So, I finally got my NiteRider Tri-Newt this week & took it out for it's first night ride last night at Skyline.
The first thing I noticed about the light is how fast it charges, it achieved full charge in well under an hour (I'll have to time it next time).
It claims 3.5 hours on high & 7 hours on low, so I ran it on high & could obviously use it that way for almost all of my rides.
The light comes with a bar mount & a helmet mount, I chose the helmet mount & after mucking with a couple different positions got it to shine straight out ahead of me far down the trail, but also can get it positioned right it front of me if I look down at my front tire.
Anyway, on to the important part, this thing is BRIGHT & I mean BRIGHT!
I actually made the mistake of looking directly at some poor trail runner about 1/2 mile into my ride (kind of spooked me as it was pretty much dark at this point & I didn't expect to see any humans on foot) and he practically withered in the face of my awesome amounts of candlepower
I've never ridden with a light that illuminates the trail like this one does, especially on tight singletrack in areas where the woods are very tight around you it gives visiblity on par with riding during the day, I really don't know what else to say beyond that.
I've never had as much of my surrondings illuminated by light as when riding with this one, I have it set to point WAY down the trail & it seems like it covers 50 yards in front of you with light & maybe 30' or more wide.
I promise I'll try to get some pics & more accurate measurements next time I go out, (my ride got cut short when I snapped my chain & had to spare links) but as far as initial impresssions, all I can say is WOW!