Being safe at night is as easy as slapping a Niterider Mako 200 USB bike headlamp on your bike. It's a powerful, LED lamp that is powerful enough to let motorists see you coming a long way off. It's also USB rechargeable, so you can recharge pretty much anywhere without having to carry a heavy charger with you.
Single piece construction with internal Nickle Zinc battery means there's no wires or cords to tangle with
Quick release handlebar mount with single-hand locking ability
3 light levels including high, low and flash
Up to 300+ hours of run time on flash, 2.5 hours on high
Uses CREE L.E.D.'s for durable, high powered light output
NiteRider Mako 200 USB Headlight
2.5 hours on high, 5 hours on low, 14 hours on flash
I have used the AA battery version and while it is fairly bright, the beam is overly focused and you don't see enough to be safe when it gets dark. On brightly lit city streets it is passable but I recommend the Cygolite Metro series which starts at 300 lumens and is a far superior light in both light output and features like night strobe . I like the Mako 100 for a cheap daytime flasher and emergency backup that uses AA batteries which will hold a charge for years.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
The light is bright enough. Works well for finishing a ride in the evening as it is getting dark. I only have needed it for less than one hour so can't really rate the longevity of the battery. I like the USB charging feature as I know I won't run out of light during a ride.The handle bar mount would be better if there was a screw or twist knob to really ratchet down the mount so bumps don't cause it to slip downward. I also have a helmet mount which I use on my tandem due to a handle bar bag and with that mount it is more versatile as you can sweep the area in front and get a larger field of view. This is my second purchase of this model. Bought one for my wife's ride.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend