Any thoughts would be appreciated . . .
I have a Light & Motion Solo Logic, which on high beam (13W) throws adequate light (both in terms of brilliance and beam pattern). I encounter almost as many deer as cars, and most of the deer are dumber than most (but not all) of the drivers, so a wide beam is desirable.
My complaint is that the bulbs for my light last only about 60 hours (I'm on the 3rd one), and my battery is dying after only about 175 charges.
The Cygolite DualCross claims to be the equivalent of a 20W halogen. Do I believe that? Will it be as wide a beam?
Some manufacturers describe their lights in terms of lumens, some watts, and I know the two aren't the same. Is the number of lumens a good measure of the light it produces? L&M says their halogens produce 30 lumens per watt, or 390 lumens with my present light on highest (13W) power. That is a lot more than any comparably priced LED I've seen that talks in terms of lumens (NiteRider's Minewtx2 claims 160, I think). That also makes me think that Cygolite either has an outstanding R&D department or an aggresive marketing department, and I suspect I know which one it is.
In any event, I'm interested in any answers or thoughts on a bright, long runtime light for $200 +/-.