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Old 10-08-14, 09:42 PM
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Saw something interesting today, lighted "panel"?

This evening I saw a cyclist passing by, who had something interesting on his back. It's a large flat panel-like lighted surface, almost covering the entire back of his torso. The light was constantly changing color, blue, red, purple, green.... It had large surface; however, since his body was leaning forward, the effect was not optimal. Wonder what it was.
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My guess is some kind of fiber optic light panel(s).
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Without pictures, my guess would be a RGB edge lit panel of some sort.
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Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
My guess is some kind of fiber optic light panel(s).
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Without pictures, my guess would be a RGB edge lit panel of some sort.
Looked up the images of these--yes, quite like them. Seems to be an overkill to use something like that as a substitute for bike taillight.
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I don't know... I saw a vid on vimeo that featured the Torch Flux backpack that has a 4"x12" light panel and it seemed pretty noticeable. However, I did note that they did not have any other light on the bike or the person for the long shot- it would be interesting to see how it compares to even a PBSF in the same setting.
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It would be more noticeable if the panel was attached vertically to a rear trunk and had more side visibility. It was nice and fancy looking but not bright enough (definitely not annoying as desired by some cyclists of their lights . May be easy to break, too?
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