having been out recently with a local group during a night ride, it felt as if we where quite over lit.
i didnt need to run my own lights at anywhere their full potential as the kindly chap behind had approximately 4000lumens lighing my way for me!
i did feel that as the group was so large-19 riders good and true-that when our paths crossed those of other road users cars,horses,tramps etc we scared the bejesus out of them .My wife was actually driving past at one of these moments and made a comment that it was akin to 'Close encounters of the third kind' (an old film for those too young to remember 2d or intervals/kiora etc).
so my question is...
'are lights too bright or are they necessary?'