Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
It depends why you want the light. I infer from your reference to busy streets, you are mainly interested in being seen rather than seeing.
For being seen, I recommend the Cateye EL400. Very light weight and very bright. I think Nashbar has a slightly cheaper knock off.
"For seeing" is another, almost philosophical discussion. I use a helmut mounted NR. While strong, I have to look out 10-20 feet over my fairing. It lights the road, but I doubt if I could distinguish between an oil slick, a puddle, or a hole. I only ride on familiar roads and 90% is covered with street lighting.
If riding in totally dark conditions on strange roads (as you never know when a truck is going to drop a 2x4 or transmission parts, all roads are probably strange at the moment you are on them.) you really have to go the route mentioned in the post above.
2001 Tour Easy (w/ bent frame...no, not a recumbent frame...a bent or damaged frame.)
2006 Gold Rush
Las Vegas, NV
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