I replaced meds. with lights on my dread.-wow!!! doesn't seem to have lost any volume imho and much much easier on the the old digits then the meds.Now maybe it wouldn't work on all dreads but actually my Tak. calls for lights. Anyway i'm quite pleased now i'm left witha few sets of meds-gotta see if i can trade them for lights.
Lights are easier to play with but you cant hit them very hard unlike meds i think its a happy medium with meds pardon the pun unless you are picking suppose it s horses for courses
actually every dread i've seen in the last year comes with lights on it, and they sound fine. in fact, most of the high end dreads specifically say to use lights or not to use anything heavier than lights - except for larrivees.