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Old 11-24-12, 10:48 PM
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Planet Bike Super Flash Blinky Light problems?

We have two super flash taillights..one for my road bike and one for my wife's bike. We like to run our lights on steady beam. We have noticed on both lights when set on steady, continuous light that they automatically go off when we hit a slight bump in the road and they are "jarred" slightly. Any suggestions or common problems or fixes.
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Old 11-24-12, 11:24 PM
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Batteries "may" be loose. But PB warranties them. Give them a call and I am sure they will fix or make good on them.
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You might take the batteries out and then gently pull the contacts in a tiny bit to see if that corrects the issue.

Then again, if it was a case of poor contact, wouldn't the light change modes every time it got jarred?
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this is a fairly common problem. Contact PB and they will take care of you. You paid 6x the Chinese price, you should get something out of the deal
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this is a fairly common problem. Contact PB and they will take care of you. You paid 6x the Chinese price, you should get something out of the deal
You might take the batteries out and then gently pull the contacts in a tiny bit to see if that corrects the issue.

Then again, if it was a case of poor contact, wouldn't the light change modes every time it got jarred?
Batteries "may" be loose. But PB warranties them. Give them a call and I am sure they will fix or make good on them.
Thanks, will do.
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I've used several SuperFlashes, it seems that with daily use (including winter in the north) they fail after 18 months or so. Twice now something went bad with the sensor you press down on to activate/deactivate the light or change flashing modes. You had to press very hard to turn it on & off, and only one mode worked; the first time it was only the strobe mode and the second time it was only steady mode, regardless of the batteries. When that happened I just moved the damaged light over to a less-ridden bike and got a new SuperFlash for the daily rider, because I'd rather buy a new, really bright and attention-getting rear light every eighteen months than ride with a normal or under-performing rear light, but I think I'm going to switch to Portland Design Works Danger Zone next time this happens.
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