I bought the LUME Lighting Strada HID setup as well. It is EXTREMELY bright and the company, I hear from fellow riders, really backs up their product. It's so bright that I can light up houses (from my deck) 80-100 yards away when their dogs bark and wake me up at night- stupid ******* owners
I've only done this twice thus the light has been used twice
Anyway, I have not done any night riding and I'm not sure if I will but I can attest to the brightness- I got the slightly dispersed version, not the super focused version. I would not get the super focused version since this one is so bright. I would think that if it were any brighter, it would start to reflect off the ground.
Hmmm...I'm debating if I should keep this or sell it.