I'm going on a 3000 mile trip this spring/summer, mostly camping with hotel 1x week, and I'm trying to choose which light to bring in case I don't make a campsite or hotel before dark on a given day. I don't plan on riding at night at all if i can avoid it.
Last year i splurged on a L&M ARC Li-Ion which is super bright and has a 3.5 hour burn time. I don't think I'd ever miss my daily destination by that much. Carrying the charger and finding a plug to charge it would be a pain. Plus it weighs a bit.
Or I'm considering forking over 600 bucks for a Schmidt hub and dual headlights. I could afford it, but it would be an uncomfortable expense. I think I'd feel dumb if I spent this much and only needed it a few times.
Or I could buy a weaker, yet longer lasting battery light that runs on AA. I plan to bring a small AA charger anyways.
I don't want to bother with the rim generator.
Which would you choose: bring the L&M, buy the Schmidt, or AA battery light? thanks in advance.