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    I have 7 rear lights??????

    Is this OCP or Fredism. I just can't stop buying rear lights. I have a Cateye TL SL100 on my helmet, on the rack I have a Cateye TL LD1000 and a pair of BLT Ultra Wazoo DX's and the seat post is covered in a Cateye TL AU100, a Blackburn Mars 3.0 and a Cygolite MityRad. I'm now thinking of adding a Busch & Muller Topfire and a Dinotte 140L.

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    you are fred my man.

    But as long as you feel safe with all those lights, it's good.
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    Like I've read many time before, this thread is useless without pictures.

    I too, keep adding lights and reflectors. I'm looking for a "slow moving vehicle" reflective triangle.
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    Hey, this is the right time of year to be riding around on a Christmas tree!
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    Heh I normally run 6 (2x Dinotte 140L, 3x PB Superflash, 1x Viewpoint Flashpoint)...I've some others laying around that I could strap on, but they're just regular 5 LED blinkies and I don't think they'd add enough to be worth the extra hassle of turning off/on and worrying about more batteries. I think I've got you beat on total light output

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    Well your obviously not done yet because I don't see a Planet Bike Blinkey, the only light that matters. So bright it ruins your day vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choccy View Post
    Is this OCP or Fredism. I just can't stop buying rear lights. I have a Cateye TL SL100 on my helmet, on the rack I have a Cateye TL LD1000 and a pair of BLT Ultra Wazoo DX's and the seat post is covered in a Cateye TL AU100, a Blackburn Mars 3.0 and a Cygolite MityRad. I'm now thinking of adding a Busch & Muller Topfire and a Dinotte 140L.
    I'm there for the rear with 7 lights and short of adding a dinotte, I don't think I can possibly increase my rearward visibility

    reflective & fiber optic lighting strip on each side of my courier bag,
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    ...and enough 3m reflective tape to create a landing strip.
    another superflash is en route.
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    They have a 12 Step program for people with this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs26 View Post
    Well your obviously not done yet because I don't see a Planet Bike Blinkey, the only light that matters. So bright it ruins your day vision.
    What? Unless I'm seeing things, there are, like, three of them in that pic.
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    I think ajs and I must have been typing at the same time (posts are only 3 minutes apart). ajs's post is probably referring to the op. It does look pretty funny right under my post though

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    If you are going to use that many lights, you might as well buy a DiNotte tail light. It would be lighter and less expensive to operate, and probably a lot brighter as well. That said, I use 3 tail lights commuting -- a PB Superflash on a seat stay, and less-bright flashers on my helmet and seatbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs26 View Post
    Well your obviously not done yet because I don't see a Planet Bike Blinkey, the only light that matters.
    Iz dat zo? My lights at night from directly behind and also off center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs26 View Post
    Well your obviously not done yet because I don't see a Planet Bike Blinkey, the only light that matters. So bright it ruins your day vision.
    wrong. if he gets a dinotte, it will be the brightest of the bunch

    140L > PBSF

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    You know that getting hit from behind isn't even your biggest risk right?

    I'm probably just too lazy to turn them all on, but seven lights seems like irrational fear to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
    If you are going to use that many lights, you might as well buy a DiNotte tail light. It would be lighter and less expensive to operate, and probably a lot brighter as well. That said, I use 3 tail lights commuting -- a PB Superflash on a seat stay, and less-bright flashers on my helmet and seatbag.
    not necessarily. while the dinotte is the most powerful, I'd be willing to bet that you'd be more visibile to motorists with say 4 pb superflashes. It's not just about brightness. It's about forcing the eyes of the motorist to you as his brain tries to determine what you are and where you are/how far in front of him you are. In that respect, a medley of lights, I suspect is more successful than a single powerful light.
    If I could have 4 dinottes over 4 pb superflashes that would be one thing but I don't feel like writing that letter to santa.
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    I've got 4... Cateye LD1000 on the seatpost, PB Superflash on the left seatstay, and a Cateye LD150 and PB Blinky 5 on my camelbak. However i usually only use the ones on the bike. The ones on the camelbak are backup or if it's really foggy.

    I'm really thinking of getting another Superflash. I've still got room on the left seatstay for another one. (i can't fit any on the right seatstay unfortunately since the rear derailuer cable is in the way... it's a CX bike...)

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    Man, my wife was teasing me for being excessive this winter for the forward helmet light and second PBSF that I clip onto my coat. Will point her to this thread tonight for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    You know that getting hit from behind isn't even your biggest risk right?

    I'm probably just too lazy to turn them all on, but seven lights seems like irrational fear to me.
    Is dat zo? Thank you, Mr. Forester Acolyte with the one solution fits all riding scenarios comment.

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    I have a Mars 3.0 on my helmet (Rear) one Mars 3.0 on the rear of the pannier on the non-drive side of the bike and a PB super flash attached to the rear rack. If some can't see that than my number was just up IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Iz dat zo? My lights at night from directly behind and also off center.
    What do you have there? Some sort of pole lifting the lights into the air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Iz dat zo? My lights at night from directly behind and also off center.
    Your taurus needs more lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoebikerLa View Post
    Like I've read many time before, this thread is useless without pictures.

    I too, keep adding lights and reflectors. I'm looking for a "slow moving vehicle" reflective triangle.
    I'll get a photo up this weekend. Just painted the shed floor so can't get to bikes until tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    Your taurus needs more lights.
    I'd agree; if I drove it at 12-14 mph for six miles on a 55mph road, like I do my bike on my commuting route. Especially at 5AM.

    Meanwhile I guess I should be more concerned about deadly pebbles on the road IAW what our risk analyst comrade previously posted about where the real dangers lie and the insignificance of visibility to the rear for bicyclists.
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