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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
meets my needs – 3-Mode 5-LED White + Red Bike Safety Light - Black (3 x AAA) Reviews

posted by klz88 on 09/10/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
- has the functions it advertises (always on, one second strobe with 50% duty cycle and a fast strobe cycling all leds including red ones) - has lateral redlight (on each side one red smd led, not powerful but still visible) - the white light from the five LED's is combined and focused in one circle of light at 2 meters plus - hangs on tight to my crowbar - quality made is ok. can't complain. the rubber coating gives a strong feeling of protection from dirt and impacts.
Cons:
- the five LED's from the front are not so powerful, but they still emit and acceptable light. I compared it with a friend with one bulb headlight and it didn't even get near to the brightness of his bike headlight. - the power on and switch modes push button is very hard to work with. I always need to concentrate and look where it is to push it, but acceptable. - might fall downwards because of it gravity center if it doesn't stick well to the bar.
Other:
- contains a plastic white housing underneath the rubber coating. The LED are held tight together by a transparent plastic which is also used as focusing lens. - on my item, the batteries where included. they are the cheapest ones and might not last long, but still. It was plug and play. - can be mounted on the back, but i think it was thought to be mounted on the front. If mounted in the back it will not be at a 90 degrees angle and only the back wheel will be lit. Also you will throw away the lateral red lighting functionality. - can be mounted on the arcade of the suspension. Worked fine for me like this, and it looked very cool, but it is not theft proof. - it's a very good acquisition, considering that the fine for not having it starts at 30 dollars. - i haven't checked its waterproofing yet, but seems very assuring.
Bottomline:
- i'm very pleased with it. I managed to mount it in the middle of the crowbar (thus removing it would require to dismantle the bar - easy theft proof)

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