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    BLT Fantom XR9 - 1W tail light

    The BLT Fantom XR9 seems to be an interesting affordable tail light (1W LED), which, as far as I can see, has not been mentioned here.

    http://www.blt-lights.com/product/re.../fantomxr9.php

    The mounting is supposedly a bit iffy but the brightness seems very notable:
    http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10574.0
    There are some simple beam shots in this thread. US price seems about $41. I have not seen it myself yet.

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    Two 1/2 watt PBSF will give you as much light and some redundancy

    Might cost less too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Two 1/2 watt PBSF will give you as much light and some redundancy
    Might cost less too.
    I do not think this is the case. Judging from some british forums the XR9 is rather close to the dinotte tail light in its eye searing brightness.

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    Have you considered one of these : Powerful Rear Light
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Have you considered one of these : Powerful Rear Light
    Have you considered discussing the BLT light?

    It looks good. Nice mounting options.
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    The pics from the YACF forum and their member Charlotte - her post there has a small review:
    http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10574.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Have you considered one of these : Powerful Rear Light
    Yes, I have. The BLT would certainly a bit more expensive, but it was designed as a tail light and not as flash light. Thus, I assume the light distribution is (hopefully) a bit more adequate. The BLT further runs on conventional AAA batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lutz View Post
    The BLT Fantom XR9 seems to be an interesting affordable tail light (1W LED), which, as far as I can see, has not been mentioned here.

    http://www.blt-lights.com/product/re.../fantomxr9.php

    The mounting is supposedly a bit iffy but the brightness seems very notable:
    http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10574.0
    There are some simple beam shots in this thread. US price seems about $41. I have not seen it myself yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lutz View Post
    The mounting is supposedly a bit iffy
    Walk away.

    No...run....
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