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Recommend me a good daytime light

Old 10-23-17, 06:03 AM
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Recommend me a good daytime light

Looking for a light that no doubt can be seen by cars from the rear in the daytime. Must be rechargeable. Thanks!
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Any light over 50 lumen will probably do it. I

FWIW, I like Cateye, but there are plenty of other good lights out there. Lezyne, Light and Motion, Knog, Moon, etc...
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Any light with an off switch will work during the day. The sun lights things up so drivers will be able to see you and your light.
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Tried a few, BontrAger flare-r is still my choice, few years on the same light with no issues, it’s got a crazy daytime flash pattern
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Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150 USB is an option.

Sporting an aggressive new design and the most powerful single LED tail light available, the Hotshot Pro™ 150 is engineered from the ground up to stand out in the brightest of daytime hours and at night with intense 150 lumen flashes. Exclusive 2 button design lets you fully adjust the tempo of each flash mode to maximize motorist awareness. Every bit the road cyclist’s tail light, its extra wide beam lens maximizes your presence from afar and a specially treated internal body disperses a radiant glow to keep nearby motorists alert. Get the most out of your ride with up to 210 hours of run time. (patent pending)
150 lumens flashing2 ~ 210 hours run time6 light modes
- Powerful and efficient single LED blasts 150 lumen flashes (90 lm steady)
- Engineered to make you stand out in broad daylight and at night
- Built-in 24/7 Safety Technology® gives you a powerful selection of 6 day and night modes (Steady - Zoom - SteadyPulse® - Triple Flash - DayLightning® - Random Flash)
- Freely adjust the brightness of Steady mode and the flash tempo of the flashing modes with the simple 2 button interface (patent pending)
- SteadyPulse® mode features a steady beam to help motorists gauge their distance while overlapping pulses keeps them alert at night
- DayLightning® mode emits lightning-like flashes to highlight your presence in the brightest of daytime hours
- Zoom mode signals those around you with gentle changes in brightness
- Enhanced Cycling Optics™ expands your presence with an extra wide and long range beam
- Specially treated internal body disperses a radiant glow to keep nearby motorists alert
- USB rechargeable internal battery
- Low battery indicator
- Light mode memory saves the mode you're in before the light is turned off
- Compact, water resistant design weighs only 59 grams
- Seat post and seat stay mounts included
- 2 ~ 210 hours of run time


Edit: Do not use bright flashes at night.

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Originally Posted by Dopefish905
Tried a few, BontrAger flare-r is still my choice, few years on the same light with no issues, it’s got a crazy daytime flash pattern
+ 1. The wide field of visibility, the flash pattern and decent battery life on the Flare R make it my pick.
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Knog has several .. (i went to better 'see by' lights , myself)
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I still find the Planet Bike Superflash one of the most visible daytime tailights on the market, so their Superflash USB would be my first choice.
The Niterider Solas 100 or Sentinel 150 would be tied for a close second.

Edit: Wait, did OP want a front light? Then look at any of the Niterider Lumina series, 650, 750 or higher.

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specialized stix
105 lumens and very sharp light
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cygolite dash front light has a nice flash mode, and solid mode for night time
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I use the 2018 Dinotte Quad Red (200 lumens). I've been told that cars see it well over 1/2 mile away and mistake it for a light from an emergency vehicle. I sometimes receive complaints from drivers and other cyclists that the light is blinding. (That's good. I don't want there to be ANY chance that they didn't see me.)


Dinotte also makes a "daytime only" tail light. I believe it puts out over 400 lumens and can be seen -- in the daytime -- over a mile away. But it uses a separate battery attached by a power cable to the light.


I've been using Dinotte lights for years. They are very bright, offer excellent battery life, and are extremely reliable. I only bought the 2018 version to get a tail light with an incorporated rechargeable battery. All my previous Dinottes had separate battery packs.

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