- Run times are certainly better. I had the lights in auto mode where the lights decide what mode to be in based on the ambient light. I would typically select daytime flash, which if locked in that flash mode should give me 12 hours run time. In the Auto mode, the lon 200 might go to a solid light if it sensed I was in a dimly lit area. I had the light in Auto during bright daylight rides and into dusk and it was 6.5 hours before I saw a red light status telling me I was getting down there in run time. So 12 hours in Daytime Flash sure seems likely, and even if it is a bit less than that in real life, it would be enough for most any ride I would do outside of some bikepacking adventure and this is not the light for that. 200L is enough to get you back home if you are not riding fast or over very challenging surfaces. It’s not a night riding light, obviously, but it is better than the old version when darkness falls.
- Visibility remains excellent. Being seen with these is not an issue.
- The small form factor is darn handy, even if these are just ever so slightly bigger than the 100L versions.
- They seem to be a bit, well, ‘better made’ is not quite right, because the others worked fine, but these do seem a notch up in construction.
About The Author: Grannygear hails from SoCal and spent most of his cycling days as a mountain biker from the formative years of mountain biking all the way up to the present day. His day job is in the tech sector, but he has spent time writing about off road 4X4’s, 29″ mountain bikes, and cycling in general. Grannygear and Guitar Ted have worked off and on together since 2009 after a chance meeting at Interbike. With gravel cycling on the rise, Grannygear has been exploring how this genre’ works in SoCal and now does guest pieces for RidingGravel.com in his spare time.