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    Blaze Laser Bike Light

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/13/tech/t...html?hpt=hp_c4

    Haven't seen this posted here before. Anyone seen it? Thoughts?

    Personally I can see it working better on the rear as opposed to the front.
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    oh haha I just posted the same thing in A&S, oh well, that's OK
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    The 41 has a thread about it as well.

    Personally, I think it's a bit too gimmicky. I saw the video- the focus was clearly to showcase the laser, which is nothing but a "hopefully they see me" type of light. I'm sorry, but if I have one light, it has to be bright enough for me to see by and I think anything that is powerful enough to allow me to do so will wash out that laser.

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    This is old tech. I saw a story of a similar item (possibly a prototype) ages ago. Found this dated 2009

    http://www.gizmag.com/bike-lane-travels-with-you/12092/
    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/02/lightlanes-lase/
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM21 View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/13/tech/t...html?hpt=hp_c4

    Haven't seen this posted here before. Anyone seen it? Thoughts?

    Personally I can see it working better on the rear as opposed to the front.
    You'd need a line of sight to see it on the ground. I could see lots of situations where the beam might not be visible to on coming traffic. A bright white head light or a bright red taillight would be more effective.
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    Might be alluring to traffic, you do not want something that will make people look at for more than an instant. You go where you look, don't want car drivers looking your way wondering what that pretty color is.

    Also, it might take a moment to discern just what is being displayed, causing those who see it to perhaps focus on it to figure out what it is.

    Maybe I'm just a hater though...

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