The Whitelites are an extremely neat and well-made set of lights, in a lightweight and small package. A few details pigeon-hole them as more of a commuter or road light, though. The plastic battery pack feels brittle and easily damaged, and the mount for each light was also quite long and fragile looking — unlikely you would want to leave them on, but a bit of a pain to put on and take off.
We didn’t like the battery pack mount for off-roading either. It is a replacement aheadset stem cap with locking rail above to slide on the battery. It left the battery hanging too far behind the stem — in fiddly singletrack there is every chance your knee would come up and break it off. Not good. Also, it only came with a 1.125in fitting.
Out in the open, the light was a bit too weak to penetrate far down the trail, and the light pattern was a bit patchy in places, so it was pretty poor if there were riders around with other more powerful lights — and that includes most of what is out there. Not cheap for something that really doesn’t cut it off-road.
Mbr rating: 5
Light: Topeak Whitelite HP Dual
Burn time on max: 2 hours 48min
Lumens not quoted
Battery type: stem mount hard case
Brightness settings: 2 + flash
Comes with bar mount