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Old 09-21-06, 05:10 PM   #1
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Blink !! Blink !!! Blink !!!!

left: The new Planet Bike Superflash
center: Cateye TL-LD 1000 10 led's
right: BLT Super Doppler.

The Super Dopler
Still the brightest thing around, but the beam is narrow. Excellent for country roads with the cars a long way away.
No good for bumper to bumper traffic, the beam is too narrow. Also the quality contol is not good. Not 100% reliable, it can shut itself off on a hard bump.

The Cateye 10 LED better from the sides and any angle, but not quite as bright from a distance. Best of the three for bumper to bumper traffic and crossing intersections. My 2 have been reliable. For about a year.

The Planet Bike is not quite as bright as the Super Doppler but very close. It has a little wider hot spot from the rear. It's a little brighter than the Cateye directly from the rear but not as good from 90 degress to the side. Very good from about 45 degrees. Nice and compact for a minimalist style road bike. Time will tell about the reliability. It's a modified version of an older Planet Bike light, I have two of them, those are bulletproof, so I am very optomistic about the reliablity of the new ones.

after dark photos coming..................after dark !
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Old 09-21-06, 05:18 PM   #2
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Well isn't the superdoppler basically a focused front light with red LED's?

If I were a cyclist, I would've swiped your lights when you took that last pic.
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If I were a cyclist, I would've swiped your lights when you took that last pic.
Before you speak ill of a person, walk a mile in their shoes; then you're a mile away and you have their shoes!
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those are supposed to go on your bicycle, but if you want to put them on your car, your choice.
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Well isn't the superdoppler basically a focused front light with red LED's?

If I were a cyclist, I would've swiped your lights when you took that last pic.


Yes it is.

Good thing you're not a cyclist !

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those are supposed to go on your bicycle, but if you want to put them on your car, your choice.


Thanks! They kept falling off, I was just about to get the duct tape..
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Sweet!

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after dark photos coming..................after dark !
Awesome, I want to see those too!
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Yes it is.

Good thing you're not a cyclist !





Thanks! They kept falling off, I was just about to get the duct tape..
You could get a big aluminum aftermarket wing and bolt them onto it. It bet it would make your car super fast.
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after dark photos coming..................after dark !
Looking forward to see those. Could you put LD1000 a bit more level?
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Kinda worthless without the dark part.
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Old 09-21-06, 09:45 PM   #10
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You could get a big aluminum aftermarket wing and bolt them onto it. It bet it would make your car super fast.


Those spoilers are good for another 50 mph. just ask someone !!


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Looking forward to see those. Could you put LD1000 a bit more level?
Done.

The Thread title Is " BLINK BLINK BLINK after dark" .
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