Nite Hawk Dual Lights

DESCRIPTION

  • 10/12 watt halogen light
  • 2.5/1.1 hour run time
  • Standard charger
  • Fully automatic charger
  • Water bottle battery
  • Quick release mounting system
  • Helmet mount available
  • Auto charger available: $119.95

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 26  
    [Oct 30, 2014]
    Tom Raymond
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Excellent light output

    Weakness:

    Short battery life and cables didn't fit right and sometimes cords were short.

    My Pro had the 10w/20w combo. I boght them in 2006 and ran them til 2009 when I found out I needed a 10w bulb that I couldn't find. I ran them at night and during the day. Even though both of them combined ran about 45 minutes, they worked perfect for me. They were bright too and the extenders allowed me to put them underneath the handlebars for that aerodynamic look. I still have them today even though I don't use them, but I'm hoping someday I can get new 10w spot and 20w flood bulbs so I can run them again.

    Excellent lights they made.

    [Jun 26, 2003]
    Strand
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Price, durability.

    Weakness:

    The battery is a little large, but that's waht you get for the cash.

    If you want a little bitty battery reach your short arm down into your deep pocket and grab up the extra $50-100 at the bottom that you missed last time and buy a more expensive light. I've raced in 5-24hr events, spent countless evenings on the trail and not once have my lights let me down, no loose connectors, no failing charger, no yellowing of the lights themselves (nothing that a good charging won't fix). Three years later the battery still holds the same charge / burn time it did when it was new. My set came with velcro straps for the thumb switches, thatmakes them really easy to set up (would be easier without the two piece bar clamps). None of the plastic pieces have ever broken. My friend bought a set and they had some issues, when he took them back to the MEC they switched them with a new set off the shelf right away, the new ones have worked flawlessly for 1yr.

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    niterider - Headtrip 15w

    [Dec 09, 2001]
    T Mo
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    30 watts total; independent bar mounted light switches; auto-recharger

    Weakness:

    connectors occasionally pop out; doesn't come with helmet mount

    Great lights and much cheaper than the nite rider products. Very bright and long lasting. Doesn't come with a helmet mount, but one can be purchased from nite hawk. Connectors can pop out during rough rides, but should be able to rig up a solution. Well worth the money to keep you riding during the dark ages.

    [Dec 06, 2001]
    brandon
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Great value, good light output, autocharger

    Weakness:

    Heavy battery, messy cords

    A great value. The autocharger is well worth the price. Although the battery is a bit heavy, and as others have noted, the switches and cord setup could be a lot cleaner, this light really a great value. I also must compliment Nite-Hawks customer service. My original light had some kind of shorting problem. They sent me a new harness, and when that didn't solve the problem, they sent me a new light BEFORE they had recieved my old one.

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    [Jan 14, 2007]
    Daniel Flippo
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Two lights, helmet mount/bike mount

    Weakness:

    Way to heavy and short life, I get maybe 45 minutes of adequate light on the trail. The cords keep coming out so I have to tape them. Battery is big.

    if you go out for 30 minutes and need a lot of light and a workout with a heavy battery, buy this. otherwise don't.

    [Mar 31, 2004]
    Mark Lundee

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    10 watt and 20 watt. Wide bright view and a lond distance view. auto Recharging and long enough to leave batter on bike.

    Weakness:

    on and off switchs are a pain in the butt.

    I travel every where on my bike now. To work to shop and to play. night time is my favorite time. Traffic is not so bad and I am also more visible at night. With all my lighting including my Hawks I am very visible. I have a light on each wheel two lights for the rear of my bike and the two nite hawks in front. I am out in the evening about 1 to 2 hours I have not ran out of light yet. These lights are nice really nice and the money for them is great. I just can not see spending more money for a light unless your raceing in the dark I think i still would use them. This is the third set of light I have. They are great. PS I live in Houston TxGood in the heart of traffic. If anyone say they have a hard time installing these lights I wounder if they can change a tire.

    [Oct 19, 2002]
    Dean
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Thumb switches

    Weakness:

    Battery too big, bad wiring harness, lights go yellow after a couple of months, burn time too short, 45 min ~ 1 hour.

    When I bought these lights there was no trickle charger, so I bought one from night-hawk. After a couple of monthes it failed. The dc connector went south.

    The same thing happened with by riding bud. His charger connector went bad and the connector on the wiring harness went bad. We got together one day and traded up all the elements with a third guy and figured the connectors are plain crap.

    Phoning night-hawk was dismal. Customer Service executimve extrodinaire "Ted" was about as helpful as seat bag with no patch kit. The customer service for this company is cruel joke.

    All I wanted was the dimensions for the DC connector so I could swap out the bad connector and get my system functional. He ran the corporate dogma line at me. *sigh*

    Save your time. Buy quality. This is an important piece of safty gear - don't go cheap. These lights will let you down.

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    None - first expience - horrid

    [Sep 28, 2001]
    Jon
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Price. They are bright. I look like a motorcycle with this on my bike. I have the rechargeable system with the smart recharger. I love riding in the dark. I use this to comute to work. I ride on some trails and some roads to get there. This light makes that comute possible.

    Weakness:

    The battery is heavy. I am a little concerned with the battery. The charger never says that I have a full charge, but I still have had plenty of run time on the light so it may be a minor point.

    Good light. Good price

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    None: This is my first real bike light. I bought it so I could comute.

    [Mar 14, 2007]
    Dave
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Price. Takes up little room on the bar. Good amount of light for the road.

    Weakness:

    Heavy. Cables come loose. Run time isn't great.

    Most of these reviews seem to be absolute love or hate. I am pretty much content with the light. It does a decent job for the money.

    I use this for my commute on a road bike. I go about 17 miles one way and need it to run for just over an hour and it does that. I honestly don't know about taking these off road. The cables come loose fairly easily, so I'd imagine the bumps of a singletrack would have to shake them loose a lot. Just a guess though. For road riding they stay put most of the time and are easily reached when the do come loose. The plastic used feels a bit flimsy, so watch when banging them into things.

    The connection to the bar is nifty. You can mount both of them above, both below, or to save space one up and one down on the same connector. That saves space for other electronics on the bar.

    In all the light is very good for the road. The 10W is all I usually need to see, but the 20W is good for a little more light or visibility. Battery charger is good too. It won't fry the battery if left on longer than the charge time. Battery is a beast, but then that's the price point.

    It's probably not the greatest of lights, but it works well for the roadie.

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    [Sep 11, 2001]
    Joey

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Lights are bright, using both 10W and 20W together gives you daylight for about 45 minutes. Can last over 2 hours with 10W alone, still plenty of light. Original bulbs still working.

    Weakness:

    connection from switch to light is slip-fit and has come out due to vibration. Should lock-in. Long recharge with my older unit.

    I am very happy with this light, it has allowed me to bike year-round. Everything is of good quality. Hitting trails and paths at night alone is great. Many freaks out there at night, however, better pack a gun (shoulder rig). The finish on the battery and lights nicely matches my Glock 23. Minus one point for non-positive connections of wire leads to light housing.

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