I believe the ultimate commutor light has been born!!!!!
My opinion: WOW. This thing is very well built. it is has two LED's and is easily as bright as a 20 watt halogen light. the literature that came with it says in a few places that it is "weatherproof" and I believe it by the looks of it. It has very high quality switches unlike every other cygolite ever made... it is way brighter than the cagers headlights.
The reasons I believe it is the PERFECT commutor light are:
1.) It is weatherproof.
2.) even on the brightest setting it will run for 4 hours... lowest setting goes up to 9 hours.
3.) It is a NIHM battery so it does not have the troubles of the NICAD when charging It has a smart charger that will NOT overcharge the battery, and only takes 4 hours to take from dead to fully charged... you can also charge it without running the battery all the way down... in other words it has no "memory"
5.) They are LED's baby!!!! I will never have to worry about them burning out!
6.) There are little LED's that show you what brightness setting they are on and a seperate that shows you battery life... the battery life indicator shows 3 levels... more than an hour left, less than an hour left, and less than 20 minutes left. This is fantastic for me. I have always carried two head lights because i have a long commute in heavy traffic and a dead battery with no backup would be serious trouble. Now I don't have to bring the spare! if the indicator shows me that i have less than an hour left all i have to do is lower the brightness and i am good to go for at least another 2 hours...
7.) The battery is small and mounts very nicely to the frame... It is SOOOOOOOOO much better than the traditional water bottle battery that they make.
8.) for daytime rain rides it is simply fantastic. on strobe it is unmissable.
9.) major cool points for the absolutely useless SOS setting... it actually does the SOS signal... you know three short flashes, two long, three short... definate cool points.
MY one and only complaint so far: The bracket could be better. It looks very strong and isn't "cheap", just could have been designed better...