JetLites A-51 Lights

4.6/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $199.00


Product Description

The A-51 is the flagship of the E-LITE Series LED light heads. Economically priced and with all the quality features JetLites prides itself on.

  • LED Light Head 720 lumens
  • Helmet Mount

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    Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Justin a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 13, 2013

    Strengths:    Well designed and well packaged. The fit and finish of the product is outstanding, with attention to detail, good machining, etc. Light is bright with a good, all purpose beam distribution.

    Weaknesses:    A little pricier than MagicShine's similar offering, but the extra $$ goes to a higher quality build, USA manufacturing, and hands-down the best customer service I've experienced.

    Bottom Line:   
    I had originally purchased the magicshine but returned it due to the old battery-overheating issue that plagued them some time ago. At that time, I instead bought the new A-51 during the introductory pre-sale.

    The light is suitably bright for riding fast. I haven't outrun the light while hauling through the woods or the desert. The light has a nice beam distribution which works well for helmet mounting. The connector used is sturdy as all get out, and the screw-type connector won't come disconnected during riding. I also like the well-thought-out detail of having a breakaway helmet mount, so if you snag your light on a tree it will drop off, not break your neck. (Genius!)

    If you are out to get the cheapest, brightest light possible, then there are other options. If quality, warranty, customer service, USA made, etc. is important to you, then you can do no better. I was initially hesitant to spend the extra money for the A-51, but I am glad I did.

    The guys at JetLites have always been super friendly whether contacted via phone or email, and have even provided support out of the warranty period. I can't say enough good things about them, and will definitely look to pick up a second light from them for my bar mounts.

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    Duration Product Used:   2+ years

    Price Paid:    $199.00

    Purchased At:   JetLites.com

    Similar Products Used:   MagicShine 808, NiteRider MiNewt


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mgeurin

    Date Reviewed: May 10, 2012

    Strengths:    Lightweight and reliable. Also, customer service is excellent. Customers service will accomodate you. I broke a wire and they replaced asap. The light is made in the USA.

    Weaknesses:    None at the moment, however now that Jet came out with the x-51, I like that one better. Either way you cannot go wrong.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great product, great company at a great price for a 720 lumens light.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by CGrr a Weekend Warrior from North Beach, MD USA

    Date Reviewed: December 23, 2011

    Strengths:    Bright and light

    Weaknesses:    Rectangular battery a little bulky but once secured or pocketed I don't notice it.

    Bottom Line:   
    I waited a year until I got some good ride time in with this unit. I really like it. I usually use my Milion on the handlebars and the A-51 on my helmet but the A-51 is bright enough to use on its own on the dark, dark trail that I night ride on. Took a second to figure out the battery; it will discharge if left plugged up to the light, without the light being on, which surprised me one very dark night. A call to Jetlites got this straightened out and no problems since.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Jetlites

    Similar Products Used:   Cygolite Milion 150


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by craig_m a Racer from Key West, FL

    Date Reviewed: October 29, 2011

    Strengths:    Excellent lights for the trail, customer service is second to none!

    Weaknesses:    None that I've found

    Bottom Line:   
    Although I have an older model (the i13), I felt like I had to give a solid thumbs up for the customer service. I actually rented a set of these lights for a 24 hour race first and then decided to purchase them. The company also has a cool rental program so you could rent an extra battery pack for them if you are doing a 24 hour race.
    I've had them for about 6 or 7 years now and they still work great!
    At one point, I had an issue with one of the lights and they sent a new light immediately. Customer service means a lot and these guys know what they're doing.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Night Rider


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jbholmes66 a Cross Country Rider from Tallahassee, FL

    Date Reviewed: February 5, 2011

    Strengths:    Very bright, light weight, solid connectors, good run time, sturdy mount, smart charger, made in the USA, outstanding JETlite customer service.

    Weaknesses:    This is a reach, but like others have said, maybe the beam could be a little more focused. But it's certainly not a true weakness.

    Bottom Line:   
    Another outstanding light from JET. I bought my first one in '02 and can't foresee ever buying another brand. The product is great and the customer service is just as good. You can buy one with confidence that you're getting a good value from a solid company here in the USA.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any trail with dirt on it

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   jetlites.com

    Similar Products Used:   Older JETs

    Bike Setup:   2 wheels, frame, pedals and other shiny parts

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by moemetzger a Cross Country Rider from Silver City, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 4, 2011

    Strengths:    Light weight. Good connectors. Better than advertised run time on the battery.

    Weaknesses:    over rated on the lumens.

    Bottom Line:   
    Best bang for your buck. Solid quality. Great customer service. I give it 4 out of 5 rating do to the fact that I think the lumens are over rated on the light. Never the less it is still bright.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   jetlites.com

    Similar Products Used:   Niterider Trinewt, niterider enduro HID

    Bike Setup:   08 Stumpjumper 29er

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by muddyCross a Weekend Warrior from Portland, OR

    Date Reviewed: January 25, 2011

    Strengths:    Super bright, nice light spread, easy on/off button, long cord, infinitely adjustable up/down direction

    Weaknesses:    No battery power remaining indicator

    Bottom Line:   
    What a difference to my early AM commute. Wow. Every reflector in town lit up like it was battery powered, from joggers' vests to road hardware. Got both the helmet and handlebar mounts. As others have said, the mounts are tough. Light worked right out of the box, didn't need to train the battery. Will get a ton of use this Spring.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything long and uphill

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $259.00

    Purchased At:   www.jetlites.com

    Similar Products Used:   Nite Rider Digital Head Trip

    Bike Setup:   Custom rigid frame mtb, kind of tricked out for commuting plus a Kona JtS for crossing.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Hickory, North Carolina

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2011

    Strengths:    This light is great! Compact design, super bright, excellent construction, solid mounts for both bar and helmet, fantastic battery life, great value all backed by outstanding customer service.

    Weaknesses:    I have not discovered any!

    Bottom Line:   
    Pull the trigger and buy one! You will not be sorry.

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    Favorite Trail:   Warrior Creek and The US Ntl White Water Center

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   NiteRider

    Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Stumpy

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by droffats a Cross Country Rider from Wisconsin

    Date Reviewed: December 27, 2010

    Strengths:    Lumen per dollar, this light is by far the best deal on the market. 720 lumens for $200 is better than the competition by itself, but then add the JET quality and reputation, and the deal is unbeatable.

    Weaknesses:    The beam pattern isn't quite perfect. IF you are riding fast enough, you might be able to outride the beam. I'd prefer a slightly more focused beam. But only slightly.

    Bottom Line:   
    95 out of 100.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $199.00

    Purchased At:   Direct

    Similar Products Used:   Many JET's. Light & Motion. NIghtrider. Sigma.

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Epiphany

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mtcanuck1 a Cross Country Rider from Butte, MT USA

    Date Reviewed: November 16, 2010

    Strengths:    good design, sturdy mounts, easy mounting. nice bright beam, consistent and decent run time. I haven't run through the battery yet.

    Weaknesses:    very little so far. I'm running the same lights on the bar and helmet mount, and would like a bit more spot brightness with the helmet. That would be the only weakness, is not enough spot brightness.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good light, very bright. 720 lumens 2x is more than enough to ride frighteningly (and euphorically) fast at night. The price was good compared to other brands. Others guys I ride with just got the magicshine for less than $100 is as bright or brighter, but with less warranty time than the jet lites. I chose to keep my $$ with a US company with a good history of customer support.

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    Favorite Trail:   many

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $199.00

    Purchased At:   jetlites.com

    Similar Products Used:   Various older HID's, halogens. Tried out friends LED lights (magic shine, Lupine...)

    Bike Setup:   Fisher superfly

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