or cam lock lights. A helmet mount is available separately for £12.

The self-contained battery means no worries about where to fit a frame bag or fretting about paint damage from straps or cables, and the supplied three-pin/USB charger gives you the option to rejuice it without looking for plug sockets. Price is good too, although the 250 Cordless at £130 sounds even better value.

Niterider 150 cordless light: niterider 150 cordless light
Russell Burton

Beam shot – Niterider 150 Cordless


For more information of how we tested this year’s crop of lights, see our latest buyer’s guide to mountain bike lights and Tested: 30 high-power mountain bike lights.

Product Specifications


Name 150 cordless (10)
Brand Niterider

Features *Emitter: 1 x LED *Measured lux @ 5m: 78/60/36 *Claimed lumens: 150 *Operating temp: 27°C *Battery: Internal Li-Ion *Mount: Bar *Max power run times: 3hr 17m *Weight: 195g *Options: 250 lumen version £130