NiteRider MiNewt.600 Review

August 16, 2011

Even though it might still be August and the thought of needing a light is far-fetched to many, there are still times when one is necessary.   If your like me this year, the over whelming heat has taken its toll and has caused me to start my training rides before sun-up to so as not to fry.

I’ve needed a good light for some time and decided to take the plunge when NiteRider introduced the new MiNewt 600 Cordless. This light incorporates a one piece, integrated battery design, has 600 lumens of output and comes complete with handlebar and helmet mount as well a USB and AC charger. See NiteRider for detailed specifications.


I’ve been using the light for the last week and am impressed.  Though it’s a bit heavy to use with the included helmet mount (190g) it is perfectly well suited for the handlebars and is very easy to set up with the included quick release mount.  Below is a picture taken in our storage room to show the level of output.

Output at 600 Lumens

At a price of only $150,  the light more than lives up to its billing as the best in class lumens per dollar ratio.