NiteRider TL 5.0 Lights

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $12.99


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Product Description

TL 5.0: The TL 5.0 has five ultra bright LED's with four different operating modes, including three different flash modes. The TL 5.0 will help keep you safe and seen from behind (180 degree visibility). The TL 5.0 operates on 2 AAA batteries (included) for up to 160 hours on flash. Four light modes (steady, flashing, running and random). Can be seen up to 2000 feet (600 meters). Compact design can be mounted to your seat post or clipped to your waistband. AAA batteries included.
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ybiker a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2012

Strengths:    Very bright. Consistent brightness until the battery needs replacement. Adjustable tilt and orientation. Inexpensive. Tightens with a knob that can be checked easily and often.

Weaknesses:    Little warning that the battery will need to be replaced soon.

Bottom Line:   
This light is inexpensive but very bright. It seems to have a regulator that keeps the brightness consistent until the day the battery needs to be replaced. It dims then dies very quickly. Keep spare batteries in your tool bag. The attachment on the back of one of my lights broke. It was mounted low on a trailer and probably got kicked a few times, so maybe it's not a design issue. I do like the knob that tightens the mount and that the light orientation can be easily changed from vertical to horizontal.

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Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   REI Kearny Mesa


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Weekend Warrior from Ramsay, Michigan, USA

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2010

Strengths:    Bright and very light weight. Long run time with 2 AAA. Can be mounted about anywhere you could concieve.

Weaknesses:    Non so far.

Bottom Line:   
I'm very pleased with this light. It is very bright and visible at night, my wife commented that she could see my light flashing from quite a distance behind me when I first purchased it. The four light modes is an absolute plus in my eyes. It's small and light weight and could be clipped just about anywhere. These are in expensive lights that I've thought could be mounted on the sides of the bike for cross traffice visibility also! It's a great product!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   The Hobby Wheel

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 70 off-road and a Trek 1.2 road

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NiteRider a Racer from White Plains, NY

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2007

Strengths:    Bright. Light weight. Easy to replace 2 AAA batteries last a long time. Secure mount. Light will not fall off the bike if you hit a bump.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I use this light on every ride, most of which are in the early morning darkness or just after sunrise. But even when it is light enough for you to see, this light will help you to be seen from behind on dark, tree shaded roads. It's a cheap investment in your safety. Just buy it and use it.

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Favorite Trail:   Back roads of Greenwich, CT

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Stamford Cycle Center

Similar Products Used:   A Trek light that fell off every time I hit a bump.

Bike Setup:   Trek Madone

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kibben Miller a Weekend Warrior from Fort Wayne, IN

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2007

Strengths:    Appears very bright. 5 LED's - three rearward, two on the side which adds a measure of safety. Battery installation is very easy, pop cover and put in the batts. Clamp comes with two sized of rubber shim for different sizes of seatposts. Unit laso has clip for attaching to clothing.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Seems very bright compared to other units. The side LED's are a real safety plus. Good product, fair price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Catseye from back in the day

Bike Setup:   Marin Palisades Trail, pretty much stock except for a few creature comforts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Columbus Firefighter a Weekend Warrior from Columbus Oh

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2007

Strengths:    Very Bright,compact,sturdy mount and clip,4 modes,cheap.

Weaknesses:    none as of yet

Bottom Line:   
Great light for the price.Bright enough for evening rides and the 4 modes are great for conserving the batteries.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   Bike Source

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Giant fcr2 '06'

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Niterider TL-5.0 Rear Safety Tail Light

I am curious what others think about this tail light. We have one and for an $11 light it really is pretty good. It has 5 LED's, 3 rear and 2 side. It uses various modes. It surprised me that they use red LED's under the red lens. I guess white LED's under the red lens would make it to bright m ... Read More »

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