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Author:  foz [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Daytime rear lights - recommendations?

I want a rear light with a daylight use setting. Must be small and easily moved between different bikes. And rechargeable. Lezyne look good, but are they worth the cost? It's usually very bright sunlight all year round here, so I probably need something with a large amount of lumens. Am trying to avoid cheap Chinese copies

Anyone any recommendations? Anything to avoid?

Thanks!

Author:  The History Man [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Daytime rear lights - recommendations?

Lezyne are great the round strobe one. will look it up. back ina min...


edit

https://www.lezyne.com/product-led-sport-zectorear.php


i use that as a daytime. i also have one that has two white and one red that can be either front or rear. carry it as an emergency light

Author:  2manyoranges [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:58 pm ]
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..another vote for Lezyne.I have the old cylindrical ones which are hyper bright, plus the old K rectangular ones - both excellent and the latter can be picked up for a song on ebay. 10-12 gbp.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lezyne-Hecto ... SwC-tZ-xnS

And

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lezyne-KTV-D ... Sw3bxbGQkk


Cateye do a very nice small and discreet post-mounted usb rechargeable - really really bright:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cateye-Rapid ... Sw7rdagZKb

All usb chargeable which is good I think

Author:  The History Man [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Daytime rear lights - recommendations?

smart are good too. Would you be interested in something lightly used? I can spare one..

Postage would probably kill a deal though.

Author:  foz [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:00 pm ]
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Seems like lezyne are a good option then? I've seen the zecto, was wondering though - if the normal 80 lumen model is fine for daytime use, what's the point of the 250 lumen max model?

THM, possibly, yes - make and model, and price posted to Spain please :)

Author:  The History Man [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:05 pm ]
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Will have a look this evening.

Author:  MRGRUMPY [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:42 pm ]
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The Moon Nebula is by far the best rear light I have ever used. £40, good sturdy bracket, many flashing modes, great run time.
Changed from Lezyne as had several that wouldn't hold a charge, died after 1 hours use.

Author:  Joe_Rides [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:30 pm ]
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I use Lezyne KTV's from a few years ago. WELL worth it - USB chargeable, excellent battery life (still), both very bright and have multiple settings.

I've found the front light is also bright enough to guide your way on unlit roads at night (so not just a "be seen" light).

Author:  The History Man [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Re:

foz wrote:
Seems like lezyne are a good option then? I've seen the zecto, was wondering though - if the normal 80 lumen model is fine for daytime use, what's the point of the 250 lumen max model?

THM, possibly, yes - make and model, and price posted to Spain please :)

Have a spare lezyne KTV which can be had new for a tenner so not economical to buy an old one from me at regular parcel rates. You's end up paying over the odds. sorry.

better to buy a new zecto or smart light.

I have a battery one of these that on flashing mode is ample for daylight.
https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Smart-RL321R-U ... 110527.htm

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:45 pm ]
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Aldi on Sunday.
Job done.

Buy as bright so you can to dazzle back, just like the car daytime running lights.
:-).

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