That photo suggests that the beam has been rendered much wider.
I wonder if Schmidty amped-up the light itself — is it brighter and wider, or just wider?
I don't need a beam that wide — at least, not worth considering an upgrade to get it.
One thing I like about the Edelux, compared to battery lights I've used, is that the light is contained — it shines on the road, not off the road, in the bushes or up in the trees.
Here's a youtube video I ran across where someone compared the Ixon IQ to the Ixon IQ Premium (these are the battery versions of the lights with the same optics, etc - so the Ixon IQ would be the same as the old Cyo, and the Ixon IQ Premium should be the same as the new Cyo Premium) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVaz3SHW__0
It's based on the B&M cyo.. I effectively did the same upgrade going from a cyo to cyo premium. It a worthwhile bump in brightness and beam spread ( at the cyo price point anyway).
The Cyo premium looks nice for the price. The Luxos U on the other hand makes me drool. Too bad I don't have an unlimited budget. Not that I'm ready to go Dyno yet but I am looking the stuff over to see whats doable price wise and still provide an output / beam pattern robust enough to satisfy my lust for light.