So, I bought a Light and Motion Vis 180 off of Ebay. The seller had a great rating and claimed it was in "new" condition, so I thought I'd go ahead and take a risk on it.
What I got was a Vis 180 - of some kind. Sure, it seems to work, but I have packaging from three different products!
I have packaging from a Vis 180 50 Lumen, a Vis 180 70 Lumen, and a vis 180 micro. In fact, here is a picture to prove it:
(The white package is 50 Lumens.)
Now I still have a perfectly good Cygolite Hotshot. I went in a darkened room, and it appeared the hotshot was actually brighter than the vis180 but the vis180 had a vastly larger "throw" - by itself, the vis180 made a bright spot on the wall, and together with the vis180 it made a bright spot on the much larger spread of light from the vis180. (Confession: Haven't charged it yet.) Makes me think it's the 50 Lumen, I can post a picture of that too...
Perhaps they would make a great combination with the vis180 flashing to get attention and the Hotshot on steady so drivers can judge where I am?
I ride some really hostile roads at night - broken glass, no sidewalks, where there are sidewalks, I'm shooting across roads where drives are sometimes frustrated they can barely hang a right.
As such, I did want the 70 lumen version. I paid $70 for it but I could still return it. I don't truly care about the packaging - hell, I live next to a corporate outlet store and know sometimes underpriced product can be legit, but could someone be so kind as to tell me how to figure out what I actually own?
Thank you kindly.