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Old 10-27-06, 10:47 AM   #1
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Dinotte tailight

In the ad it says batteries not included. It also says that it uses AA batteries. This may be a question with an obvious answer but before I drop $129.00 on a tailight I'll ask
Do I need to purchase anything additional from Dinotte themselves to run the light (battery adapter etc)?
I am considering buying this and the L&M HID. Thank you.

http://www.dinottelighting.com/DiNot...Tail_Light.htm
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Peter White is at $112. You can use any AA batteries, I prefer rechargables. Dinotte includes anything else.

I have the L&M HID ARC LiIon and it's a great light also.
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Nashbar just changed the price on the HID. I emailed them to complain.
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Old 10-27-06, 11:56 AM   #4
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Does anybody have one of these?
I'm concerned that the mounting mechnism will result in the light pointing at the ground and not being much more effective than a good tail light like the TL1000. I ride on well lit urban streets with plenty of traffic so a erie red glow on the gound is not going to be as effective as it would be on a dark rural road.
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BikeTiresDirect.com has it for $119.95.
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...1266&c=5012106
Batteries and charger are NOT included.
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Old 10-29-06, 03:23 PM   #6
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For highway riding, get the BLT Rear Super Doppler or probably the equivalent one by Serfas.

Definitely not as powerful as the Dinotte, but still, it's a spotlight. As long as the batteries are fresh, it is poweful.
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Dinotte Taillight

I purchased one of these from Peter White and have to say that I love it! Yes it is pricey but it is the most noticeble tailight that I have seen. The mounting system works fine and does direct some of the beam downward but still very visible from directly behind. It also has a flasher mode that I use and especially in this mode it is quite noticeable. $120 or so is less than my deductible for the emergency room.

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What do you guys do for batteries?

The quote a battery life of 12 hours on flash which means I would need new batteries every week????

On my LM ARC, I leave the cahrger plugged in and don't have to remove the battery to charge it, just swap the plug from the lioght head for the plug from the charger.

I really don't wantto be messing with changing batteries every week. Anybody come up with a better solution?
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What do you guys do for batteries?
Rechargeable NiMH batteries.

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-CEF80...132573-8750435

- other than that, you would need to rewire it into a pack that could be plugged into a charger.
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Got a Dinotte Tail light at the weekend ... and I'm still grinning :-)

Never before have cars given me so much respect on the road.
Car's now see me a long way back, slow down early, sit back much further back and then pass wide and clear.

I now have the utmost confidence to travel at 20mph sitting near the middle of the lane - thus avoiding all the potholes, ducts, and those rough cuts left by the cable companies.

It's knocked at least 10 minutes off by return home time.

The strobe flash mode - seems the most effective.
I also run a Light and Motion 4W LED flashing, which looks blue next to the 12W halogen on the front. Guess I look like a police car from a distance.

Only had it running for 5 hours so far, so I've not needed to recharge yet ( 2100mAh NiMH AAs ).
I mounted it on a length of sawn-off seatpost zip tied to the rails under my saddle.That way I can adjust the angle. It seems to have survived the bumpy off-road section of my ride home without shifting.

Anyone got a Dinotte 5W front and can compare it to a 12W Halogen ? please give me an excuse to upgrade.
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The strobe flash mode - seems the most effective.
I also run a Light and Motion 4W LED flashing, which looks blue next to the 12W halogen on the front. Guess I look like a police car from a distance.
Hmm.. I might have to try that setup. Some many prick cagers race up and down here all the time the cops are spread out a bit too thin to catch them all. every night I see some cop pull some cager over which I think is cause they're speeding and such. Now I know I can't run a real cop strobe light but if I can get the same effect like you said above I'm sure the cars would slow down a ahead of time thinking you're either a cop car or cop motorcycle.
I'm interested in seeing some pics of how your setup is.


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