Now you got me curious, I will take an output shot of my $11 ebay light on my note 4!
Taking pictures of light output at night is tricky because the camera can record what is not perceived by the human eye. Used to visit the candlepower forum once in a while.
That's encouraging, I find the cutoff requirements of EU standards to be a bit too severe, and rather have some spill as long as it isn't disruptive. The Specialized Flux is sometimes criticized for its above horizon spill, but it seems to strike just the right balance to me.No it does not. It DOES have defined horizontal beam but there is light leak above what would be the "cutoff". In the headlight retrofitting world we call this "squirrel finders". But regardless ours is significantly less light above the horizontal beam as compared to 99% (made up number, but..) bicycle headlights out there that are nothing more than spot beam flashlights.
Our goal is bright & wide. And it looks like we've achieved this - despite our limits of the onboard bikes controller.
I think some of that comes from ghetto retrofits some do that are nothing more than "HID" lamps replacing the bulbs in standard headlight reflectors which cause horrendous glare for oncoming road users.And I hate candle power forum. Good info but they are VERY oddly against retrofitting headlights.
I love riding the trails at night and we have coyote, porcupines, skunks, tons of rabbits and the occasional homeless person making camp along side some of the dirt trials near the Rio Grande river in the middle of the city. I still have all that plus bears and mountain lions if I ride the +6500 ft foothills near the Sandia mountains east of the city. I like having the helmet light because I can spot the red glowing eyes of nocturnal animals from further away and all directions. Having a extremely bright light and a helmet spot light scares off a lot of wild life.