Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-17-07, 09:44 AM   #1
Radish_legs
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Niterider Rage vs. Niterider Classic Plus

I'm having a hard time getting data on the relative brightness/lumens of these two systems.

Which is brighter and would allow me to ride faster?

edit: I just found these two pages using a google domain search. Looks like the classic plus puts out more lumens to my eye, what do you guys think?


http://www.niterider.com/prod_classic.shtml
http://www.niterider.com/prod_rage.shtml

Classic +:


Rage:
Radish_legs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 10:58 AM   #2
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Of those two I prefere the classic plus. lots of beam patterns in the the light thread at the top of this subforum.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 05:00 PM   #3
PureBlue146
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've tried both

I have used both lights. I use the Classic Plus on bicycle patrol as a police officer and the Rage on my personal bike. If your looking for the brighter light go with the Classic Plus. The Rage is slightly dimmer but has a much better overall beam pattern. The beam is smooth and has a cool blue hue and gives you better periferal vision. Also the Rage has a much longer burn time and I find the battery is better that the Classic which develops a burn time memory. As far as which one is better for speed, there's little difference. My prerefence is to be able to better see the wider pattern of the Rage than the brighter smaller focal spot of the classic Plus. The police dept I work for went with the Classic before the Rage came out but even if the Rage was available, the dept. still would have went with the classic because of cost. A final word; If you get the Rage or another HID NightRider light be carefull you don't leave the HID on while stopped on at very low speeds. The HID does overheat and will shut down if there is not enough airflow around the light. If that happens several times it will damage the light. That happened to my Blowtorch (before I upgraded to the Rage) and I had to send it in for repair. Either way, both systems are very good. Good luck.
PureBlue146 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-07, 08:44 AM   #4
aliensporebomb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: minneapolis, mn
Bikes:
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I believe PureBlue's comments regarding HID lights needing a certain amount of airflow to
prevent bulb damage goes for any brand and model of HID. I know that one night when
we had gusty winds I was able to use it while stationary but it would behoove HID owners
to have another smaller LED light in case of a flat so you don't have to depend on a
potentially damageable HID light.
aliensporebomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 AM.