been probably 12 years since i have done any night riding. had the top of the line niterider light back then so i thought, stick with what works. WOW is all i can say. love it. might be a little too much on low for the slow climbing, but other than that no complaints at all. wondering how long i can stay out without running down the battery. only 21/2 or so up to now. cant imagine needing more light than this thing puts out.