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Nirve Vintage Bike Light (Chrome)

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  • Vintage Styled battery headlamp with visor
  • Dual L.E.D. bulbs for Low or High Beam pattern
  • Mounts to fork or most handlebar stems with supplied mounting brackets
  • Batteries not included


Product Description

Vintage style battery headlamp with dual LED bulbs. Type light size 4-Inc, color chrome body with chrome visor and bezel. Vintage styled battery headlamp with visor Dual L.E.D. bulbs for low or high beam pattern. Mounts to fork or most handlebar stems with supplied mounting brackets. Batteries not included.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000QFRSOK
  • Item model number: 1946
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,734 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

It will get you seen in darkness, but don't expect much light.
CycleMN
The mount was not strong enough to hold the weight of the light when the bike hit a modest bump.
Robby
The light looks great on my cruiser as it really compliments the chopper styling!
Daryl

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Philip Russo on January 30, 2010
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I build custom bicycles. There are a myriad of lighting systems for cyclists. Some range from nine dollars to over five hundred dollars. This particular light is not bad at all for the price. Depending on what your application is you have two mounting options and brackets.
I mounted the light on a springer front end using one of the supplied brackets upside down and after enlarging the mounting hole. It is a reasonably well built light that is functional and surprisingly bright if aimed properly and you use both bulbs at once. It gives clear reasonable light for sight, but most importantly it allows motor vehicles to see you.
The switch is a bit cheaply made and the contacts are sensitive but the LED bulbs and 9 volt battery power are efficient and work well. You can even remove the visor on the light if you prefer. All in all for the price it's a great light with perfect vintage style for a cruiser bicycle, and with the visor removed it can also work well for a vintage British 3 speed.
The mounts are a bit flimsy, but with better hardware (stainless steel) you can make it reasonably tight and secure. It is the better of the lights out there of this style, and it is MUCH better than a vintage light that uses two D batteries and a flashlight bulb that is dim, yellow and has a black spot in the middle from the bulb. It looks great, works well and is cheap-all reasons to get one, and forget the made in Japan vintage lights on ebay. I would like to add that in addition to a headlight you should also use a flashing red LED taillight. Be safe.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Mason on October 27, 2011
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Likes:
Looks - looks as advertised
Mount - Provided mounts gave me a few options, I had to use tape to beef up the tube I mounted on. You should always have a thin layer of tape to reduce scratches anyhow.
Two running modes - Regular and extra bright - Brightness on par with lights of equal cost.

Dis-likes:
Plastic - Welcome to the modern age where they can chrome plastic. The bonus is that it's light weight.
Switch - The on/off switch seemed solid; the mode selector switch is pretty junky. Since I want it always on super bright this shouldn't be a problem. When it does become a problem then I'll be busting out the soldering iron.

Oddities:
Light takes a 9 volt battery which is odd to me. I'm not sure why they went with a 9 volt battery other than fit/form factor. I've never seen an LED take 9 volts directly which makes me wonder how much power is being wasted on resisters.

I'll update when I have an idea of battery life - don't hold your breath waiting though; may take me a while.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Culmone on June 2, 2010
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The Light Is Great , But The Switch For High And Low Beam Bad Design , I Had TO Rewire It To Work !!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gary D. Chance on August 21, 2010
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Great light for that old school look. Light mounts easy and works great, must have for anyone with a cruiser bike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Zischka on January 2, 2012
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This is not a light for seeing, but just for being seen by cars. The main problem with this light is that the switch is junk and does not work for selecting low or high intensity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fletch on December 13, 2011
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Had my doubts about even buying this product, the reviews are horrible. I used this hedlight in the rebuild process for my sons little chopper bicycle and it looks great, went on no problem and works just fine. I did spay down the inside with Rhino liner compund, I believe it will keep everything in place and protect it from damage. So far so good, will let you know about the durability later.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ye Olde on June 5, 2013
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After buying this headlight, I had read some reviews stating that the one they received was plastic, or didn't come with instructions. I was dreading that, but fortunately, neither proved to be the case with mine. It is solid, heavy metal, almost big enough to be a motorcycle light. While the LEDs inside aren't the most powerful, they work far better than many small clip-on Wal-Mart specials. Like one reviewer suggested, there is ample room inside for improvement, so if you have a soldering iron and a free afternoon, you can improve it quite a bit. I personally have no issue with mine, so I'll be keeping it as is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CycleMN on May 14, 2012
I bought two for our lake cruisers. We loved the look and the fact they were L.E.D. with low/hi beam. The body is very shiny and that's all I can say good about this light. It will get you seen in darkness, but don't expect much light. Don't rely on this for serious commuting and safety. It's more of a decoration for your bike than a headlight.

All the components are extremely cheap. Changing the battery is very difficult. They worked the first season. I noticed a flicker in mine and decided to replace the battery in the beginning of the second season. After a terrible battery changing session, the light did not work. I tested the battery and it was fine, so I tested the battery I took out. That battery was fine too. Further inspection revealed extremely cheap components and circuits. The selector switch for hi/low beam is the cheapest China could make. It is easy for it to stick in between both settings and will break with more use. The contacts for the rear of the bulbs are cheap tin/copper strips that bend as easy as tin foil. I have LED bike lights ten years old that still work. As a matter of fact, I have never discarded a bike light because it stopped working. I use them for many years, buy brighter ones, and give the old working ones away.

This product wasn't made to work after one battery life. When you operate this light and see the inside, you will be disappointed. My guess is the cheap switch and components didn't hold up to the vibrations on a bike. My girlfriend's is flickering too which makes me think the switch corroded or the l.e.d. bulbs are going bad already. We didn't even use them enough to kill the first battery. I think I'll keep them on the bikes for looks now.

I expected so much more from an LED light. I didn't expect too much brightness, but I expected them to work for a long time and be built sturdy.
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