Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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I have the Lumotec Oval Plus, which I bought before the E6 was available. The integrated reflector is interesting, as it allows you to avoid installing a separate white reflector (required here). As for the standlight: it is about as effective as those who install a taillight with weak batteries on their backpack (i.e it points to the sky). The Lumotec has also an advantage over the E6 if you ride on bike paths: its slightly wider and less focussed beam would giive you better lighting in the curves.
But for the rest of it, if you can afford it, I think you should go with the E6. Buy also a small LED headlight such as the Cateye EL400 or the BTL Super Doppler (which I have).
The Super Doppler comes on a bracket that allows 10-15° of rotation, so you can aim it inside turns. It can also be pointed down to brighten up potholes (useful in the rain) or up to wake up car drivers. And it can be used in steady or flashing mode. It also lasts about 30 hours on a set of 3 AAA batteries.
As an added bonus, if your main system ever fails or if you need to fix your bike at night, you'll appreciate having a battery headlight.