Editor's Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index.
Lowdown: Indigo INDIGO5.01
The Indigo5.01 from Australia arrived at our doorstep and we were instantly floored by its quality. The machining and finish is reminiscent of the lights from Lupine and Exposure. It is a robust looking light with a big lens, a tapered center that widens at the back of the light. The exterior is a textured anodized blue finish that gives it descent grip while protecting it from the elements.
In the lens is a big LED with a half spherical refractor lens on top of it. It is surrounded by a conical reflector to finish off the optics of this self-contained powerhouse. Rated at 1850 lumens, turning it on reveals a big, circular pattern that is very even with no artifacts. The center has a bright spot that blends in well with the rest of the beam.