ProView – Nite Ize Radiant Rechargeable ShineLine
The Radiant Shineline by Nite Ize is a wonderful piece of gear for when you need light in dark places where you can’t get a flashlight into. It’s not overwhelming on the eyes and you can work around it.
Nite Ize Radiant Rechargeable ShineLine
Product Name: Nite Ize Radiant Rechargeable ShineLine
Product Description: The Radiant Rechargeable ShineLine adds a touch of home even if you’re far from it, featuring integrated fiber optic and LED technology to create a truly seamless lighting setup anywhere. Simply hang, spiral, or spread out the portable ShineLine wherever you need a touch of light—on the patio table for a family barbecue, around the RV site or campsite, on a bike for eye-catching safety illumination, above the hammock while you hang with nature, or in the kid’s room for added ambiance.
Offer price: MSRP: $29.99
This product is super thin, and I was shocked by how much light it gave off for being so thin. The protective cover over the clear cable is a smart move to keep it from being damaged. This is great for decorative light around camp, or to light up hard to reach spaces.
- Built-in tie downs
- Charging cable not included
I use flashlights daily. This Shineline got a lot of use around the house! I used it to light up the engine bay of my wife’s car to find where her horn is at. I also used it in our cabin over Thanksgiving. We strung it up by the toilet to be able to see at night. Our cabin had one giant flood light in the middle. If you turned it on during the night hours, there’d be too much light. The little Shineline was perfect. It does provide enough light to vaguely see what’s going on and works great as a night light. The little wire ties on the light are very functional and work great for suspending the fiber optic cord onto different areas. I wrapped the lights around my motorcycle onto different points, just for fun. It also makes a great light for reading. My wife enjoys reading at night before bed and I am usually asleep before her — this light isn’t overbearing to the point where it bothers me and prevents me from sleeping.
The green light is very cool looking. It illuminated things in the area just enough, and had a “fun” feeling to it. The charging function on the light is compatible in AC or DC current. You can charge it from a wall socket or a cigarette port in your vehicle. It only takes 1.5 hours to charge and has a display to let you know if the battery in charged or not.
It’s a novelty piece for sure. I’d use it for running along the top of my tent for getting up on early morning ventures while hunting. In my future back country hunts, this will be the light I take with me to suspend from the ceiling of my tent in replacement of my old competitors lights that uses batteries.
This light seems to be durable enough to last several years. As long as it can take a charge, it’ll keep running.
The light packs down to nothing. It takes up the same amount of room as a head lamp, although I would say it puts out less light than a head lamp.
Room For Improvement
One drawback that I did notice was trying to find the dang power button in the middle of the night. There needs to be more texture to the rubber piece for easier guidance while turning it on. Also, it doesn’t come with a charging cord, you’ll need a micro USB cord.
The Final Word
I really do like this Radiant Shineline. It’s fun and can be hung in odd places with the ties and how flexible it is. It wouldn’t be too much to ask for a micro USB to be thrown into the box. Most people have the micro USB and it’ll get tossed into the pile with the rest of the cords.
About the Gear Tester
I am an avid outdoorsman and do a lot of backcountry camping and hunting. I have several degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries, where I’ve done a lot of field research and spent up to a month at a time in the field rehabilitating Avian species. I am also trained in rope rescue from the National Ranger Training Institute. I've spent my time in the Marine Corps doing various things such as teaching explosives and the Marine Corps hand-to-hand combat program and being deployed to combat areas in Afghanistan. Now I spend my time as a Fisheries Biologist at a Hatchery and getting out to practice with my bow as much as I can and spending time with my wife and my two Black Labs.