NiteRider Firestorm Older Lights

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Boasting an output equivalent to a 40watt halogen bulb and a burn time of 4 hours, the Firestorm light system was built with speed in mind. Testament to this is the number of 24 hour bike athletes winning races with the Firestorm. Not a 24 hour racer? No problem, the Firestorm makes an excellent commuting light. Your safety is greatly improved by the increased visibility provided by ultra bright HID technology. The Firestorm also incorporates a low battery indicator to help monitor battery power. Included is a 2.5 hour fast charger that makes certain you have a full charge when you’re on your way again.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam townsend a Downhiller from gloucester

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2006

Strengths:    brite as the sun in a small package.

Weaknesses:    dont crash with it and you should be o.k.

Bottom Line:   
this is the hid to get you jus dont need anything more, and do your fellow riders a favor dont point this thing at them it unless they deserve it.

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Favorite Trail:   shiftlever (this week anyway)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   seasidecycles

Similar Products Used:   older niterider halogen

Bike Setup:   santa cruz nomad built for downhill

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jim hannoonen a Weekend Warrior from sacramento

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2006

Strengths:    Bright as hell. Battery is small enough to keep in a jersey pocket. 4 hour burn time at full power.
2.5 hour charge is really nice


Weaknesses:    Expensive, like all NiteRider products

Bottom Line:   
I originally bought the Firestorm to use as a helmet mount to go along w/my digital pro 12. Since I bought it, I haven't even used my bar mount. The single 10w bean is focused enough to be able to see all the details of the trail, but wide enough to light up the surrounding areas as well.
Not being able to see with this light is not an issue, EVER.When riding w/my buddy who has the same light, it's just silly bright out. I almost feel guilty.
With a 4 hour burn time, it's nice to not have to worry about conserving the battery, since it's rare that I'm out on a night ride for more than 2 1/2-3 hours anyway.

I couldn't be happier with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Auburn, Salmon Falls, Granite Bay

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   MIke's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Evolution smart, digital pro 12

Bike Setup:   '07 Raleigh 29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alan a Cross Country Rider from san antonio, tx, usa

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2006

Strengths:    bright as a stadium light!!!

Weaknesses:    a little heavy when used with the helmet mount

Bottom Line:   
absolutely awesome light....amazing how bright it is! when riding single track with a group of 2, 3 others w HIDs as well it's like riding during the day. also, I've read a number of reviews slamming NR for their poor customer service. Maybe they read mtbr as well, cuz I the only issue I have had with them is a bar mount that I bought separately developed a crack. They responded immediately to my email and sent me a new one within 2 weeks. They even told me to keep the old one for spare parts! It doesn't get much better than this!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   digital nightowl, trail rat

Bike Setup:   kona king

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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First FS bike advice Stumpy Camber Camber Stumpy- firestorm!

I have a 2007 Hardrock Sport that I rarely ride. I mostly ride my Rockhopper SS 29er, but I am in need of a geared bike. I live in CO, and ride mostly trail, but will occasionally go to the ski resorts and do some downhill stuff, nothing major. I have the opportunity to get a good price on severa ... Read More »

Firestorm Wigout!!!

My Firestorm acted goofy. Rode with it a lot lately. But tonight it would not turn on, Pressing the lamp button! it won't go on, but blink amber. fiddle with the button and it won't shut off unless I unplug it . No light, The battery is warm after charging like usual. Charging It starts out amber, t ... Read More »

NiteRider Firestorm HID Bulb?

Can somebody confirm that this bulb will fit my 2006 NR Firestrom. I need to limp this light along just a little bit longer. Looks like it will work to me. [URL="http://www.batteryspace.com/welchallynhidlightrepalcementbulb10-13wmr11fortrail-tech.aspx"]Welch Allyn HID Replacement Bulb[/URL]Read More »

Nite Rider Firestorm Repair or buy new

Having problems with my 3 year old Firestorm and called Nite Rider. Sounds like the ballast may be going out. It'll be about $100 bucks to repair, $40 to trouble shoot and $48 to replace the ballast plus shipping, that's if this is the problem. Should I send it in for repair, or invest the $100+ ... Read More »

Niterider firestorm/Dinotte questions

Hello, I currently use a NR firestorm for commuting, I am looking for a smaller alternative to carry when I get stuck late at work unepectedly. I like the Dinotte 200L with the AA batteries. I would also use this as a helmet mount to supplement the NR. I'm clueless about electronics, so ple ... Read More »

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