And there's some diverted light at wide angles, even up to 90 degrees, that's bright enough for close range cars on side roads to see.
I have mine aimed slightly downward, and if I look back, I can see the pool of red light on the road behind me. That's bright!
Here's the Hotshot laid on it's side, exactly horizontal, at an inch above the paper. The brightest light shows as yellow, but it's actually red.
The bright side light aimed at the camera is visible, and the other side lighting that hits the paper is pretty bright, in a checkerboard pattern. You can see the central cone of bright light is already hitting the paper just 6 or 8 inches from the light, so it has a decent spread.
This side lighting is just diverted light, via prisms, from the main beam. There's only one LED.
WARNING: if you push the On button in the store, when the light is still in it's box, don't aim it at your face...