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kboy25 07-11-07 11:36 AM

tail light comparison
 
MARS 3.0 vs Planet Bike Blinky Flasher.

Which one is brighter?

socalrider 07-11-07 03:51 PM

PB Superflash is hand downs brighter..

Grun 07-11-07 09:29 PM

PlanetBike Superflash will scare cars, anything else will not.

I run a pair of Superflashes together and wow! cars will not go near me! one car followed me for a good half km, giving me lots of room, failing to pass me out of fear! wtf?!

kboy25 07-11-07 10:36 PM

cool.......I just ordered 2 PB's :)
thanks!

kleng 07-12-07 01:10 AM

I've quit using the PB super flash and s-sun blinkies and have just ordered the dinotte tail light.

GeoMan 07-13-07 07:04 AM

The Dinotte is by far the brightest tail light I have ever seen and is the primary reason we sell their fine product. It is also the most expensive...

kboy25 07-16-07 06:33 PM

yeah the dinotte is the best...i was trying to compare the mars vs the pb.
i just got the pb's....they are brighter then the mars....:)

derath 07-16-07 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeoMan
The Dinotte is by far the brightest tail light I have ever seen and is the primary reason we sell their fine product. It is also the most expensive...

Until you consider how important a bright rear blinkie is. I love mine. I would almost buy a second to have one on solid and one on flash.

-D

edzo 09-06-07 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by derath (Post 4868472)
Until you consider how important a bright rear blinkie is. I love mine. I would almost buy a second to have one on solid and one on flash.

-D

what really works well is combo relectors and blinky (pb superflash or better)

a strong blinkie

and reflective tape on the crankarm

yetsukeng 09-06-07 09:02 PM

I saw Viewpoint Flashpoint taillight on the bike in front of me at least 1/2 mile ahead of me. It was bright and very visible. I actually had to chase that bike to get the name of the light :)
it's on sale now at performance bike for $15

Scorer75 09-07-07 08:36 AM

The Dinotte is expensive but more importantly for me, I don't want to be messing with batteries when the PB Superflash is effective enough and at $20, really cheap.

Scorer75 09-07-07 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yetsukeng (Post 5223544)
I saw Viewpoint Flashpoint taillight on the bike in front of me at least 1/2 mile ahead of me. It was bright and very visible. I actually had to chase that bike to get the name of the light :)
it's on sale now at performance bike for $15

I've seen this light and my guess is if you were that impressed with this light, you haven't seen the PB Superflash, it is much brighter. For $5 more, I would suggest checking it out.

yetsukeng 10-02-07 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scorer75 (Post 5226463)
I've seen this light and my guess is if you were that impressed with this light, you haven't seen the PB Superflash, it is much brighter. For $5 more, I would suggest checking it out.

I did buy Superflash and it's for sure brighter, but it also very directional. with help of my friend I did several runs on the semi-dark street with different lights on. Hes comment was than if Superflash happen to be in line with a car behind, it's very bright, but most of time it wasn't the case. Viewpoint light very bright from all directions

that said I am keeping both lights, i'll keep superflash as a backup

dekindy 10-03-07 12:02 PM

There was just a discussion on this recently. It was determined by comparing both head to head that the Mars was better during the day and at dusk/low light conditions and side visibility. The PBSF excels in pitch darkness. I have a Mars 2.0 and 3.0 for redundancy and higher visibility with two instead of one. Armed with this information if I were starting from scratch I would go with a Mars 3.0 and PBSF combination.


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