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Old 04-08-05, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by MERTON
that looks like the real light on browns site.
The light in this thread looks like the outer case or housing is made by the same company when you see it in person, but it's not the same. The Realight has 27 LEDís. The one in this thread also only lasted for a few bike rides and then started to not flash correctly and then died. There are at least three sizes that I have seen.

I have the Realight. I used it for a two or three years with no problems. That is after I switched to rechargeable batteries. It eats batteries like crazy. It's rugged and waterproof. I actually went there and looked at it first. Don't get me wrong, it's a good light it was ahead of it's time when it first came out. But it has been obsolete. It's heavy with 4 aa batteries.

I actually bought my new Cateye TL LD 1000 from Harris (where Sheldon Brown is) and I have had the opportunity to run them side by side in the dark. It's hard to imagine how much more visible a light the size of a D battery is than the 4" x 6" Realight until you see it.
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