December 4, 2009
Wide penetrating beam, no wires, lith-ion battery, 240 lumens, tough machined aluminum housing, lightweight, expandable with added batteries and piggybacking lights. It won't impair your balance like some narrow beam lights can.
Profile is taller than other lights and can get pricey if you start adding up accessories.
I ride and train in the dark a ton..with the intent of charging at the next year's 24hour of Adrenaline series. Always looking for a better light. The Exposure lights are really the cat's meow for self contained (no wires), SLED based high lumen output. The joystick may look like a small flashlight, but pumps out 240 lumens of coyote blinding light. The beam has no hot spot, a good dispersion and is perfect for the helmet. I advocate a bright light on the head...as that's where your looking to go, and a strong lamp on the bars with a good projection so as to cast a shadow on up-coming obstacles.
The Joystick can accommodate additional lights (they call them eyes), the White eye will double your lumens to 480 by just plugging it in on the back port. There are some red eyes for rearward projection and road safety too. With an additional battery cell you can get run times on high to exceed 12 hours.
It definitely deserves a look if you're serious about conquering the dark trail rides at speed.