NiteRider technical lighting began by accident and 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. His lights define everything that a light for extreme sports has to be – waterproof, very bright, lightweight and hands free. And these lights don’t only work for surfing but especially out on the bike trails or the road at night.