Supernova Airstream front light review

Bar mounted illumination

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £169.99 RRP

Our review

Weird beam and bar-only mount but convenient design with decent power
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German brand Supernova always create interesting stuff and the new self-contained Airstream is no exception. They use a unique multi-faceted, multi-cell, hollow centre lens in front of a single LED.


This produces a beam that’s best described as a curved moustache shape, with a vaguely lit beard underneath. This actually gives decent coverage on the near sides of the trail and a few metres in front of the wheel.

A lot of random dark patches mean it’s tricky to pick out technical detail though, and the light’s not helmet mountable. Otherwise the O-ring mounted unit is very neat, with a battery indicator light next to the on switch and backlit Supernova logos on the side.

Supernova airstream beam: supernova airstream beam
Russell Burton

For more information on 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 Airstream light
Brand SuperNova

Weight (g) 176
Features LUX 219/142/79/27, RUN TIME 2hours 41mins