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Old 03-12-18, 07:09 AM   #26
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I am also a big fan of the DS-500 and not owner of this light too . It's killing me that i've discovered this thing too late.
Dinotte Quad RED not usable for nightime use (too many output). Built-in non-replaceable battery is also disadvantage for me.
Another killing feature of the DS-500 was programmable modes. Is there any programmable and very bright (for daytime / sunny day) taillights on market?
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Old 03-13-18, 12:23 PM   #28
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In keeping with the thought of riding in the daytime with a little more visibility; I'm surprised that no one else mentioned just wearing some brighter day-glow colors. I think the reason why you no longer see the super bright rear LED lamps being sold is because the manufacturers finally figured out that there just aren't enough people willing to spend the money and most don't feel the need for a rear light when riding in the day anyway. That said there will always be people who do want the daytime rear lights but they are few and far between.

For those people there are other options. If you absolutely had to you could mount a white LED lamp on flash and point it to the rear. I've seen people do that before and while it is unconventional It works very well. Not to mention that white LED's are brighter. The Gemini Duo has a nice flash mode but you need to find a way to mount it of course. Now if you don't like the idea of white light on the rear you could DIY some amber or red lens material and do it that way. Like a lot of people I too have some bright rear lamps that used an external battery but I no longer feel the need for such a lamp anymore. I'm perfectly satisfied with the typical self-contained rear lamps that are listed as being over 100 lumen. That's more than enough for night use and also is pretty good for daytime if riding in and out of shaded areas.

FWIW the DiNotte Quad Red looks to be a pretty bright at 200 lumen. I'd love to have one but I'm not willing to fork out $170 for something I really don't feel I need. Now if it were more like $100 then I might buy one.
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