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    Need help identifying a tail light.

    I know this is a shot in the dark, and could be even a DIY - but I don't think it is. On most commute mornings, I see a cyclist making a right hand turn in front of me going the same direction. However, I turn down the street he's turning off of so I never have the chance to say hello, or what's that light!?

    Describing the light -

    It's a vertical, tail light. Not really strobe, but more of a "Knight Rider" type. Where a series of red LED's move up and down vertically. I think there are 3 LED's on each level, and may be 3 levels on the light.

    If you picture the Knight Rider car with the front LED's moving back and forth left to right, instead this goes up and down.

    On the off chance the cyclist is on these forums - I see him turn right off of Fetzner Rd, to English Rd in Rochester, NY suburb of Greece around 6 AM.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Could be a number of different lights. I have a Cateye LD610, which has 5 LEDs, can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and one of its lighting options is to have the LEDs "move" up and down (or back and forth). The newer version is called the Rapid 5, and there's a 3-LED version called the Rapid 3.

    Here's Amazon's Cateye LD610 page

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    You could always leave your house about 5 minutes or so earlier in an attempt to beat him to that intersection and ask him .
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    You could always leave your house about 5 minutes or so earlier in an attempt to beat him to that intersection and ask him .
    This is what I would do. Leave earlier, wait for him to get there. Or on a day off, catch up to him and ride with him to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    You could always leave your house about 5 minutes or so earlier in an attempt to beat him to that intersection and ask him .

    The issue here is I don't see him everyday. Maybe once a week and the most I've seen him was twice a week, it was this Monday and last Friday. I didn't see him this morning so there's no pattern. Now I feel like I'm stalking.

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    The Cateye LD610 is similar. His seems wider though. The Rapid 3 and Rapid 5 don't have the "side to side" motion as the LD610.

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    Could also be a Knog Blinder 4v or 4V Pulse.
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