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Sigma Powerled Black Pro
In the beginning...
I was looking for a reliable headlight, capable of burning a hole into the night and after a few bad experiences with the Cateye AA-powered lights, I've decided to try out a lithium-ion rechargeable system.
Choices, choices, choices...
Its either a Niterider Newt 200 or a minipro system.
But after a run-in at a popular bicycle store in Damansara Uptown, I'd say that they can shove the lights up their ass.
The sales dude was utterly clueless on the light's output and I won't settle for claims like: "Aiya, this light brighter than your car's headlight la!"
Due respects to the National cycling coach and his dedicated bicycle shop staff, that moron who gave such a statement should have his head checked.
I came across the Sigma light at the Merida shop in SS2, Petaling Jaya, but was not convinced with it at all.
And the bosses' moody attitude there didn't help either.
I saw the Sigma Powerled Black Pro at Kian Hong cycles in Damansara Perdana when I visited the store with Billy, my friend.
It was a solid system, one which you can convert into a handheld torch powered by 4AA batteries during emergencies.
I like the clean and uncluttered design and the pricing wasn't too bad.
Unlike the RM1.4K Niterider light, the Sigma is pretty decent.
I took the light with me to ride in Ipoh last week.
It could be easily mounted on my Dahon Speed P8 and I was very pleased by its performance.
While I was not totally convinced with its maximum output of 900Lumens, I am happy to say that the light had exceeded my personal expectations.
Its capable of flooding a wide area during my night ride in Ipoh town.
The most critical part was cycling along a river path in town where it was literally pitch black.
With a three-stage intensity setting, the Powerled Black Pro was capable of delivering enough light to cover even the darkest spots.
A good impression...
I love the quality, fit and finish on the Powerled Black Pro. Everything on this light was done 'right' and it made it in time for my Batu Gajah - Ipoh ride.
This is an indespensable tool for my 'Journey to land's end' ride next year and I do hope that the new stock for the Powerled would arrive just in time...
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