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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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    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.
    Craig

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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.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

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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.
    Michel Gagnon
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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.

    Pat Mc

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorer75
    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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