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Super bright small rear light

Postby Dr_Mutley » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:03 pm

sogood wrote:
Dr_Mutley wrote:I used to use radbots, but changed to these as I think they are a little brighter, and certainly a little smaller and more aesthetically attractive...
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/smart-lunar-r2-rear-light/

Looks good and thanks for the recommendation. I like the twin 1/2 watt design. Twice the energy. Found an eBay option at a good price.

What's the mounting like? Does it have a reliable clip for belts and saddle bag?

Sorry for the delayed reply...
Yep mounting is good... Supplied mounts are sturdy... I don't use the mount as I have a modded mount on my aero seat tube...
Clip is good as well, as I also use one clipped onto the rocloc of my ionos helmet... Doesn't move at all... Super effective lights... My radbots are now banished to my top drawer :-)
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby cp123 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:16 pm

For anyone that uses the cygolight hotshot - can i just ask a question - if i am looking to put it on a rear stay - rather than the seat tube, does the mount/band come in short enough - ie is it a fixed mount about an inch wide, or can it be adjusted to a smaller diameter? ie or can i use an existing mount of another light an swap it over. was hoping to put it on the stay and/or backpack as i have bugger all room below my seat.


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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby tallywhacker » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:52 am

it only comes with a mount for a seatpost and rear rack. The clip is smaller than the standard one used on superflashes and others but if you have a standard seat stay mount from a superflash you should be able to swap things around.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby fingy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:41 pm

cp123 wrote: was hoping to put it on the stay and/or backpack as i have bugger all room below my seat.

I have an aero seat post and combined the cygolight bracket with a Giant seat post reflector clamp
the GF clips hers into a Topeak bag. maybe you could do something with your existing stay mount?

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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby dougalh » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:04 pm

I can't wait for these. http://www.revolights.com/
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby cp123 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:51 pm

that's a good video fingy - shows how clear it is in daylight.

I was considering using it on my backpack - and just use a twist tie thingy (like a tomato tier-upperer) to hold it on just in case it bounces off.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby maninlycra » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:11 pm

I know this thread hasn't seen much activity lately.

What is a reasonably priced extremely bright rechargeable rear light currently.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby Aushiker » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:31 pm

maninlycra wrote:I know this thread hasn't seen much activity lately.

What is a reasonably priced extremely bright rechargeable rear light currently.


What is reasonably priced in your world? $5.00? $50.00? Something else?

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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby maninlycra » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:34 pm

Aushiker wrote:
maninlycra wrote:I know this thread hasn't seen much activity lately.

What is a reasonably priced extremely bright rechargeable rear light currently.


What is reasonably priced in your world? $5.00? $50.00? Something else?

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Not to exceed $50
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby rangersac » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:02 pm

See this thread for a recent discussion.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby biker jk » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:25 pm

maninlycra wrote:I know this thread hasn't seen much activity lately.

What is a reasonably priced extremely bright rechargeable rear light currently.


I have a Cygolite Hotshot which has been excellent. Around $30-$35. USB rechargeable. Very bright. You can also change the brightness if desired. I get well over 40 hours use before needing to recharge.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby Mountcyclo » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:50 pm

I know rechargeable tail lights seem to be the rage, very happy with my Blackburn Mars 1.1. Three LED's and a largeish lense which gives good sidelight.
The two AAA's are still running after a couple of months of steady use.

Paid $19.95 which I thought was reasonable.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby grimbo » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:33 am

After trying lots of different brands that all seem to break after 6 months, I have ended up with Cygolites front and back on both bikes.

Reasonible price, bright, reliable
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby alexander » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:55 am

No love for the Knog blinders?

I have a set and they're amazing, different light patterns, USB charge, small, easy attachment, attractive, waterproof, different styles and colours, and under $50.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby grimbo » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:07 pm

alexander wrote:No love for the Knog blinders?

I have a set and they're amazing, different light patterns, USB charge, small, easy attachment, attractive, waterproof, different styles and colours, and under $50.


Love the knogs. All three I have had have broken their silicon strap within 6 months, rendering them useless.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby alexander » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:05 pm

grimbo wrote:
alexander wrote:No love for the Knog blinders?

I have a set and they're amazing, different light patterns, USB charge, small, easy attachment, attractive, waterproof, different styles and colours, and under $50.


Love the knogs. All three I have had have broken their silicon strap within 6 months, rendering them useless.


apparently knog are pretty good with replacements, next time, if you do buy one if that happens that early, send it back.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby m@ » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:47 pm

The Supernova Airstream tail light looks pretty small and pretty bright... a tad on the expensive side if you don't already have the main unit though :mrgreen:

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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby Hugh Stone » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:36 pm

biker jk wrote:
maninlycra wrote:I know this thread hasn't seen much activity lately.

What is a reasonably priced extremely bright rechargeable rear light currently.


I have a Cygolite Hotshot which has been excellent. Around $30-$35. USB rechargeable. Very bright. You can also change the brightness if desired. I get well over 40 hours use before needing to recharge.


+1

The Niterider Solas is also worth a look. It has more side visibility than the hotshot. I use one of each for the commute with the hotshot (dimmed and angled down just a tad) on steady and solas on the first flashing setting.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby Blackrock » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:28 pm

+1 cygolite hotshot 2W rear. USB is a big plus for me.

+1 cygolite Metro 300. Has a few modes but my favourite is a 'flashing' steady light for added dusk/dawn/night vision that plain steady lights don't have. USB again.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:46 am

I've had a Moon Gem 3.0 for a while now, it's nothing on things like the Hotshot (going off videos) but it lights up the whole back end of my bike and only cost about $30 from the LBS. I recharge it after every 2nd or 3rd ride and haven't run out of juice yet. The headlight I got with it (a Moon Xpower 500) is also fantastic.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby find_bruce » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:02 am

ldrcycles wrote:I've had a Moon Gem 3.0 for a while now, it's nothing on things like the Hotshot (going off videos) but it lights up the whole back end of my bike and only cost about $30 from the LBS. I recharge it after every 2nd or 3rd ride and haven't run out of juice yet. The headlight I got with it (a Moon Xpower 500) is also fantastic.

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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby maninlycra » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:51 am

biker jk wrote:
maninlycra wrote:I know this thread hasn't seen much activity lately.

What is a reasonably priced extremely bright rechargeable rear light currently.


I have a Cygolite Hotshot which has been excellent. Around $30-$35. USB rechargeable. Very bright. You can also change the brightness if desired. I get well over 40 hours use before needing to recharge.



Where do you get them for $30
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby biker jk » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:01 am

maninlycra wrote:
biker jk wrote:
maninlycra wrote:I know this thread hasn't seen much activity lately.

What is a reasonably priced extremely bright rechargeable rear light currently.


I have a Cygolite Hotshot which has been excellent. Around $30-$35. USB rechargeable. Very bright. You can also change the brightness if desired. I get well over 40 hours use before needing to recharge.



Where do you get them for $30


I bought mine when the currency was stronger. The best deal now is closer to $35.
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby marckietan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:03 am

Just got one from Pushys for $35 not including the delivery charge of $12(!)...but I found a $10 discount code.

BTW, has anyone got any good tips/ hints on how to connect this to an aero seat post?
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Re: Super bright small rear light

Postby maninlycra » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:20 am

marckietan wrote:Just got one from Pushys for $35 not including the delivery charge of $12(!)...but I found a $10 discount code.

BTW, has anyone got any good tips/ hints on how to connect this to an aero seat post?



Can you send me the discount code :)
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