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flashing lights that last more than 2 hours

Old 08-01-17, 10:46 AM
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flashing lights that last more than 2 hours

I really like my Serfas Thunderbolt lights I bought a few years ago-they strap on with some flexible ties anywhere i want to put them and they are a very bright flashing white one and red one. But they quit working after a couple hours when flashing bright. Is there a light that makes it to 6? Or is it because they are several years old?

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Old 08-01-17, 12:59 PM
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Cygolites https://cygolite.com/product/
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Old 08-01-17, 01:01 PM
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How much do you want to spend?

I have a Dinotte Quad Red and while it's expensive it's in my opinion the best light money can buy. I get about 8 hours from mine. https://store.dinottelighting.com/new...tery-p111.aspx

I also just ordered a Lezyne Zecto Max and posted about it here: https://www.bikeforums.net/electronic...50-lumens.html It's $50 and it's 250 lumens. According to their site, when set at the 250 mode it gets 9 hours of battery life. https://www.clevertraining.com/lezyne...ng-light-black

Another decent option is the Orfos Flare Red Pro ($75) and it;s rated at 400 lumen. You would need a USB battery pack for it as it does not have an internal battery. Run times would then be dependent on the battery packs capacity. https://www.orfos.us/collections/fla...epro-pre-order

Those are my recommendations. There are plenty of other options but I like the high lumen lights.

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Old 08-01-17, 02:43 PM
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I use a Cygolite Hotshot 150. I have a two-hour commute, one way. I plug it in to recharge when I get to work. I have forgotten to plug it in and it has lasted for the ride home. So I can vouch for it lasting 4 hours. I've never pushed it beyond that.
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Old 08-01-17, 07:51 PM
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Old 08-02-17, 01:54 AM
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Cygolite Hotshots run a ridiculously long time between charges in some modes. I usually run my Hotshot SL 50 in triple flash mode, which Cygolite claims is good for 36-96 hours depending on tempo setting. The zoom and steady pulse modes, which alternate between steady and flash are good for 3-10 hours.

I haven't timed these but even when I run the Hotshot on every ride, including daytime, I only charge it once a week -- usually before the low battery indicator starts.

But the Hotshot isn't as slim as the Thunderbolts and doesn't strap easily to the seat stay.

I usually clip the Hotshot onto a saddle bag loop, or to the provided seat post mount on my road bike, just below the saddle bag.
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Old 08-02-17, 08:37 AM
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thanks for the suggestions
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Old 08-02-17, 03:44 PM
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Axiom Pulse 60.

7 hours.

$35.

Axiom Pulse 60 LED Tail Light


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Old 08-02-17, 04:39 PM
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Headlight or tail light?
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Headlight or tail light?
Can't we have both?

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Old 08-02-17, 09:34 PM
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Another vote for Cygolite Hotshot.
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I have the original Cygolite Hotshot and the Pro 150 and like them both. The original has mini USB port for charging while the 150 has micro USB.
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