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Old 01-14-10, 10:07 PM   #1
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Which Knog light is the safest (in relation to how much it costs)?

Frog, Skink, Bullfrog, Beetle, Gekko, Toad, Boomer?
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Old 01-14-10, 10:38 PM   #2
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Seriously?
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Start over. What is the brightest light I can buy with a low budget?
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Start over. What is the brightest light I can buy with a low budget?
This one is Brighter then a PBSF.

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/193...fety-Light.htm
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Old 01-14-10, 11:02 PM   #5
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Frog, Skink, Bullfrog, Beetle, Gekko, Toad, Boomer?
Those lights (dubbed "hipster cysts" by BSNYC) are for aesthetics, not safety.

If you're interested in staying safe on a budget, check out - http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...14_-1_400014_Y
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All knogs in my opinion not bright enough for you, the bicyclist, to see but enough/barely enough (in the case of frogs) for others (motorists) to see you....if you want "safest" I would recommend you look else where..... cateye makes good lights IMO.
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knogs are great for pictures on fgg
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Old 01-14-10, 11:25 PM   #8
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Seriously?
I know it's in the wrong category, but it's too late to delete it, i think, if that's why you're saying that.
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I know it's in the wrong category, but it's too late to delete it, i think, if that's why you're saying that.
I think he just meant you're being a total ****ing ****** with your choices.
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I almost drove into a cyclist with a knog light. That white speck of light didn't make it clear that anything was there, let alone a bicycle. IMO, those lights are enough to make your bicycle street legal but not visible.
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I almost drove into a cyclist with a knog light. That white speck of light didn't make it clear that anything was there, let alone a bicycle. IMO, those lights are enough to make your bicycle street legal but not visible.
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Which Knog light is the safest (in relation to how much it costs)?

Frog, Skink, Bullfrog, Beetle, Gekko, Toad, Boomer?
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Old 01-15-10, 12:21 AM   #13
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The Bullfrogs are bright though, good enough to make you seen
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The most expensive one, bullfrog? I'd say the only bad one is the frog. Kinda pointless.
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Old 01-15-10, 09:29 AM   #16
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i have a planet bike superflash $25

random picture from google:
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I had the bullfrog, it worked okay but definitely didn't give me the feeling of "safe". I went out a got a superflash the other day, and a crazy high powered head lamp. Now I feel safe.
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planetbike blaze 2w upfront with a superflash in the back is about as good as i've seen without getting into expensive lights that run on battery packs.

you can get away with a blaze 1/2w just to be seen but i'd spend the extra 10-20 bucks on the 1w or 2w as they are bright enough to actually use to navigate a dark road. and on flash they are ridiculously bright and noticable.

knog has a nice design but the LED's are seriously lagging behind the current technology.
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Old 01-15-10, 11:11 AM   #19
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I'd go with the frogs if you walk your bike on the sidewalk, the low lumen count (believe they are 10 lumen) will make it harder for shady types to see you and steal your tarck.

Personally, I go with:

3w BD Icon zip-tied to helmet (100 lumens):



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btw, just read about Fibre Flare on the other thread. It's kinda old news i know, but I thought this might be another good option.
Only down side is that it's more pricey than Planet Bike light.


the tube bends. You can place it almost anywhere. Clips can go onto ur clothes or bags even. Or any part of ur bike that doesn't get in the way of movement. Suppose to be quite bright as well. Comes in 4 colors.
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Old 01-15-10, 08:43 PM   #21
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check the 99 cent store near you. they got lights and you can't beat the price.
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Old 01-16-10, 01:38 AM   #22
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FTW! i guess it might be a bit pricey but its totally worth it.
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guys, you're all know-it-alls that don't know ****.

the boomer is a 1w just like the superflash. it's going to be comparable in visibility.

it's 30, and to me the extra five dollars for knog's silicon band attachment is probably worth it. i'm having a hard time not buying one simply because i HATE clipping and unclipping the superflash stealth between my different bikes.
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guys, you're all know-it-alls that don't know ****.

the boomer is a 1w just like the superflash. it's going to be comparable in visibility.

it's 30, and to me the extra five dollars for knog's silicon band attachment is probably worth it. i'm having a hard time not buying one simply because i HATE clipping and unclipping the superflash stealth between my different bikes.
+1 for no clips! I got that new upgraded frog, and other than it losing brightness kinda (it say 80hrs blinking, which is true but not at full brightness for sure) quick it was a great light. but at $8 per battery set and it being no brighter than a normal frog after like 6hrs, kinda isnt worth it.
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Who cares? As long as you're street legal and your light blinks, **** it.
I used Knogs cos I got them for cheap and I can take them on and off quick.

Where I live, NOBODY has any idea how to drive. Just cycling alone here is a death wish. Everyone I know here has been hit by a car at least once, including myself.

Don't spend a ton of money on lights, use it on real components that matter.
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