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Old 09-03-09, 10:47 AM
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Y shaped tail light

I cycle commute to the bus stop and then ride the bus to work. The last few mornings I spotted a bright tail light blinking far ahead. It's the brightest tail light I remember seeing. We pass this cyclist far from my home so it's not likely I will ever be able to ask him the brand.

The light has a distinctive Y shape to it, with a bright LED at the end of each leg of the Y.

Anyone know what light this is?
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Old 09-03-09, 07:00 PM
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Is it possible that you're actually seeing a bike that has two tail lights? You said it was "far ahead."
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Old 09-04-09, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by zoste View Post
Is it possible that you're actually seeing a bike that has two tail lights? You said it was "far ahead."
All I saw when it was far ahead was the blinking light. As we passed him I loked as closely as possible. It looked like a single Y shaped light.
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The second sticky thread in this section of the forums is about home-brewed lights....maybe you were seeing someone's one-off creation?
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I've seen at least one like this. Why not ask when you pass him/her?
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Old 09-05-09, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MWPdx View Post
I've seen at least one like this. Why not ask when you pass him/her?
As I said in the OP, I'm on a bus, far from my home.
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Originally Posted by Steve in MA View Post
The second sticky thread in this section of the forums is about home-brewed lights....maybe you were seeing someone's one-off creation?
I hadn't thought of that. That may be it.

The thing sure is bright.
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
As I said in the OP, I'm on a bus, far from my home.
Sorry, I missunderstood, I thought you were on your bike and I was like "wtf?".

...maybe if you time it just right, you could yell out the window?
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Could it be the Dinotte 400R?
https://store.dinottelighting.com/sha...unt2=829505562
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Old 09-09-09, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mjzraz View Post
No - that's not it.
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Originally Posted by MWPdx View Post
Sorry, I missunderstood, I thought you were on your bike and I was like "wtf?".

...maybe if you time it just right, you could yell out the window?
If it gets to me and I have the time, I guess I could drive in and wait for him to pass. With my luck he probably would't cycle that day.
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There were at one time some triangular shaped lights that were pretty bright and popular. Large. Came in red, amber, blue, and green, if I remember. Wanted one. Or two.
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Blackburn Mars 2.0?

closest to a "Y" that I can think of.
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Originally Posted by AP1EKWAN View Post
Blackburn Mars 2.0?
closest to a "Y" that I can think of.
Fits the description apart from the bit about it being bright.
Though it is a wide beam.
https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...3&postcount=10


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Old 09-12-09, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Fits the description apart from the bit about it being bright.
Though it is a wide beam.
https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...3&postcount=10

That MIGHT be it. I'm just not sure.

I just gota track that guy down!
If I do, I'll be sure to let everyone know.
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I've never seen a flux capacitor used in that way but I guess you could use it for a tail light also.

Sorry I really have nothing of value to add.
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