Cyanobacteriochrome (CBCR) photosensory proteins are phytochrome relatives using bilin chromophores for light sensing across the visible spectrum. Structural information is not available for two of the four known CBCR subfamilies. NpF2164g3 is a member of one such subfamily, exhibiting a violet/orange photocycle. We report backbone NMR chemical shift assignments for the light-activated orange-absorbing state of NpF2164g3 (BMRB no. 19150).