Does anyone know the approximate Lumen output of the 200L when at the 50% and 25% power settings? Right now I'm looking for a new light for riding and with my limited budget, and the fact that all three of my options are very similarly priced, I've narrowed down my selection to the MiNewt X.2, L&M Stella 180N, and DiNotte 200L.
The difference between the MiNewt X.2 and the L&M Stella at low power (non flashing) is pretty considerable with one the L&M at 120 and the Niterider at 95(92?). Right now I would get the L&M if only because I haven't seen many quality control issues noted compared with Niterider. However, having seen all the 200L users I wonder what that mid power setting is like compared to the others low power setting.
Right now I'm using a NiteHawk Emittor (1st generation with an orginal 1W Luxeon emittor). Obviously any of these are much better even with the Emittor on high but the light generated has been seen well by drivers and lets me see large obstacles and has been barely adequate, though not much else. A $50 light compared to $150 light I know isn't going to be a comparison. What I like about the 200L is the ability to continue using all my AA rechargeables I already have for the Emittor. As I'm currently used to about, oh 35ish (I believe) Lumens, I doubt I would ever use the lights on high (keep in mind this is for rails-to-trails and road riding) especially as I can do 3-4 hr rides easily although actual time while out can be longer.
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