By Colin Dennis
Create your own virtual safety lane and own the night with the bright and tough Sentinel 40 LED rear light.
'I really appreciated the large, tool-free fitments of the post clamp and the over-sized adjuster nut was easy enough to use without the need to remove my bulky waterproof gloves; always a good thing during the winter.'
The Sentinel 2 Watt Tail Light has a powerful 2 watt LED, 5 modes, is USB rechargeable and has a brand new safety feature, Laser Lanes! The Laser Lanes mode is designed to project ultra-bright laser lines on the ground, giving the rider their own virtual lane.
You can’t be ignored on your commute home with Niterider’s power- charged, multi-function, 40 lumen beacon of light. The Sentinel comes with its own high-visibility laser lanes that create a lit-up lane behind you that warns drivers to give you plenty of room.
And if that’s not enough, the 2 Watt lamp pumps out an eye-watering 40 Lumens from its rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery; the ubiquitous short USB cable included, of course.
At 73g, the Sentinel is no super-lightweight and may not be first choice for the weight-weenies, but for rear guard protection and safety, the Sentinel is hard to beat.
Four functions offer two flash and two steady modes of varying intensity with run times ranging from: 36hr - 4:30hr on low or high steady modes, while flash options run from 7hr – 18hr. Those comprehensive figures should be more than enough time for the longest training and commute rides.
Run times are always going to be subjective, and depending on temperature, or whether you can be bothered to take it indoors at night to save battery life, longevity will probably vary from the quotes stated in the instructions.
I really appreciated the large, tool-free fitments of the post clamp and the over-sized adjuster nut was easy enough to use without the need to remove my bulky waterproof gloves; always a good thing during the winter. The Sentinel can also be switched from the vertical plane to horizontal simply by giving it a quick twist in the direction you want it to go and locks securely into place with a satisfying click.
In summary: daily commuters and avid nocturnal riders alike will no doubt appreciate the excellent build quality, safety features and effective functionality of Niterider’s Sentinel tail light. Be seen – be safe!