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Old 06-27-07, 11:22 AM   #1
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Safety Light LED Recommendations (Be-Seen Lights)

Any recommendations for safety (to be seen) lights? I already have a to see system underway, but wanted one extra level of safety.

Something with a flash mode, and fairly small.
Any other suggestions aside from the following, or reviews of the following:

I have heard about the Knog Frog and the Knog Toad.


MEC turtles.


There is also the Princeton Tec EOS which has a 1-Watt Luxeon LED bulb that flashes, really bright.


There is also the BLT Lights Flare DX 7X 16,000 MCD LEDs really bright
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Old 06-27-07, 10:16 PM   #2
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Planetbike Superflash
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Old 06-28-07, 09:22 PM   #4
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Dinotte or DIY special both on strobe mode. That will pretty much be near the end all be all.
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Old 06-28-07, 09:32 PM   #5
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Planetbike Superflash
yeah, i has the planetbike

but more for the front headlight be seen

do they have the planetbike superflash in blue or white? cause that would end all my worries?
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Here on BF the PB Superflash is almost universally considered the best rear blinkie - if only we could have one for the front end of the bike!
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Old 06-29-07, 08:51 PM   #7
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I have used both the Knog Frog and MEC Turtles as be seen lights.

This is the set up I used last weekend during our Clubs Midnight Howeler Ride






I'm actually fond of this Filzer Ibeam for general use



It shows up very nice on it's own. I have it stacked with a Planet Bike Super Flash in the photo above.
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I use this one and it is extremely visable both day and night.


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Old 06-29-07, 10:26 PM   #9
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www.allelectronics.com Go to the strobe page. Wire one of those beasts to your bike and batteries. You get a feeling like Bruce Almighty with one of those. Yes they can suck more juice then some LEDS, but worth it.

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www.allelectronics.com Go to the strobe page. Wire one of those beasts to your bike and batteries. You get a feeling like Bruce Almighty with one of those. Yes they can suck more juice then some LEDS, but worth it.
Is there video of that light in action? IS it brighter then the Dinotte?
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I just came to the realization that you can buy one of those generic Power Beams from dealextreme for like $5.00 and it will be as bright as the $50.00 BLT Ultra Doppler DX. WTF?

I compared the intensity and they are so similar it is uncanny!
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http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/341

only 3.75" long and just 1" in diameter.
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I just got the planet bike super flash, but was disappointed with the output. Its no where as bright as my existing s-sun 120r light, which is significantly brighter and can be focused or de focused for a wider spread.

http://www.s-sun.com.tw/p1.htm
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I just got the planet bike super flash, but was disappointed with the output. Its no where as bright as my existing s-sun 120r light, which is significantly brighter and can be focused or de focused for a wider spread.

http://www.s-sun.com.tw/p1.htm
However, cars will avoid the Superflash like the plague.

I have a pair of Superflashes mounted together. Cars yield a whole lane around me. One car slowed to a crawl just to look at me. Another cyclist said, "WoW! Killer Lights!" as he rubbed his eyes and pulled over.

So no S-Sun, but I would trust the Superflash over the S-Sun any day.
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I have the superflash on 3 out of 4 bikes.. very satisfied.
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superflash used here also.. I find it much more versatile than the LD-1000 it replaced..

I been thinking of trying a fenix as a taillight in SOS mode, mounting on the seatpost with a twofish lockblock.. I am afraid that the strobe mode would be too powerful..
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Here is a photo, the best I could do.

Planet Bike Super flash is on the the left, S-Sun 120R is on the right.


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Here is a photo, the best I could do.

Planet Bike Super flash is on the the left, S-Sun 120R is on the right.

why not use two?

use two 2X S-Sun
and 2X Superflash

that way no cars will hit you from behind!
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where do you buy the S-sun lights?
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why not use two?

use two 2X S-Sun
and 2X Superflash

that way no cars will hit you from behind!
If two is better than one, then 10 is better than two.
Other than the loan you'd have to take out for batteries.
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If two is better than one, then 10 is better than two.
Other than the loan you'd have to take out for batteries.
umm...

Ironhorse...you mean powered by glucose.............
..........and not lactic acid...

10 better than two...probably not, it may distract traffic

3 superflashes would keep you safe, maybe 4, but no more

have at least one pair together
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Old 07-11-07, 06:21 PM   #22
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I used to have a PB Superflash until it fell off my backpack and got lost. I like the performance, size and flexibility of the PB Blinky 7's (have 3 of them) but it seemed to me that the Superflash had almost no off-axis visibility. If you're looking directly into the main lens it's very bright but move off by just a few degrees and it falls way off (to the point that I sometimes couldn't tell it was on in anything brighter than dusk).
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anyone try the strobe from road id?
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http://www.roadid.com/learnmore_ffsn...k=/firefly.asp
oh here's the website
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In my opinion there is no brighter tail light than the Dinotte. It is expensive and worth every dime (remember when we used to say "every penny"?).

Before you buy, be sure and check them out.
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