I will be 52 this month. Have been an avid commuter for almost 20 years.
The first real sign of aging has been the decline of my night vision; especially when it is raining ( I wear glasses and the splatter on my lenses refracts the light) and the wet road seems to engulf my 15W Planet Bike rechargeable light.
Has anyone else noticed this? Has anyone noticed that sometimes it is hard to decide which forum to post in?!?!?! Should this be in the 50+ forum?
I have been reading this electronics forum and am intrigued by the dealextreme flashlights.
How does one compare Watts with lumens? a 700 L light is the equivalent to __ Watt light?
I commute on backcountry roads with no road lamps. It is 1/2 hour each way (7 miles one way-if anyone is reading other fora they will notice that I ride faster than the police do who ride at 12 MPH :-)). This time of the year I commute in pitch blackness both ways and need a light to have at least an hour of run time on high. I guess I am looking for more lighting than even my 15W provides (in inclement,rainy weather especailly).
Do I need 700L 900 Lumen two of each? Don't want to spend a boat load of money.