The Bottom Line
With the UltraFazer 5.0 bike light, NiteRider has done a good job of putting a powerful beam of light in a small package. Though this lightweight and sleek little light isn't intended for rugged rides through the woods on your mountain bike it should serve you well on your commute or rides around town.
- Sleek, slim design
- Easy to operate
- Bright light in a small package
- Limited product instructions
- Not particularly rugged
- 3 Bright LED’s
- 2 Light Setting – Steady/Flash
- Mount Fits Both Standard and Oversized Bars
- Operates on 2 AA Alkaline or Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (Alkaline Batteries Included)
- Waterproof to 50 meters - but hopefully you won't need to find that out for sure
Guide Review - UltraFazer 5.0 bike light by NiteRider
Bike lights fall into two categories. The intent of the first is provide light that primarily allows you to be seen by others, not so much to illuminate the road. The UltraFazer 5.0 falls into this less-expensive group. But for such a little light -- the UltraFazer 5.0 is about the size of an amped-up bottle of hotel shampoo -- it delivers a powerful beam of light through its five bright white LEDs that also helps illuminate the road or path for you to almost take it to the second group.
The design of the NiteRider's UltraFazer 5.0 bike light is all about simplicity. The light has an easy-to-operate spring-loaded slide switch that with the flick of a finger will take your light from off to on to flash and off again.
Though the mounting of the light plus installing batteries is also ultimately easy enough, the inclusion of some basic instructions on how to do these things would have been helpful in case you're the kind of person for whom this is not intuitive. The smartly-designed case has a nifty twist off lens/bulb assembly that allows the two-battery tray to slide out for easy installation or replacement. It's cool and easy once you figure it out, but not immediately apparent the first time you pick up the light.
All-in-all, I liked the UltraFazer 5.0 by NiteRider very much. Its slim design and light weight (113 g) mean that it's not going to hog much space on your handlebars, and it delivers a hilariously huge amount of light, disproportionate in fact given its small size. And the simple switch to rotate the light through its settings mean that its easy to operate when you're going down the road or wearing gloves or eating a sandwhich or whatever.