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Old 05-06-16, 08:16 AM   #1
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Groupon lights - looks interesting for $8

These look cool, but I suspect the lines do not look as nice in real life as they do in the photo. but for $8. it might be worth a shot getting a few. Anyone have any luck with these?



https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-led...b6041319758581

I also doubt they ever sold any of these for $55.
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Old 05-06-16, 08:53 AM   #2
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Given the price I doubt these are visible during the day, doubt they work well at night and doubt a car driver would understand what the lines mean. If you want to buy a light, buy the brightest blinking tail light you can afford.
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Old 05-06-16, 11:20 AM   #3
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I had something similar I got off eBay last year. It was bright and pretty visible, but after a couple hundred road miles the mount broke. I'm much happier with the hotshot that replaced it.
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Meh. I've an aversion for things that get heavily shilled through Facebook advertising, and these have been popping up in my feed for months.
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Skip them. My wife bought me one last time they had them. Can't see the lane markers except in pitch black conditions.
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Old 05-06-16, 06:34 PM   #6
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These look cool, but I suspect the lines do not look as nice in real life as they do in the photo. but for $8. it might be worth a shot getting a few. Anyone have any luck with these?



https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-led...b6041319758581

I also doubt they ever sold any of these for $55.
They sell for about a dollar on eBay. Starting bids are a penny.
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Why buy a non-rechargable light? The money you save will quickly be used up by buying batteries. Plus you can spend almost the same amount and get a USB rechargeable one. Check out Banggoods.com. I bought this one for less than $7 and it is great. Very bright. Almost as bright as my $100 tail light that I rarely use any more.

Bike Bicycle Light LED Warning Rear Tail Light Lamp 3 Modes USB Rechargeable For Cycling Sale - Banggood.com

They come straight from China so they take a week or so to arrive, but I've never had a problem with anything I have bought from them.
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Old 05-16-16, 05:10 AM   #8
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Skip them. My wife bought me one last time they had them. Can't see the lane markers except in pitch black conditions.

+1 on the markers. My GF bought me something similar. While the tail light is visible, the lane markers add virtually nothing, especially in the city where you have street lights.
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