My round trip is about 26 miles. Part of it is unlit single lane road that then opens up to a wide shoulder. It gets fairly busy. There is also some cross traffic through an industrial secion where folks are turning into driveways. I have already decided aganist HID's. Here is my delima. I can order a PB super blinkie and a 5W dinotte for 200 from nasbar or I can get the full ultra Lith/ion 5w head 3w tail with two batteries and charger from dinotte for 390.00.
PB super blinkie and a 5W dinotte
-must change batteries out everyday on the headlight
-High quality tail light but not nearly as bright as the 3w dintte
-can change out batteries along the route incase I forget to charge them
ultra Lith/ion 5w head 3w tail
-no excuse to get hit due to lack of light
-nearly 3 times the run time
-with two batteries I could upgrade later and purchase two more lights for another bike
-if the battery goes dead in the field there is no back up
Go cheap or go all out?