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Old 08-26-12, 04:51 PM
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waterproof/resistant rear bike light recommendations?

My PB superflash blinkies always die after about 6 months due to moisture. Does anybody have any recommendations for bright rear lights that have a quality wather seal so they can stand up to the elements better than the PB lights?
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Ain't cheap, but the Nite Flux RZ 4 will fit your requirements. Here's an out of the box review on youtube that also compares it to a Blackburn Flea. And here's one posted by BF member mechBgon of his RZ4 paired up with a Cygolite Hotshot
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I've had the same PB Superflash tail lights (2) for about 4 years now. I run a strip of electrical tape from one side, along the top and down the other side and leave the bottom unsealed. It seems to work.
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Cateye work very well in rain, snow etc.
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I've been using Planetbike for years and have no problem
with moisture and I ride a lot in the rain and winter slop.
No tapes, no rubberbands.
Op, are you using fenders?


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Yep, I run fenders, and I don't live somewhere where it rains all the time, either. Pretty frustrating.
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my B&M 4D Toplight [Euro rack-mount] ... and Mudguards on bike,
have been fine for several years, of coastal Oregon weather..

battery one, for 3~4, then battery and dynamo powered, since then..
Removed one is still fine, just upgraded to wired version, '4D senso , plus'
it, into the Hub dynamo headlight set.

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Cateye work very well in rain, snow etc.
+1. I've had a couple of other brands, including Planet Bike, short out or corrode, but all my Cateyes have lasted.
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I double up with a PDW Radbot and a PB Superflash. On both of them I put a liberal coating of silicone vacuum grease on the gasket where the lights seal. This seems to have prevented water infiltration for me.
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waterproof/resistant rear bike light recommendations?

No opinion on my Cygolite. Has to rain first and that hasn't happened since I can't remember.
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I love the Portland Design Works Danger Zone, which is very bright with its dual .5w lights (IIRC) and I think has the coolest flash mode, which I'll call the "alternating slow burnout."

If it had a more innovative mount, it would be my favorite light ever. The mount is fine, it's just not stylish, and the light deserves better!

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