2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
First I have to say this NiteRider Solas is the best rear light I have ever owned and believe me Ive gone through plenty.
The brightness, power and flash pattern are the best of any light on the market. The battery life is up there with the top too. I use the strobe mode and got 5-6 hours on full charge when new but about 4 hrs after a year or so of heavy use. I use it during the daytime too.
Its the best light for charging too. Simply open the rubber tab on the bottom and plug in the USB charger and good to to in an hour or so.
Why the one star review?
I bought one and had to replace it in less than a year. I keep the rubber tab on the bottom closed as tight as i can but in heavy rain, water can get inside the unit and when it does its lights out, literally.
I tried letting it dry out but to no avail. Stuffed it in some rice grains to draw out the moisture but nothing.
I contacted NightRider customer care and they basically told me to fk off but very politely.
I went to my local bike store where I bought the light ( a big chain store that recently closed PB). The store manager replaced it right away and told me to pick a new one off the shelf.
Guess what? Less than a year later that new replacement unit got wet and stopped working too.
NightRider told me to get lost again, so back to the bike store. They replaced it with a new one.
Now the 3rd light Im on has just stopped working.
Thats the last straw for me and the Solas250. It really is a great light but the reliability is terrible.
Also the USB connector on the bottom can come apart from the circuit board from overuse.
I also have the front facing NR Lumina 400 light that I got with my first Solas250 and its still working strong.
Thank you for your feedback.