NiteRider began by accident and by necessity. Tom Carroll, a fanatical athlete and outdoorsman from Southern California had a problem. The best surf around was better at night, after the crowds had gone home. Since there was nothing even remotely useable to light up the waves, Tom had to design a solution from scratch.
A builder and designer by trade and inventor by passion, Tom was obsessed with making his lights the best. His second attempt defined everything that a light for “extreme sports” had to be – waterproof, very bright, lightweight and hands free. What he found is that it not only worked for surfing, but for the long bike trails that accessed those perfect, hidden breaks.
Tom and his wife Veronica built NiteRider at their kitchen table, working hard all day and then coming home to design, assemble and ship their lights by night. To this day, they still run NiteRider – designing and building the lights with the same meticulous attention to detail to ensure their customers have the best product available. Tom still answers the phone, listens to his customers needs and helps them with service. They live the NiteRider lifestyle and know how important top quality and performance is. To them, it’s personal.
Our mantra – innovation, technology and superior customer service. At NiteRider, we understand how essential your equipment is whether you are racing or commuting. We see your ownership as an investment and that is why we are committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service available since 1989. Our promise is to continually push the boundaries of lighting technology and bring you the most advanced, highest performing bicycle lights available in the world.
Longevity is the theme at NiteRider. Our headquarters in San Diego, California is “home” to over thirty dedicated staff handling design, testing, assembly, service, sales, marketing and shipping. Many of our crew have been with us since the beginning and it is common for our staff to have 10+ years with the company often having family members join the team. We take pride in our technology and design and it is the people that makes NiteRider what it is today!