I've been using the Night-Sun Team Issue handlebar mounted lights for years now. It is 10W low-beam and 30W high beam. I've been very satisfied with this light, but a couple of things are making me consider adding a helmet-mounted light:
- Just like I think I should have 2 blinkies in the back in case one goes out, it would make sense to have 2 forward-facing lights.
- The wires from my battery broke where they emerge from the water bottle battery. Would make sense to have a back up light in case one needs repairs.
- Easier to move from bike to bike. Though I may get another Team Issue set to put on a second bike anyway.
It seems to me that if I have 30 W coming from the handlebars, I should have something equally strong coming from the helmet. Does it make sense to add a helmet-mounted HID or is that overkill? Will that significantly improve visibility down the road (beyond the directionality that a helmet-mounted light would provide)?