2015 Lights Shootout

NiteRider Pro 2200 Front

There's quite a few exotic lights out there but this NiteRider Pro 2200 may actually be practical. It has a measured output of 2317 Lumens and it has a beautiful and wide beam pattern. Cost is $400 and run time is 2 hours on high mode. That means at half power, which is plenty bright, one gets 4 hours out of it.

The light head is fully capable of keeping this light cool and it's got good electronics to throttle down the light if it gets too hot. So in summary, if you want an exotic but practical light, this is a good choice.

Beam Pattern Photo

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern. Compare all Beam Patterns here »

NiteRider Pro 2200 Backyard Beam Pattern

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 2317 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 2200 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs. Compare all Lumen Tests here »

NiteRider Pro 2200 Lumen Chart


  • Beam pattern is huge
  • Light head can cool the powerful LEDs with good airflow management
  • 2317 Lumen output is higher than claimed
  • 2 hour run time on high is good


  • It is a big light
  • $400 is still a big investment


  • Price: $400
  • Claimed Lumens: 2200 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 2317 Lumens
  • Lumens per $: 5.79 Lumens
  • Lumens per gram: 3.99 Lumens
  • Time on High: 2:00 Hours
  • Charge Time: 6:00 Hours
  • Mounted Weight: 580 grams
  • Category: High End

Overall Rating

4.5 Flamin' Chili Peppers
4.5 out of 5 Flamin' Chili Peppers

For more information visit www.niterider.com.

This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2015 Lights Shootout. To see all the bike lights tested CLICK HERE.