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Old 09-16-13, 11:04 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-16-13, 11:23 AM   #2
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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.

Cats may become a problem, though...
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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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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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