There's a great clearance sale going on for this decent little light combo (click on pic for link):
I bought this combo for my wife's bike and these lights are great bang for the buck, even at the regular price! At 24 bucks that's a smokin' hot deal; the MSRP on the PB Website is $54.99! Get 'em while they're hot!
p.s. I hope it's kosher to post threads like this... if not then feel free to delete it Mr. Moderator! I just thought I'd like to share it with my Commuting brethren (and sisters, too).
2012 Surly Disc Trucker custom build, 2009 Kona Jake the Snake, 198? Bianchi road bike, 2012 Scott OTG-20
Originally Posted by Giro
Unfortunately, the front headlight is only the 0.5 W version, not the 1 W or 2 W versions of the Blaze. As the MEC reviews note, the 0.5 watt version is not much of a headlight.
Even the 1W isn't much of a headlight, if you're looking for a light that actually illuminates the ground in front of you. But for a "be seen" light combo, it's not a bad deal, and probably adequate for cyclists who only ride on well-lit streets.
I understood the 1/2 W light to be a "be seen" only light... I figured that would be a given in this forum. Indeed, when my wife is coming home after a 3 to 11 shift with her 1/2 W light on the strobe setting, I can clearly see it flashing from the corner where she turns and that's 350 meters (1148 feet) away. Her commute is on well-lit city streets so the PB light is ideal. I have the 1 W Blaze on my bike and it's a "be seen" light as well. If I needed a light to see by I would expect to pay at least $100, but for any new commuters (or seasoned ones that need new lights) that are riding on well-lit streets this combo is hard to beat.
BTW MEC also sells the PDW Radbot 1000 for $17.50 and it's on my shopping list. I was going to get a 2nd PB Super Flash, but since they're the same price, I'm gonna try the Radbot. I will be picking up another one (or two at that price) of the PB combos just to have around for replacement lights.