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After reading the light review and a whole bunch of post's and searching mtbr, I am still a little unsure. Sorry if this info is elsewhere, but any help (or links to help) would be greatly appreciated.
A few years ago I bought the Niterider Cyclone HID lights for team 24 h's and have been quite happy with them, so have not been keeping an eye on what's on the market. Unfortunately last week, my house was robbed and whilst they left my bikes (luckily), my lights went missing. When I went to the bike shop to ask about replacing my HID's with an equivalent model (insurance is a wonderful thing), it was a surprise to see that LED's are being favored over HID's (considering HID's were the bee's knee's 3 years ago when I got my lights). The guy at the shop said that the Niterider Trinewt was a roughly equivalent model. The night shots at http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=367534&highlight=cyclone+hid and http://www.mtbr.com/2008lights/trail_compare.html seem to suggest that the HID is brighter than the LED's. I know there are a lot of variables when going from measured to real world usage, so it's a bit hard to tell.
My questions to you all are:
Does anyone know the light output (in lumens) of the Niterider Cyclone HID's?
Would the Trinewt be a suitable replacement or should I switch to another system?
If you reckon I should switch, can you suggest an alternative? (The price range will be ~A$1000 from insurance)
Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions
 

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I switched from a Niterider HID (rage) I was having nothing but problems with to a DiNotte 600L, and couldn't be happier. It's about the same brightness, but with multiple levels of light, two Li-ion batteries, and the ability to be upgraded at a later date, as LEDs get better (something the trinewt can't do.) Also, replacement batteries are cheap ($50, vs. $200 for the niterider)

http://store.dinottelighting.com/sh...t2=339698433&ProductID=19&Target=products.asp
 
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