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Tremendous light for what I needed, mixed lighted roadways and unlit country lanes
on 14 November 2013
I fancied this because:
- 70 lumens seemed quite an intense light
- enough charge on high level mode ~3 hours
- USB charging and no external battery pack.
What surprised me was how small it was on opening the package but it does the job and leaves stars in the eyes if you look too closely into it turned on @70 lumens. High power has enough light for 10-20 feet in front on a dark, unlit country lane such that I can avoid most potholes at speed (my general average is 12-15 mph).
Battery life seems as advertised - 3 hours @ 70 lumens which is enough for most night time rides, as is the recharging time @~2 hours.
The strap mechanism works just fine on my taped handlebars but is even better woven into the vents of my helmet to give light in the direction I am looking as I always travel with a standard light on the handlebars facing forward as backup.
The only minor niggle is the USB connector which is the older mini-USB type, not the micro USB type found on most mobile phones nowadays which means I have to carry the cable with me for recharging off the nearest USB port whereas I have micro USM cables all over the place.
All in all, highly recommended.