Now that the work is done, here are my impressions of how it looked and worked.
The operation of the light is easy to do while riding. I don’t have any trouble changing modes even while pounding the cranks off road. There isn’t any bouncing of the switch. I think this is in large part to the internal switch circuit already built in the headlamp. I really enjoyed the quick mode changes when approaching danger spots, like dark lit road crosses and hidden corners. It was comforting I could strobe the light in these situations and get attention before getting nailed. The PDW light is powerful, so my hats off the the folks who make them.
The look is much better than the previous setup with the Gigantor headlamp I had before. This is a big improvement and a step away from the circus show.
I really like the low profile of the headlamp. This is a must to spot pot holes and bumps in the dark. Long distance rides in tough terrain is exhausting. Having the foresight to deal with rough road conditions makes it possible to enjoy longer rides.
The switch is positioned close to the grip, this is ideal for quick and easy operation. I had absolutely no trouble controlling the light during rides.
The cabling in the front of the bike was kept to a minimum and the battery compartment fit snug under the stem. I’m not entirely pleased with using electric tape to hold the battery compartment in place. Eventually, I will want to power the headlamp with the ebike’s main battery pack.
The jumper cluster really was a pleasant surprise. It was simpler than I had thought and it really is compact. I’m not too crazy about having to wrap it in electric tape, but its small appearance makes up for it.
All said and done, I’m really pleased with how this turned out. I was able to clean up a mess, improve the bike, make rides more safe and enjoyable, and didn’t spend much money to do it.