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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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.
:-).

Author:  foz [ Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:41 pm ]
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ok, thanks all! and thanks THM for taking the time to look, not worth it to here though

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:13 pm ]
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@ Aldi just buy these https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-red-rea ... 7226435900 there is also a matching front light in the same style
or a better light set https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-recharg ... 7232202700

Best bit is you can try them and take them back if not what you want. That and three years warranty

these wouldn't be bad for clipping to rucksack etc if not for the annoying CR2032 cell size you'll have to keep buying
https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-bike-sa ... 5226436100
this just isn't worth it, again a stupid cell size https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-tails-b ... 5242288701

Author:  elite504 [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:33 pm ]
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https://exposurelights.com/products/bike/rear-lights

Reakt system detects the deceleration G force as you slow down and flares it into a brake light.
Brilliant.

Author:  drcarlos [ Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:36 pm ]
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FluffyChicken wrote:
@ Aldi just buy these https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-red-rea ... 7226435900 there is also a matching front light in the same style
or a better light set https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-recharg ... 7232202700

Best bit is you can try them and take them back if not what you want. That and three years warranty

these wouldn't be bad for clipping to rucksack etc if not for the annoying CR2032 cell size you'll have to keep buying
https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-bike-sa ... 5226436100
this just isn't worth it, again a stupid cell size https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-tails-b ... 5242288701


The 2032 Cells last ages and they are cheap as chips: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-X-CR2032- ... SwGNtZ08E~
I have several of these lights, the brand-X one had it cells replaced last winter and they are still going after about 10 2 hour night rides this year. Always used in flash mode so it's more economical on the cells though.

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:45 pm ]
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I'm not a flash mode person, they irritate me.

It's a common size but like LR44 I've never had many last too long.
But if they do then that's good.
(I already have boxes of CR2032).

The rechargeable one from Aldi I've just got is bright and rechargeable.
The front light is tiny but bright, maybe too bright in full beam, it has four dimmer modes (or flashing modes too on a separate loop).
(The £15 set I linked to).

I'm going to look on AliExpress for the same and see how much cheaper they can be (without the 3yr warranty though)

Author:  velomaniac [ Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:15 pm ]
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Probably a bit thick here but why do you need lights in the daylight ?
Surely some nice retro dayglow cycle apparel and neon paintjob on your bike are enough.
People who run down cyclists because they didn't see them will still run down cyclists with lights in broad daylight !

Author:  bluetomgold [ Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:21 pm ]
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velomaniac wrote:
Probably a bit thick here but why do you need lights in the daylight ?
Surely some nice retro dayglow cycle apparel and neon paintjob on your bike are enough.
People who run down cyclists because they didn't see them will still run down cyclists with lights in broad daylight !


I'm inclined to agree!

Author:  Chopper1192 [ Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:07 pm ]
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Indeed. People squash cyclists because they're not paying attention/they're driving like Roger Ramjet with piles, not because they can't see another moving vehicle. Don't do something in the name of safety unless it's proven to have a safety benefit - the law of unintended consequences is always on the prowl.

Author:  foz [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:07 pm ]
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Down here in Spain where we have very bright sunlight almost everyday, it is definitely a lot easier to see cyclists with decent rear lights on even at midday, and they can be seen from much further away than those that don't have lights. In the winter the air is generally clearer, while in summer most days have a heat haze that reduces visibility quite a lot and good rear lights definitely stand out. Bright clothing can be made almost invisible by the haze in summer, and even when it is visible, a good light is even more visible.
While I agree that people generally squash cyclists because they're driving like f*uckwits, I also think that if there's a way to make yourself more visible to said f*ckwits, then maybe they'll manage to avoid squashing you... those lights that have a random flash pattern really do grab the attention from a long way away.

My LBS has these for about 30 quid - 70 lumens and various flash modes, will get one next time I'm in: http://www.mscbikes.com/componentes&s=a ... t=LIGHT70R

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:48 pm ]
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I always work on the, if they cannot see you, they cannot aim to hit you.
Worked when I was younger, so should be fine now right.

Author:  Chopper1192 [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:24 pm ]
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Works for snipers.

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