Dinotte batteries or new Xeccon or lumina 650?
A lot has changed since I purchased my DiNotte 400L head and bar lights about 5 years ago. I really do love them, great durability, just about bright enough, light weight, made in the USA, GREAT customer service! It's time for something new for me, I think....
Its now the end of 2012 and I am faced with a few options. I ride Cross Country mtb on single tracks and fire roads at night and I looking at something new. I would like something brighter than the DiNotte 400L but I don't really need something brighter.
Option #1 keep my DiNotte lights and buy new batteries and charger, the batteries don't hold enough of a charge for a 3-4 hour ride at full power. Price +- $130
Option #2 purchase 2 Lumina 650s, one for the bar and one for the helmet. Even on amazon that's about $230. They are simple, no cords, more powerful.
Option #3 Xeccon lights. They have been reviewed here recently. Maybe 2 S12s or the S12 U2 + Spiker 1210 kit. I don't really need a ton of light but I wonder about the S12 on the bar, if it is wide enough. 2 QTY S12 is +- $160 or S12 U2 + Spiker 1210 is +- $245
I have thought about spending more on a Lupine or something else but I Don't do night races or ride for more than 4 hours. I don't have a shop hook up so I will pay full retail.
I have read a lot or reviews and I would like YOUR thoughts please :???: