Had to work late last night. Left the office around 9:30. My lighting system did a great job of lighting the road for me. Managed to do 9 miles in 32 minutes, including the 2 red lights I had to stop for. Not too bad for using the wally world mtb.
In case anyone else is interested in riding at night and lighting, I use a Cygolite Night Rider xtra (16 watt halogen dual light) a Cateye EL-410 in blinkie mode and for the back a planet bike super flash. In addition to the lights, I have a high viz yellow jacket I wear and my backpack has reflective material on it. Sometimes I will use panniers, and my panniers are also reflective.
What doesn''t kill me, makes me stronger.