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    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)





    At an angle


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    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."
    You ride a bike, we GET IT, no need to rant about it or look down on others....its JUST A BIKE...get over yourselves.

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

    Sorry, My digicam is old.


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

    Sorry, My digicam is old.


    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kleng View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma View Post
    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. To afford a new camera. Oh wait you can never have to many bike lights!
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    Side view

    does the Dinotte show up clearly from the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob S View Post
    does the Dinotte show up clearly from the side.
    Have a look at this thread in commuting
    Rear light recommendations please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gojohnnygo. View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVE ONE SIX View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob S View Post
    does the Dinotte show up clearly from the side.
    The Dinotte shows up clearly from the moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob S View Post
    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.


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    Burn-em Upus Icephaltus Gojohnnygo.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVE ONE SIX View Post
    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.


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    Here's my own particular setup:


    Cateye 25000 mcd blinky (I'll be getting the 50000 mcd one too soon)


    Down the house...


    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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