I'm tired of replacing expensive battery packs: my current $80 li-ion water bottle battery, while light & powerful, only lasted 100 cycles before blowing a cell. it's 6 mo old so no warranty... and whne it blew, i was 2 miles into my 6 mile DARK, RAINY commute! gar.
I want a powerful light that runs off standard aa or c cells. easily relpaceable, charging in standard chargers, alkaline backups if push comes to crunch...
The only such system I'm currently aware of is the Dinotte series. Are there others?
I'd be open to a bar-mounted flashlight but the powerful ones (5w+) seem to have short runtime.
fwiw, i have an elderly NiteHawk housing a 20w bulb overvolted to 14.8V with the batterspace li-ion pack. GReat setup while it lasted...
I might post this in the Commuting section as well.