I don't want to give up my afternoon rides. I still work; so, I can't ride during the day on weekdays. When I start riding there is still daylight in Houston. Before the end of the ride it is dark. I use my MagicShine. I was heading home on the MUP and a couple of bicyclists yelled "Yowsa that is bright". I then noticed when I met some walkers they were covering their eyes.
The trail gets fairly dark, and there are fools using it without reflective clothing or lights. I can see them with my MagicShine. I am not so worried that they think my lights are too bright because that is better than hitting them. I also can see the potholes and avoid them.