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Re: Tailights

Postby SmellyTofu » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:02 am

Well, it seems for me, the PB superflash turbo is for me. Order submitted for several. Cha ching!!$$!!
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Re: Tailights

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 01, 2012 11:07 am

Interesting discussion over at the BikeForums about Planet Bike SuperFlash Chinese copies ... they are looking good.

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Re: Tailights

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Re: Tailights

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 01, 2012 2:30 pm

Percrime wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cycling-Bike-Bicycle-Rear-Light-Bright-3-Red-LED-Safety-Taillight-Lamp-2-Modes-/150800979140?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item231c7054c4#ht_5889wt_929

Here?


Yes that is the seller.

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Re: Tailights

Postby sf83 » Tue May 01, 2012 4:17 pm

For the best rear tail light - you simply cannot go past DiNotte ... simply beautiful flash pattern.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Marty Moose » Tue May 01, 2012 6:19 pm

Aushiker wrote:Interesting discussion over at the BikeForums about Planet Bike SuperFlash Chinese copies ... they are looking good.

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I've got one aus looks like a candle next to my magicshine.

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Re: Tailights

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 01, 2012 10:58 pm

Marty Moose wrote:I've got one aus looks like a candle next to my magicshine.


Apparently there are copies and there are copies. These ones seem pretty close to the Superflash in brightness so that will suit me. Got two coming for $10.

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Re: Tailights

Postby bollo » Wed May 02, 2012 12:40 am

SmellyTofu wrote:Well, it seems for me, the PB superflash turbo is for me. Order submitted for several. Cha ching!!$$!!


agreed the PB superflash is an orsome rear light got mine today, bloody bright happy days :D
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Re: Tailights

Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 02, 2012 7:35 am

Aushiker wrote:
Marty Moose wrote:I've got one aus looks like a candle next to my magicshine.


Apparently there are copies and there are copies. These ones seem pretty close to the Superflash in brightness so that will suit me. Got two coming for $10.

Andrew


Let us know how they go when they get here please Andrew, I'd especially like to know the flash pattern on these knock offs.

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Re: Tailights

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 02, 2012 10:24 am

Mulger bill wrote:Let us know how they go when they get here please Andrew, I'd especially like to know the flash pattern on these knock offs.


Will do.

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Re: Tailights

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed May 02, 2012 11:27 am

I finally got a light that I feel will alert my presence to more than just those within a few degrees of directly behind me.

For my recent 60th birthday my sister and bro-in-law gave me a voucher to bianchi cycles and I walked out with a Light & Motion Vis 360 helmet mount head and tail light. I stitched it onto some elasticised banding and it works a treat. Most importantly it has a fair spread left and right of good intense flashing.

It was great riding in the rain on a country road on the weekend with a feeling of security.

I find more value in those approaching my space seeing me than ultra powerful forward beams (though I have that as well).

Thanks Sis for the voucher. Brilliant.
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Re: Tailights

Postby sf83 » Wed May 02, 2012 1:49 pm

Once you've ridden with a bright and safe rear light - you won't go back to the small ones.

I have a DiNotte rear light and it is super bright.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Ross » Wed May 02, 2012 1:50 pm

It will be interesting to see if they are more waterproof than the proper PB version. The couple I had used to stop working or only worked sporadically when little more than a dark cloud used to come by.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Marty Moose » Wed May 02, 2012 8:06 pm

Ross wrote:It will be interesting to see if they are more waterproof than the proper PB version. The couple I had used to stop working or only worked sporadically when little more than a dark cloud used to come by.

Cut an old tube about 20mm in width. Pull it over the light around the joint between the front and rear make sure out covers the switch. This works well in wet weather.

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Re: Tailights

Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 02, 2012 9:55 pm

Marty Moose wrote:
Ross wrote:It will be interesting to see if they are more waterproof than the proper PB version. The couple I had used to stop working or only worked sporadically when little more than a dark cloud used to come by.

Cut an old tube about 20mm in width. Pull it over the light around the joint between the front and rear make sure out covers the switch. This works well in wet weather.


Works well for me too.
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Re: Tailights

Postby Rex » Wed May 02, 2012 11:24 pm

A Smart Lunar R2 arrived in the mail today.
Ridiculously bright, I didn't realise how bright until tonight.

Thought about pointing towards the ground a little, but doesnt that defeat the purpose of having a bright light?
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Re: Tailights

Postby Mulger bill » Thu May 03, 2012 7:37 am

No it doesn't Rex, not with thecurrent generation of retina burning leds, get the angle right and you create a big red puddle of red around the rear of the bike.

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Re: Tailights

Postby Ross » Thu May 03, 2012 9:25 am

Marty Moose wrote:
Ross wrote:It will be interesting to see if they are more waterproof than the proper PB version. The couple I had used to stop working or only worked sporadically when little more than a dark cloud used to come by.

Cut an old tube about 20mm in width. Pull it over the light around the joint between the front and rear make sure out covers the switch. This works well in wet weather.

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Shouldn't need to go to all that trouble, don't need to with other lights.
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Re: Tailights

Postby damhooligan » Thu May 03, 2012 10:37 am

Rex wrote:A Smart Lunar R2 arrived in the mail today.
Ridiculously bright, I didn't realise how bright until tonight.

Thought about pointing towards the ground a little, but doesnt that defeat the purpose of having a bright light?



Hi Rex.

Interesting question.
yes, I think it does defeat the purpose of having a bright light !!

Makes me wonder what is more effective, a bright light pointing towards the floor,
or a lesser bright light but using its full potential.

Its interesting we all talk about lights needing to brighter and brighter, and when we discover its to bright, ow, just point it to the floor.. :lol:
I am just wondering with all these bright lights on the market today, when is it enough ??
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Re: Tailights

Postby Pushy » Thu May 03, 2012 11:43 am

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Tailights

Postby kb » Thu May 03, 2012 11:54 am

damhooligan wrote:
Rex wrote:A Smart Lunar R2 arrived in the mail today.
Ridiculously bright, I didn't realise how bright until tonight.

Thought about pointing towards the ground a little, but doesnt that defeat the purpose of having a bright light?



Hi Rex.

Interesting question.
yes, I think it does defeat the purpose of having a bright light !!

Makes me wonder what is more effective, a bright light pointing towards the floor,
or a lesser bright light but using its full potential.


Adjustable is best. Bright during the day, at dusk and riding into the sun; toned down for night riding. Brighter light sources also mean the light can still be useful if dispersed over a greater angle too.
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Re: Tailights

Postby damhooligan » Thu May 03, 2012 12:11 pm

kb wrote:Adjustable is best. Bright during the day, at dusk and riding into the sun; toned down for night riding. Brighter light sources also mean the light can still be useful if dispersed over a greater angle too.


yes, but there are not many adjustable lights out there.

most of them ar on/off/blinkie..
Not many have the option to adjust outgoing power..
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Re: Tailights

Postby sf83 » Thu May 03, 2012 2:58 pm

DiNotte rear light has three STEADY ON brightness settings and three different FLASH settings ... check them out!
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Re: Tailights

Postby tallywhacker » Thu May 03, 2012 6:00 pm

damhooligan wrote:
kb wrote:Adjustable is best. Bright during the day, at dusk and riding into the sun; toned down for night riding. Brighter light sources also mean the light can still be useful if dispersed over a greater angle too.


yes, but there are not many adjustable lights out there.

most of them ar on/off/blinkie..
Not many have the option to adjust outgoing power..


the cygolite hotshot allows you to adjust flash pattern, brightness and flash speed.
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Re: Tailights

Postby CoffsGal » Thu May 03, 2012 6:19 pm

Rex wrote:A Smart Lunar R2 arrived in the mail today.
Ridiculously bright, I didn't realise how bright until tonight.


I have been quite impressed with the Smart Lunar R2 lights...
I have a Dinotte which is 3 watts, has low, med and high on steady mode, 3 different flash modes and uses recharable batteries, so is a very versatile and reliable, but is also quite expensive. These Smart Lunar R2 are light and bright and cheap and easily removed if leaving the bike unattended, and I think are a very great value for the price. They seem to be very visible during the day or night when I have been following riders.
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