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    Planet Bike Superflash vs Blinky 7 vs Cateye TL-LD1100

    As the proud owner of two new Blinky 7's, I must say that I am amazed at how bright they are. When compared to my old modified 5 LED Blinky (~50,000 mcd), the Blinky 7 totally overwhelms it in all directions. IIRC, the older Cateye TL-LD1000 was around 50,000 mcd, and it was certainly no slouch.

    SO, does anyone have comparisons between/among the Superflash (which is brighter than even the Blinky 7, albeit the superflash is highly directional from what I hear), the Blinky 7, and the TL-LD1100? What about mcd ratings of the Planet Bike lights? If the Planet Bike lights are really that much better than the Cateye, then I see Cateye being in trouble since they also cost more.
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    I have both the SF and the TL-1100. The TL-1100 is much more visible during both daytime and dusk. At night the Cateye also wins due to the size of the beam it projects. The TL-1100 has much better side visibility.

    FWIW my 80 year old mother-in-law also thinks the TL-1100 is the more visible light, and she's your target audience.

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    I don't know why I didn't notice 'til now, but I finally read the Blinky 7 description and that it says that its LEDs are aimed five ways.

    So, to which directions do they point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    I don't know why I didn't notice 'til now, but I finally read the Blinky 7 description and that it says that its LEDs are aimed five ways.

    So, to which directions do they point?
    All the LEDs are 5 mm sized ones, but as I previously noted, they are incredibly bright. They are arranged as follows. Three point straight back. Two are pointed 45 degrees, and the remaining two are pointed sideways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngchen View Post
    As the proud owner of two new Blinky 7's, I must say that I am amazed at how bright they are. When compared to my old modified 5 LED Blinky (~50,000 mcd), the Blinky 7 totally overwhelms it in all directions. IIRC, the older Cateye TL-LD1000 was around 50,000 mcd, and it was certainly no slouch.

    SO, does anyone have comparisons between/among the Superflash (which is brighter than even the Blinky 7, albeit the superflash is highly directional from what I hear), the Blinky 7, and the TL-LD1100? What about mcd ratings of the Planet Bike lights? If the Planet Bike lights are really that much better than the Cateye, then I see Cateye being in trouble since they also cost more.


    The Superflash and the Cateye are considerably better than the blinky 7. They are both good lights. It's not a huge difference between them. I don't think you can go wrong with either one. But I would favor the Cateye. It's just a little better.
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    I might get a Blinky 7 to pair with the Superflash I've already got. Each would make up for the weaknesses of the other.

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