I've tried out a few different brands of blinky lights. The packages they come in all claim to have a battery life of 200 hours +/- when on the blinking setting. I find that this claim is totally bogus. I haven't bothered to keep track of exactly how many hours I get from a set of batteries, but I don't think I've ever gotten 100 hours. Maybe 50-80 hours. I suppose that's not terrible, but I'm curious to know if there are any AA or AAA (or other no hassle, non-rechargeables) battery powered blinkies that live up to the 200 hours of battery life.
Yes, I'm frugal, but this is also a safety issue. I've gotten caught riding in the dark when a blinky light suddenly becomes very dim. I'd like to minimize how frequently this happens. Thanks for your input.