The old country road I live on has now become a busy highway with concrete curbs and storm drains rather than shoulders. Avoiding being killed depends entirely on visibility to drivers and their being able to pass when all the lanes are occupied. Riding on it was risky, even foolishly so before I started using this set. It is not the brightest front light but is easily brighter than what I need even at the 2nd and 3rd brightest settings. I have never needed the top level. The rubber grips are very strong and hold the front light in position even with the constant unavoidable bumps in the restricted riding space on the above road.