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diegotailwind

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Are the blinky lights that good?
« on: April 01, 2010, 10:00:27 PM »
I read a couple times people bragging about how good are these blinky (some kind of "new" super powerful red rear light).

I ask to the 2 guys who posted these comments but I got no response. cyclocamping.com claim they can be seen 1 mile away http://www.cyclocamping.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GOT3034

Are they that good? Can anyone recommend a good brand?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2010, 08:07:44 AM by Stephane »

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Re: Are the blinky lights that good?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 07:52:08 AM »
I have Planet Bike lights on my bike and I like them. Just buy the highest wattage you can afford with 2 watt being the minimum I'd personally use, but it all depends on your budget. The Trek Flea is nice and bright @ about $30. The other thing you should keep in mind is what kind of batteries they use. While the smaller lights are light weight and compact, they also use calculator type batteries which are harder to find in the boonies than say  AA or AAA flashlight batteries.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2010, 11:43:53 AM by Stephane »

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Re: Are the blinky lights that good?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 11:22:42 AM »
cateye



that is all you need to no

hope it helps  ;D
« Last Edit: April 07, 2010, 11:42:02 AM by Stephane »

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Re: Are the blinky lights that good?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 02:01:01 PM »
Yup these are the bees knees - http://www.cyclocamping.com/proddetail.asp?prod=TLLD610

I got a set on each of my bicycles, yeah I'm too lazy to swap them around but it saves me forgetting. With a fresh set of batteries you got a very BRIGHT rear light, that last a long time.


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Re: Are the blinky lights that good?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 11:32:18 AM »
I've always had problems with the little red blinkie lights(Cateye, PlanetBike, etc.).  They either have a neat little clip, that never holds on and I lose the light.  Or, the batteries are the little button-type and they are hard to find and expensive. Last year I discovered a new rear light called the FlashBak.  I stumbled across it while searching reviews of rear lights online.  This one is very different than all of the previous lights I have owned.  It uses little alligator clips to attach(to anything), so I cannot lose this one!  Plus, it has amber lights.  This is very cool.  The amber colored lights cut thru fog and darkness like no other.  Recently, I attached an additional FlashBak to my XtraCycle.  It is so cool on there, it is almost like they made it for the Xtracycle.  How about a remote, lighted switch?  So, you never have to look down and backwards to see if your rear light is on again.  I dig mine.

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Re: Are the blinky lights that good?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 08:32:34 PM »
I know, it drives me crazy to see bikers with barely any light at night!!! Don't they ever drive cars to see how dangerous it is??? Now that I've tried the Planet Blinky, I'll never use anything else!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2011, 10:11:12 PM by Stephane »

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Re: Are the blinky lights that good?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 11:59:01 AM »
drives me crazy to  >:(