I plan to start commuting on my bike. I have about an hour ride each way with one way being in the dark most of the year. I live in an urban area, but will be on unlit trails for the majority of my ride.
After searching around the forums and reading a number of threads, my plan is to have "blinky" head and tail lights to be seen (likely Planet Bike Superflash lights) and an LED flashlight to use as a head light to
see the road/trail. I have narrowed down the flashlight to either the Romisen RC-N3 CREE Q5 or RC-N3 CREE R4 (from ShiningBeam). Like I said, I have read a number of threads in this forum, but I still had a couple of unanswered questions I was hoping someone out there could answer:
1. I have seen a number of posts regarding the ShiningBeam RC-N3 CREE Q5 (http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...CREE-Q5/Detail), but few about the RC-N3 CREE R4 (http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...CREE-R4/Detail). Anyone have both and care to share?
2. Both the above flash lights come with single-mode and 2-mode options, based on comments I was planning to go with the single-mode. Anyone with a light with the single-mode option wish they had gone with the 2-mode?
3. It seems most people recommend the TwoFish Lockblock mount, curious if any has used and would comment on the ShiningBeam mount? (http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...Bicycle/Detail)
4. Those of you using AA LED flashlights with rechargeable batteries, what type do you use (NiCd, NiMH, Lithium, etc)? I have seen threads recommending NiMH (and the LaCrosse charger), just wondering how
much difference in light output since the voltage is lower than alkaline.