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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Can anybody recommend a reliable bar mounted 'be seen' flashing light with aa/aaa batteries please.

Don't want a USB charged or button cell one. Thanks as always. Looking at a myriad on the bay. Totally befuddled.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Watching with interest.

Bright flashy flashy rear lights are easy to get at my LBS, but all the really bright little white lights cost a bomb.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:23 pm 
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So far only lezyne femto button cell and zecto USB float my boat as easily interchangeable between bikes. All aa/aaa seem to be lamp type. May have to rethink.

Zecto v bright for weight and size. Had a play in Evans and this one stood out.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Flashing ones do my head in, even the rears. I'll never recommend one.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Although I will mention the cheap torch style from tesco/Garden Shop, probably pound shop now are bright enough and take AA/AAA and my sons two we bough did flash.
and at the price no need to interchange really but you could do and have a couple of torches spare.

err.. ones at the bottom of this page Tesco LED Set
http://simple-living-in-suffolk.co.uk/2 ... batteries/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Got one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Power-5w ... 20d6b81605
Great light/torch/flasher. Take AAA (buy them by the ton in Poundland).

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Like the value but lack of quality would make me twitch. I like precious things hence the lezyne form over function stuff. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:39 pm 
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MADJEZ wrote:
Got one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Power-5w ... 20d6b81605
Great light/torch/flasher. Take AAA (buy them by the ton in Poundland).

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Cree? West Drayton province? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:42 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
MADJEZ wrote:
Got one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Power-5w ... 20d6b81605
Great light/torch/flasher. Take AAA (buy them by the ton in Poundland).

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Cree? West Drayton province? :lol:


Mine came from Hong Kong/China. Pretty good quality (as good as Leyzne), had well over a year still going strong.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:48 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Like the value but lack of quality would make me twitch. I like precious things hence the lezyne form over function stuff. :facepalm:


I have covered hundreds of road miles and also quite a few offroad miles (including Mayhem) on cheap Chinese ebay LED lights. You can pay through the nose if you like, I'll keep a few bob in my pocket thanks.

FluffyChicken: I was convinced of the effectiveness of flashing lights one morning when heading towards Street (in Somerset), as I saw the flashing headlight of a bike about a full minute (or two) before I could actually see the cyclist.

I don't use a flashing light to see, I use it to be seen, and I know as a driver just how annoying they are, that's the point!

I've been a SMIDSY victim on a motorcycle and it nearly cost me my life, I'd prefer to aviod a repeat performance on my bikes if at all possible.


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