Nano Shot+ HL-EL625RC front light (13)
The FlexTight bracket holds the Nano Shot+ rigidly, and the button on the rear is easy to operate. Even on low power, output and light coverage are fantastic and permit fast night riding along country lanes. Full power is incredible, casting shadows of your levers at almost 90 degrees.
The central part of the beam is the most intense but it covers a wide area and has huge reach (and will blind oncoming traffic). You can concentrate light closer to you for virtual daylight as far as 15m. The pulsing HyperConstant mode is great for being seen too. The only negative we could find was the lack of side visibility.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.