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Old 04-01-16, 03:05 PM
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Rear Light Visible in Daytime

Looking for a rear light that is visible in bright daylight.
Bontrager Flare R looks pretty good, with rechargeable battery.
Would prefer it to have a clip so I can attach it to my Topeak saddle bag.
Would appreciate any suggestions.


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Guess I should have specified a price range.
$75 or under, preferably.

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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
Guess I should have specified a price range.
$75 or under, preferably.

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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
Looking for a rear light that is visible in bright daylight.
Bontrager Flash R looks pretty good, with rechargeable battery.
Would prefer it to have a clip so I can attach it to my Topeak saddle bag.
Would appreciate any suggestions.


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I have and really like the Flare R. I also have (somewhere...) a similarly rated Serfas light (USL-TL60). I did have someone ask about my Serfas when I had it on during the day, but I could tell he was a rider so he was probably already looking for me. The kicker for me on the Bontrager is the irregular flash pattern. I compared them side by side one night, and the Serfas really was just as bright on the high setting, but in broad daylight I think the irregular flash of the Flare R has a better chance of being noticed. It's an attention grabber night or day without being obnoxiously bright on the night setting.

EDIT: I should also mention I highly recommend using the seatpost mount if it fits underneath the saddle bag. It is a really good light, but it's best if it's solidly mounted and pointing directly at traffic.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
I have and really like the Flare R. I also have (somewhere...) a similarly rated Serfas light (USL-TL60). I did have someone ask about my Serfas when I had it on during the day, but I could tell he was a rider so he was probably already looking for me. The kicker for me on the Bontrager is the irregular flash pattern. I compared them side by side one night, and the Serfas really was just as bright on the high setting, but in broad daylight I think the irregular flash of the Flare R has a better chance of being noticed. It's an attention grabber night or day without being obnoxiously bright on the night setting.

EDIT: I should also mention I highly recommend using the seatpost mount if it fits underneath the saddle bag. It is a really good light, but it's best if it's solidly mounted and pointing directly at traffic.
Oops, I did mean Flare R.
I'll check-out that Serfas.
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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
Would prefer it to have a clip so I can attach it to my Topeak saddle bag.
Orientation of a light is a huge component of visibility. Lights that are not on rigid mounts never seem to be as effective.
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Cygolite hotrod. So damn bright.
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ok .... I use a cygolite hotshot
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Cygolite hotrod. So damn bright.
Yup, sure is!
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WF-501A or WF-501B (longer, larger battery). $10 on ebay or dx.com. Strap to your left drop and turn it on/off as needed. Get the 5-mode with blinking.

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Portland Design Works' "Red Planet"
I own one of these. Great at night, but doesn't read in bright daylight.


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Cygolite hotshot pro 80. Only had it a month and already had a few drivers comment that they could see me in the daytime.
I would not clip it to seat bag as it will hang down and shine on the ground, not up into traffic.
Comes w seat stay and seatpost mount.
$42 on Amazon.
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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
Looking for a rear light that is visible in bright daylight.
Bontrager Flare R looks pretty good, with rechargeable battery.
Would prefer it to have a clip so I can attach it to my Topeak saddle bag.
Would appreciate any suggestions.



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Knog Blinder road R 70 lumens of light that what i have and probably one of the brightest rear lights out there .
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I use an eBay China cheapo and it works well, but recently I was driving and saw the brightest bicycle tail light I'd ever seen so I caught up to the rider and asked him about it.

It was a Bontrager Flare...
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+1 Dinotte

totally worth the $
Isn't it too bright for group rides?

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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
Looking for a rear light that is visible in bright daylight.
Bontrager Flare R looks pretty good, with rechargeable battery.
Would prefer it to have a clip so I can attach it to my Topeak saddle bag.
Would appreciate any suggestions.


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Just FYI: the flare-R comes with a clip. (Source: I have one and use the clip it came with to clip it to my saddlebag.)

also have a cygolite hotshot. get MANY more comments on how bright the flare are is than I get with the cygolite.
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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
Looking for a rear light that is visible in bright daylight.
Bontrager Flare R looks pretty good, with rechargeable battery.
Would prefer it to have a clip so I can attach it to my Topeak saddle bag.
Would appreciate any suggestions.


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Lights clipped to saddle bags (or helmets) are rarely aimed horizontally. That sort of works at night, but not in bright sunlight.

I saw a Cygolite Hotshot 2W blinking on a bike a hundred yards ahead during a sunny day. Not bad at all.

During the day, I'd want a blinky for two situations:

1. Riding through alternating sunlight and shadow from trees, so I'm visible in the shade. Any of the newer tail lights would be fine for this.

2. Giving a long distance heads-up for (possibly distracted) drivers on a highway. I'd like the blinking to catch their eye a quarter mile away or more. This needs a bright light and careful aiming. (And a dimmer mode for night time!)

At sunrise or sunset:
Any blinky is good. If the sun is in the driver's eyes, a really bright light might be safer.

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Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
Just FYI: the flare-R comes with a clip. (Source: I have one and use the clip it came with to clip it to my saddlebag.)

also have a cygolite hotshot. get MANY more comments on how bright the flare are is than I get with the cygolite.
have you set your hotshot on the brightest setting? .... Some people are unaware that you can set the brightness
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