Disclaimer: I received a Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Run Chest/Waist Light to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
I am an early morning runner. Or at least when deep in a training cycle, this is the only time I am guaranteed to be able to get in my mileage. If I had my choice, my running times would vary greatly throughout the year – early in the summer and mid-day in the winter.
Since I don’t always have a choice in the matter, I do what I can to feel safe and comfortable in the dark, early morning hours. The two biggest checks in my gear list :
Reflective gear ✔️
When it comes to lights, I have tried several – headlamps, hand lights, light vest, and flashing “tail lights”. When the opportunity to try a Chest/Waist light, I jumped at the chance to try something new! I love running hands-free and this new light option sounded great!
light up the night with Nathan
Fresh out of the box, my Nathan Luna Fire had a strong light stream with several intensities :
- 33 Lumens ( Low)
- 100 Lumens (Med)
- 200 Lumens (Hi)
- 250 Lumens (Boost)
- 100 Lumens (White/Strobe)
I know better than to go for a run without knowing how well my light is charged, so I opted to plug it in for a full charge before my first run.
My first run with my Nathan Luna Fire happened to be the group run with 20+ other BibRave Pros at the TRE Influencer Day in Austin, TX. With a 6:30am meet up, I was able to scoot on over to the meeting hotel with my Nathan fully blazing!
Even though the sun soon came up, I felt like the beam of the Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist light was sufficient at the lowest setting! Even after I turned the light off, I was comfortable leaving the light at my waist thru the remainder of our run.
Once back in Kansas, I have been hitting the dark roads less often, but I have still been wear testing the Nathan Luna Fire. I have really liked the Chest/Waist strap. I have found that I prefer it to my headlamp on my head…
The versatility of the Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist light is great! If I am wearing more bulky clothes, I can take the lamp off the chest/waist belt and attach it to my jacket. While the light bounces a little bit more, the beam is still bright enough to light the way.
Here are a few more specifications from the Nathan website on the Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist light :
- 250 max Lumen main LED
- Lithium-ion Polymer Rechargeable via USB – a big perk compared to battery charged lights
- 25+ hour burn time
- IPX4 – Weather resistant
If you are interested in this Nathan product (and any others), use the offer code “NATHANBIB20” at nathansports.com for 20% off a one-time purchase of up to $250 – good to use sitewide!
My fellow BibRave Pro’s also went through various features of their Nathan Luna Fire on their blogs as well. Be sure to check them out!