Well, as seems to be par for the course, I'm a wee bit behind on getting the light review posted. The good news is it's done... mostly. Why mostly? Remember how I mentioned that many of the lights came with, or had available, head bands? Well, that bit didn't make it in, yet. After much humming and hawwing about how to make it fit, I decided I'd take the harder route and write up a separate review looking at the lights off the bike. So, the review that will go live any day now--don't worry, we'll let you know--is only on the bike use.
It also doesn't mention tail lights. That is coming soon to this little ol' blog. I had to wait for the weather to clear, but I promise it'll be worth it--hint: a video camera is being used.
I've got to tell you, though, after seeing what the multi-LED arrays are capable of and seeing what the single--more of less--LED on the Lupine Tesla can do, I can't wait for there to be a multi-LED array using that emitter. It'd have to have considerable heat sinking, though.
All in all, there wasn't a bad light in the bunch. I would--and have--run any of them on road or off. Sure the least costly ones (Stella 120, Minewt Mini-USB, Joystick and Switchback 1) are best paired with another light, they do surprisingly well on their own, and much better than many of the single emitters from just a couple of years ago. This is progress.
And I like progress.