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Which tail light is this?

Postby Stuey » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:56 pm

Hi people,

I'm trying to find out which tail light I've been seeing lately, as it's excellent and I want one. This light is a simple single extremely bright LED that has a slow strobe cycle of about once per second (on for a second, off for a second). This is the best tail light I've seen (as a driver from behind). The lens or reflector makes it look like a simple 10mm or so spot, and can be seen for hundreds of metres. No other LED's present.

I find tail lights that flash rapidly actually make some people try not to look (me being one of them) as it can trigger migraine - not a good outcome for a safety lamp!

Any ideas? I've seen a few lately, but haven't been able to ask.

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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:01 pm

Radbot 1000?
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby sunho » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:22 pm

If it is the radbot, cell bikes normally have specials here and there and you can pick it up for 16 bucks

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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Riggsbie » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:07 pm

I have 2 RadBots and they look just like that !


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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Stuey » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:16 pm

I thought it might be the Radbot, but wasn't sure.
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby sunho » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:42 pm

Some YouTube videos have the flash comparisons. Have a geez!
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Magnum9 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:30 pm

Check out the niteflux redzone 4, much better visibility than any of the narrow optic style spot rear lights.
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Stuey » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:32 pm

Hmm. Not sure. I saw some Radbot vids and none seem to be just a plain onnnnnn... offfffffff.... onnnnnnn.... offfffffff (no pulsing or fading in/out).
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:03 am

Dinnote possibly then?
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby sunho » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:17 am

Or nite stinger or lezyne exposure flare...
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby ningnangnong » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:56 am

You might be thinking of the Cygolite Hotshot.

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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby humanbeing » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:58 am

Radbot has 3 settings:
Slow pulse, quick flash and constant on.
I'm very happy with mine, I use it in quick flash mode.
I found out about the Radbot when I was following a cyclist on my commute and was very impressed with their rear light. When I caught them at the traffic lights I asked what light it was and promptly got one myself.
Paired with a Superflash on my helmet I think I'm well lit from the rear :lol:
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby tallywhacker » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:00 pm

Stuey wrote:Hi people,

I'm trying to find out which tail light I've been seeing lately, as it's excellent and I want one. This light is a simple single extremely bright LED that has a slow strobe cycle of about once per second (on for a second, off for a second). This is the best tail light I've seen (as a driver from behind). The lens or reflector makes it look like a simple 10mm or so spot, and can be seen for hundreds of metres. No other LED's present.

I find tail lights that flash rapidly actually make some people try not to look (me being one of them) as it can trigger migraine - not a good outcome for a safety lamp!

Any ideas? I've seen a few lately, but haven't been able to ask.

Cheers

Stuey

with that sort of flash pattern I doubt its the Radbot (I've had several, still got the dead boddies). Could be the cygolite hotshot which has an adjustable flash pattern and duration.
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Riggsbie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Dinotte lights are awesome too, I have a 400R (I think) and it is sooooo bright, but they are expensive but I figure safety and being seen is important !


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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby il padrone » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:46 pm

NiteFlux Red Zone 4 is a pretty damn stunning tail light. Aussie-made too, just a shame there is no bolt-mount to fasten it to a pannier rack :(

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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:27 pm

il padrone wrote:NiteFlux Red Zone 4 is a pretty damn stunning tail light. Aussie-made too, just a shame there is no bolt-mount to fasten it to a pannier rack :(



Yeah, great light Pete but I'm not fond of the mount either. I MagGyvered a bit of sheetmetal into a bolt on tongue that works perfectly on a standard Superflash bracket for better fit with the available space on the seatpost of my commuter. I reckon I could manage something if you came up with dimensions and pics of what's needed.

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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby fingy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:29 pm

might be this one
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby NhiTrac » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:21 am

il padrone wrote:NiteFlux Red Zone 4 is a pretty damn stunning tail light. Aussie-made too, just a shame there is no bolt-mount to fasten it to a pannier rack :(


+100 for this little retina burner. Have been running mine for a couple of months now. Solid bright unit.

I too, wish it had a proper mount system to make de/attaching a bit easier
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby NhiTrac » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:23 am

Mulger bill wrote:


Yeah, great light Pete but I'm not fond of the mount either. I MagGyvered a bit of sheetmetal into a bolt on tongue that works perfectly on a standard Superflash bracket for better fit with the available space on the seatpost of my commuter. I reckon I could manage something if you came up with dimensions and pics of what's needed.

Shaun[/quote]

Care for a quick pic pls?
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Stuey » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:25 pm

Thanks Guys. You're not gonna believe this. I had a migraine yesterday from a previous evening looking at lights on You Tube. Some of us sufferers get one from certain flashing lights. Arrggh! :oops:

I did spend some extended time looking at my Italian superflash copy to see how visible it was...dumb move.
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Stuey » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:33 pm

Didn't look for too long :roll: , but yes, I think it's the Cygolite (slow flashing isn't an issue, it's the strobe).
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Re: Which tail light is this?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:53 pm

NhiTrac wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
Yeah, great light Pete but I'm not fond of the mount either. I MagGyvered a bit of sheetmetal into a bolt on tongue that works perfectly on a standard Superflash bracket for better fit with the available space on the seatpost of my commuter. I reckon I could manage something if you came up with dimensions and pics of what's needed.

Shaun


Care for a quick pic pls?


Sure thing, here yer go. I must've deleted the MSPCAD file but I found a hard copy in the shed and scanned it. :?
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The drawing doesn't show (or allow for) the dogleg needed in the adaptor shown in the side view-because I forgot about it right up to first test fit :oops: The hole for the latch took some work with rattails after falling off a 4mm drill bit. A cold chisel and hammer was used to put a small lip into the lower edge of the latch hole. It's worked a treat so far.
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