NiteFlux Photon Max Extreme Lights

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $480.99

Product Description

The Photon Max Extreme is intensely illuminating at 1350 Lumens; It gives you that "what if factor" - You won't be left wondering with this system, select high and hold on, everything in the immediate area and well down the track will be bathed in intense white light. Hyper speed night riding is a reality with this baby! The Extreme shares the same chassis as the standard Max with the top two LED's up-graded to the latest in Hi-Watt multi chip LED's, effectively doubling the light output from the top two locations. With a 550

Lumen increase over the standard Max, this triple LED system will satisfy even the most light-hungry riders. The extreme redefines Hi-Watt LED lighting. The burn time on high beam at 20watts still gives a purposeful 1.5 hours of runtime, the Hi-Intensity LED's are ultra efficient at all wattages. Four well spaced power levels extend runtimes and allow you to match light outputs to the situation at hand. A strategically placed temperature sensor linked to a central micro processor ensures the LEDs are never thermally overloaded..
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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Trooper a Racer from Running Springs, CA

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2010

Strengths:    Wide beam. High lumens per dollar. It's bright.

Weaknesses:    There's one button to operate this light, and it's located flush with the side of the battery. This makes it difficult to locate. This is silly. Just when you're starting that high-speed, technical downhill, you want to turn it up. You have to reach down to the battery and find the button while steering with your left hand. That can get exciting.

Bottom Line:   
After doing some research on this site, it appeared this light offered the most lumens per dollar. And this thing is plenty bright, with a nice wide beam. But the location of the on/off button is a joke. What were the designers thinking?

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   NITEFLUX

Similar Products Used:   Old 1994 model NiteRider

Bike Setup:   Handlebar mounted only. Battery mounts nicely to the headtube/toptube junction.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by richlicht a Cross Country Rider from Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight, easy to set up, powerful, battery life.

Weaknesses:    The battery size.

Bottom Line:   
I got this light because most of my biking is done at night. I'm currently in Iraq and night riding is a lot cooler then during the day. I have the light set up on my helmet which is not a problem because it's so light weight ,the battery stays in my pocket. I ride both on trails and on the road so having it on my helmet helps with on coming traffic so I can face the light away from the drivers and still see where I'm going. The light has a nice pattern and stays that way throughout the ride. I would probably use the different light settings more if it didn't require me to have to move my hands away from the handle bar. This really isn't a problem since the Med to Med/Hi settings are plenty bright. This is an outstanding all around light, great value when one considers competitors prices for less light. Can be used in other applications other than biking. Plenty of features to protect the light and battery.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   NITEFLUX

Bike Setup:   Ibex Asta

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Niteflux Photon max extreme malfunction

I have a Niteflux Photon max extreme which has started malfunctioning at inconvenient times (bombing down twisty tree-laden trails). This has happened twice: it just dies without warning. No amount of button-pushing brings it back. It happens 30-60 minutes into the ride, and it is not overheatin ... Read More »

NiteFlux Photon Max Extreme or Lupine Wilma

NiteFlux Photon Max Extreme 1350 Lumens Lupine Wilma 5 920 Lumens The Wilma is more expensive but not much more ($100). I Know Lupine products are well respected and well built. I like the look of the Wilma better but would love the extra lumens with the Photon Max as I cant justify spending ... Read More »

GEOMAN: Photon Max Extreme

Hijacking a query from a different post, would you care to comment on "Some reviews say the nightflux photon max has a somewhat narrow light spread and issues with the power switch. I've also read that it may have been a first generation issue that was resolved the next year. Any thoughts??" I'm ... Read More »

Photon Max Extreme (1,350 lumens) from NiteFlux

NiteFlux just announced this new product. We will have it available in early February, 2009. [URL=""]Photon Max Extreme (click here)[/URL] at 1,350 lumens [B]Lighting Modes:[/B] [LIST] [*]20 watt - High beam 135 ... Read More »

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