I had a Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watts but it was stolen from my bike while it was chained to a rack in mall garage (yeah, blame me but I didn't know people stole those). Anyway I was already disappointed with that light because I ride a lot at night and it is not strong enough for darker roads.
At first, I was planning on assembling a custom front light set-up buying from DX:
UltraFire WF-501B XM-LT6 5-Mode 510-Lumen Memory White LED Flashlight with Strap (1*18650) $17.99
Universal Bicycle Mount $1.80
TrustFire Protected 18650 3.7V True 2400mAh Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (2-Pack) $9.99
UltraFire 3.6/3.7V Battery Charger PLOP $10.90
*** Total = $40.69 ***
But then I was worried because most of those items are Chinese and unfortunately it is still difficult to tell good products from bad ones when talking about China (I leave batteries charging while I'm asleep and when I'm away from home so it is a concern).
Now I see that REI is selling NiteRider MiNewt 250 Cordless Bike Light for $94.93 (regular price everywhere else: $129.00).
And, I might get an extra 10% rebate because I'm a REI member, though I'm not sure since it is a promotion.
Now I have three options:
1. Get the "Chinese set-up" for $40.
2. Buy a NiteRider MiNewt 250 for $95 (or maybe $85).
3. Get another set-up using US or European components for probably $90.
I would appreciate any input. What should I do?