Am looking for a rack for my 10-mile r/t commute. I have been using a combination of backpack (including laptop) and bungee-cording a bag of clothes to the top of a child-seat mount rack (minus the child seat, of course). With a new bike, I wanted to look a little "professional" as I make my way to work in sweaty gym clothes. Also need to consider the need to have a safety light attach to whatever rack I get. I sometimes ride home after dusk (with a reflective vest) and wanted extra safety of a light.
Ideal Criteria for the rack and the light:
1) not too pricey
2) look good
3) light mounts easily on back of rack
4) not too heavy