Planet Bike Super Flash Lights

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.99

Product Description

Maximize your visibility with this amazing taillight. The Super Flash aims 2 extreme LEDs plus a half-watt Blaze LED for light that can be seen for up

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tim Creamer a Commuter

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2012

Strengths:    Bright light, really gets motorists attention. Easy and secure mounting.

Weaknesses:    When not if water gets in the housing the light will not work.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great light when it's dry or a light drizzle out, forget about it if you are caught in a rainstorm. Water pools at the bottom of the light where the switch is shorting out the unit. I've always been able to dry the light out later to use it but having it cut out on me when I need it most is unacceptable.

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Similar Products Used:   Radbot 1000, many iterations of Cat-eye taillights, Dionette taillight, Performance and Nashbar taillights etc.

Bike Setup:   Randonneuring, commuting, road riding.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KoKo the Talking Ape

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2012

Strengths:    Bright! Flashes with an irritating, eye-catching, mind numbing pattern, exactly what you need in a a rear safety light. Best mounted to a helmet, like all lights, because the higher the better.

Seems to be reasonably weatherproof. The housing opens up with a coin or screwdriver, and there are no gaskets or seals. Nonetheless, ordinary rain doesn't seem to affect it.

Weaknesses:    It doesn't come with a mounting bracket, to allow you to mount it to racks. Nor does the supplied clip adjust in angle, for when you attach it to an under-seat bag that doesn't have a vertical rear panel. Doesn't come with any handy way to attach it to a helmet.

It doesn't have an ergonomic, elegant battery compartment. Instead you pry the housing open with a coin, screwdriver or survival knife, exposing all of the guts.

Bottom Line:   
Irritatingly, epileptic fit-inducingly bright. Perfect.

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