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Old 09-19-09, 04:12 PM   #1
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Nashbar's taillight page shows blue lenses..

..on lights that are normally red, like the Cateye LD-1100, LD500RC, Reflex, Planet Bike Superflash and BRT-5, and several Nashbar-branded lights. Link here

Too bad these aren't real, and blue isn't legal in California. I'd love a blue PB Superflash.
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They all look red now.
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Old 09-19-09, 05:05 PM   #3
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They all look red now.
Weird. I just refreshed the page, and they are still blue. I saved all the blue light pictures just for sh!ts and giggles anyway.
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I think your monitor color settings may be off. They do sell a "clear" PBSF, still flashes red of course.
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I think your monitor color settings may be off. They do sell a "clear" PBSF, still flashes red of course.
I looked at Nashbar's site on 2 different computers and 2 different Internet connections and the results were the same. 9 of the 23 taillights shown had blue lenses. What's even more strange is that I saved the enlarged photos of all the "blue" lens lights and uploaded them to my Flickr account. The uploaded pictures showed up red, so I deleted them. However, when I uploaded the four screenshots of their taillight page they showed up blue.

EDIT: Links deleted due to having to delete some pics to avoid having to pay Flickr $25 a year to keep them visible

I am familiar with the clear-lensed PBSF. I have toyed with the thought of buying one and replacing the red LEDs with amber.

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It's just those silly Nashbar folks having some fun.
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I see blue here in IE, Firefox and Chrome
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Red here.
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Whoa, wild screenshots.

They're red for me in Safari, except for the grayish-blue Knog Frog.

Maybe this is a variant of the ACID3 test.
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Red with Firefox right now.
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Sometimes their chrome yellow/hi-vis stuff looks turquoise here. Not unusual. I only have color issues on their site.
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I think half the reason for their low prices is because they don't employ someone who knows color matching.
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Sorry, not a blue light in sight! I see all red.
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Regardless of what color the lights appear to be on the website, the lights are either red (or clear with red LEDs) in reality. Blue is not a legal rear tail-light color.
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All red (or gray) on Firefox.
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Uh.. guys...i beg to differ. I went to Europe for a wedding in March and picked up a couple BLUE rear blinkies at a LBS. A five light version of my nightrider tail lamp, and a blue PB flasher knock off. They are not legal here in MO, I just use them for fun out on the trail rides.
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Uh.. guys...i beg to differ. I went to Europe for a wedding in March and picked up a couple BLUE rear blinkies at a LBS. A five light version of my nightrider tail lamp, and a blue PB flasher knock off. They are not legal here in MO, I just use them for fun out on the trail rides.
Do you have pictures to back up what you are saying?

Like anyone would believe your pictures of blue tail-lights!!!
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^^^ If he posted any pics I'd just blame my browser.
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Uh.. guys...i beg to differ. I went to Europe for a wedding in March and picked up a couple BLUE rear blinkies at a LBS. A five light version of my nightrider tail lamp, and a blue PB flasher knock off. They are not legal here in MO, I just use them for fun out on the trail rides.
I have 5 blue blinkies. One blue Lightman LED, and 4 small 5-LED 2 AAA blinkies. I ordered 4 of these from Dealextreme but 2 of them didn't power up, so I took the blue LEDs out and soldered them into 2 clear-lensed 2 AAA blinkies that originally had green LEDs in them.

I don't use these on the road either. I just have them because I can.
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Uh.. guys...i beg to differ. I went to Europe for a wedding in March and picked up a couple BLUE rear blinkies at a LBS. A five light version of my nightrider tail lamp, and a blue PB flasher knock off. They are not legal here in MO, I just use them for fun out on the trail rides.
"Europe" is a big place with lots of different countries. I doubt that non-red rear lights are legal in any of them (certainly not Germany or Switzerland).

It's highly unlikely that Nashbar would sell blue rear-lights and it's highly unlikely that a standard company would make any for the US market where they are not legal rear-lights. All sorts of odd and non-standard stuff is made in Asia.

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I have 5 blue blinkies. One blue Lightman LED, and 4 small 5-LED 2 AAA blinkies. I ordered 4 of these from Dealextreme but 2 of them didn't power up, so I took the blue LEDs out and soldered them into 2 clear-lensed 2 AAA blinkies that originally had green LEDs in them.

I don't use these on the road either. I just have them because I can.
The "lightman" light isn't a "bicycle" light. The "dealextreme" light is odd. Anyway, I doubt that a company like PlanetBike would sell a rear-light that doesn't qualify as a legal rear-light.

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I saw the blue light specials as well on Nashbar and thought it was odd at the time
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all red here.

Could it be the way your browser is interpreting the color? Like a different set of default colors?
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all red here.

Could it be the way your browser is interpreting the color? Like a different set of default colors?
Yes, the problem is some sort of wacky brower/webpage problem. Since I haven't seen problems anywhere eise, I'd guess it's the webpage that is wacky.

(I see blue with IE8 but my setup is standard.)

It's a bit strange that some people aren't saying "hmm, that doesn't make a lot of sense" and are saying "I want one" instead!
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Are the blue lights a visual cue that credit card numbers are being misdirected?

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It's highly unlikely that Nashbar would sell blue rear-lights and it's highly unlikely that a standard company would make any for the US market where they are not legal rear-lights. All sorts of odd and non-standard stuff is made in Asia.

The "lightman" light isn't a "bicycle" light. The "dealextreme" light is odd. Anyway, I doubt that a company like PlanetBike would sell a rear-light that doesn't qualify as a legal rear-light.
I never assumed that Nashbar was selling blue rear lights. Especially when several well-known RED taillights showed up on their site as blue.

I thought most people on here didn't have problems with reading comprehension. From my original post: "Too bad these aren't real".
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Yes, the problem is some sort of wacky brower/webpage problem. Since I haven't seen problems anywhere eise, I'd guess it's the webpage that is wacky.

(I see blue with IE8 but my setup is standard.)

It's a bit strange that some people aren't saying "hmm, that doesn't make a lot of sense" and are saying "I want one" instead!
I use IE 8 also. I just loaded Nashbar's taillight page in Compatibility View and the same 9 taillights are showing up as blue.

How is it strange that people are saying "I want one". There's nothing wrong with being different, you know. Like the other poster who owns blue blinkies, I don't use mine on the road. You don't have to either.
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