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Old 04-06-09, 08:18 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-07-09, 08:52 AM   #3
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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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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

Planet Bike Super Flash (here the SMART equivalent):


The BLT XR9:

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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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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.
http://www.ride-this.com/index.php/a...ems/headlights
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The mounting is supposedly a bit iffy
Walk away.

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