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Old 11-08-08, 10:39 PM   #1
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Fenix L2D sucks in flash mode.

Just got it today and tried the flash mode it is way too fast. nothing like causing seizures in drivers and they will run you over.
just seeing the light blink that fast would drive me nuts on a ride.
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Old 11-08-08, 10:42 PM   #2
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Are you talking about at night or during the day? The flash mode is great during the day. Obviously at night using any flashing light this bright would be a bad idea (no matter what the flash pattern/speed), especially if it's your only light.
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Old 11-08-08, 10:45 PM   #3
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night. I bet your right. so far I have not used my dinotte in flash mode at night either.
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Old 11-10-08, 11:08 AM   #4
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I had my Fenix in turbo mode (Not flash mode) the other night. I came up to a stop sign and went to make a left turn, after stopping of course, and got a CARS brights flashed at me! Made my night. =)
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Old 11-10-08, 11:13 AM   #5
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Not nearly as many people are prone to light-induced seizures as the internet would have you believe.
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The flash mode is great when riding at dawn or dusk when being seen by cars can be tough, but not good for riding in the dark...

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Old 11-10-08, 12:05 PM   #7
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Just got it today and tried the flash mode it is way too fast. nothing like causing seizures in drivers and they will run you over.
just seeing the light blink that fast would drive me nuts on a ride.
It's way to distracting to ride with as our only light when it's dark, but it works great to get some extra attention when you momentarily switch to the strobe mode for those left turners etc...
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Old 11-10-08, 12:57 PM   #8
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The flash mode works great when I use it to notify the street sweepers on my MUP. When it's foggy and I turn on the flash momentarily you can easily see when the driver notices the flash. I don't think I would leave it on flash for general riding, but switching to flash at strategic times seems to be a VERY effective way to get someones attention.
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Old 11-10-08, 05:44 PM   #9
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My old Cateye light has a slower flash mode that works great to catch drivers attention. I don't use the flash mode on my L1D because I know it is just too irritating. I wish it were slower.
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