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kleng 07-24-07 06:29 AM

Rear LED light comparison pictures
 
Here is a comparison of the relative intensity of some rear lights
Couldn't get them all lined up perfectly.

Top = Dinotte Tail light (4x1.5v AA)

Middle = BLT Super Doppler DX or S-Sun 120R (3 x 1.5v AAA)

Lower = Planet Bike Super Flash (2 x 1.5v AAA)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...7/IMG_6640.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...7/IMG_6630.jpg

At an angle

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...7/IMG_6627.jpg

Bushman 07-24-07 10:12 AM

+1

LOVE IT! my roomy was looking for some taillights and she stumbled onto this thread and commented "thats exactly what i was looking for - a detailed look of different lights." :)

Gojohnnygo. 07-26-07 11:33 AM

Dinotte tail light on a white wall pic taken at 25 feet. Just click for bigger pic.

Sorry, My digicam is old.:mad:


http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2...0019ir2.th.jpg

kleng 07-26-07 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gojohnnygo. (Post 4936622)
Dinotte tail light on a white wall pic taken at 25 feet. Just click for bigger pic.

Sorry, My digicam is old.:mad:


http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2...0019ir2.th.jpg

I was going to do the same picture with the 3 lights, but the Dinotte washes out the other 2 so it was a waste of time, its way more powerful.

Zero_Enigma 07-26-07 05:38 PM

For those with the Dinotte tail light can you take a 10meter, 20meter, and 30 meter photo? Say at a school at night shining the Dinotte at the wall at those 3 distances then I would like to see one of the bike at said distances.

Thanks. No need for the strobe mode. I know how that looks already.

Gojohnnygo. 07-27-07 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kleng (Post 4938804)
I was going to do the same picture with the 3 lights, but the Dinotte washes out the other 2 so it was a waste of time, its way more powerful.

I don't have the BLT Super Doppler, but do have 2 Planet bike Super flash. I agree that the Dinotte will wipe the super flash out. I'm not to sure about the BLT super Doppler? I haven't seen it in action. Only a few pics here and a short video. I will say that the Planet Bike Super flash is one bright tail light! I used it for 6 months then made the leap for Dinotte. The Super flash doesn't come close in brightest compared to the Dinotte.

Gojohnnygo. 07-27-07 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma (Post 4939617)
For those with the Dinotte tail light can you take a 10meter, 20meter, and 30 meter photo? Say at a school at night shining the Dinotte at the wall at those 3 distances then I would like to see one of the bike at said distances.

Thanks. No need for the strobe mode. I know how that looks already.


I would do it, but we need someone with a better camera then mine. My camera is only 3 mega pixels and 6 years old. I guess I'm buying to many bike lights.:eek: To afford a new camera. Oh wait you can never have to many bike lights!:D

Bob S 07-27-07 06:03 PM

Side view
 
does the Dinotte show up clearly from the side.

kleng 07-27-07 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob S (Post 4948362)
does the Dinotte show up clearly from the side.

Have a look at this thread in commuting
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=322478&page=4

FIVE ONE SIX 07-27-07 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gojohnnygo. (Post 4946532)
The Super flash doesn't come close in brightest compared to the Dinotte.

one's $130 and requires a battery pack to be mounted separately, and the other one's $30 and is compact enough to clip on a saddle bag or jerseys pocket. do the words apples and oranges ring a bell?

kleng 07-28-07 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FIVE ONE SIX (Post 4950298)
one's $130 and requires a battery pack to be mounted separately, and the other one's $30 and is compact enough to clip on a saddle bag or jerseys pocket. do the words apples and oranges ring a bell?

For me the dinotte mounts very compactly under the seat, like this
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...7/IMG_6589.jpg

gear 07-28-07 04:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob S (Post 4948362)
does the Dinotte show up clearly from the side.

The Dinotte shows up clearly from the moon.

Gojohnnygo. 07-28-07 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob S (Post 4948362)
does the Dinotte show up clearly from the side.


It does show light to the sides, The side lighting is not even close to the brightness of a Cateye tl-ld 1000 or the Planet bike super flash. The Dinotte throws a bright beam of light onto the road. That has to add to it's side visibility? Not to sure about the effectiveness of a beam bouncing off the road is. This why I still use a cateye 1000 for side visiblity.

This pic is just 2' feet back from my last pic.


http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/6...0004dq4.th.jpg

Gojohnnygo. 07-31-07 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FIVE ONE SIX (Post 4950298)
one's $130 and requires a battery pack to be mounted separately, and the other one's $30 and is compact enough to clip on a saddle bag or jerseys pocket. do the words apples and oranges ring a bell?

Its far from being apples an oranges in comparison. My safety is first priority.

I will say Planet Bike makes one hell of a bright tail light, but not as bright as the Dinotte tail light. I was lucky enough to have the extra cash at the time of purchase for the Dinotte or I would still be running 2 PB and Cateye 1000.

The PB super flash on the same wall at 25' with fresh Lithium batteries.


http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1...0020zr5.th.jpg

aliensporebomb 08-06-07 08:52 AM

Here's my own particular setup:

http://pod.ath.cx/hid/cateye25000mcdblinky.jpg
Cateye 25000 mcd blinky (I'll be getting the 50000 mcd one too soon)

http://pod.ath.cx/hid/taillightatdusk.jpg
Down the house...

http://pod.ath.cx/hid/taillightonsteadflood.jpg
About 20 feet from the house next door or so.

This light works pretty well although I have to admit it's not as bright as some others.
Their 50000 mcd light in combination with this one ought to work pretty well - I'm a
firm believer in ganging different lights together so there's some redundancy.

I like that Dinotte but so far the taillights I've gotten have been freebies more or
less - people give me small gift certificates to the bike shop for my birthday and I
generally use it to get new commuter gear so people can see me.

Here's a youtube video of this taillight in combination with my HID headlight:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIn3OWG6YK0

It's the brightest taillight in the middle of the video - I did a multiple
headlight, multiple taillight comparison.


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