Bright and safe at a delicate bargain

Verified Buyer Reviewed by No more than I can carry on my person from San Francisco Bay Area, California on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
In my third week of ownership with these wee lamps comes this humble review. The head lamp is amply bright for urban and suburban pedalling, auto drivers notice me from the front and the road is sufficiently illuminated to avoid suprise potholes and other stuff one wouldn't want to run over; i.e. nails, bottles, car parts, car fluids. The tail lamp also is extremely effective. Having ridden along the same 4-lane poorly-lit suburban boulevard while wearing a small clip-on flasher, a retroreflective safety vest and bearing a 100 lumen pen light, I can state with great confidence that simply using this 150 lumen tail lamp makes me more visible as confirmed by cars respecting my place on the shoulder. Where they used to buzz me and swerve at the last minute. They now regularly move over almost a full lane.

On the negative side, the lamps are rechargeable only via usb, but fit poorly in the ports, requiring some balancing tricks to secure current. Also the mount system is pretty rinky-dink and fails both to inspire confidence in retention on the bike and offer beam trajectory control. The mount system is pretty much a couple of rubberbands that hook into the loops and secure around a handle bar for the front lamp and the seat post for teh rear lamp.
Previous Review “Bright and flexible.”