Lot's of people say that, and I hope it is. However, don't base it on standing next to it and looking at it while revving it. Or just waliking around the bike.digger06 wrote: funnily enough its actually ok,
Ideally, do as we did, follow two cubs, one with the LED bulb one with Incandescent, appraise them close up and from as far as say 50 - 70 metres, and if after that you rate the LED, go with it. And let me know about it too 'cos I'll have one.
My experience so far is 'Sod that for a box of chocolates, I'm putting my bulb back in!'
My whole point is that it doesn't matter if they look stunning when you have a car on your tail thirty to forty feet back, or around town, because invariably they've seen you and know you are there.
You need to be able to be seen, fifty to seventy metres away at least, and preferably more, by some old dear who's driving without her glasses, on a dark rainy night, windscreen misting up and shite wipers, doing the 60mph speed limit along the lanes. It's a very common scenario here, in fact a local man was killed on his pushbike under these circumstances not far from here a couple of years back.
At times like that, you want a light that can be seen, not some glowing fag butt, however little energy it uses. You're a long time dead.