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Adamskiodp
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Reflector light

Postby Adamskiodp » 9 Jan 2019, 1:52pm

Hi folks :D

Any recommendations for a rear light/reflector combo that will attach to the plate on a pannier rack in place of the reflector (see photos)? Preferably ones that will clip on/off and have USB charging.

Thanks

(UK shops only)

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Re: Reflector light

Postby mjr » 9 Jan 2019, 2:16pm

Someone in the UK probably sells the Axa Riff Steady.

Bigger branches of the Range have had two Dutch rear lights recently. The retro one is OK and the modern looking one is pretty good. Replaceable AAAs but they last for ages between charges.

All rack mounted with reflectors.
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Re: Reflector light

Postby thelawnet » 9 Jan 2019, 2:20pm

This is what you are looking for

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busch-M%C3%BCl ... B06XKZX5FM

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Note that it is designed for 50mm or 80mm spacing. Do check your rack some are possibly 100mm.

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Re: Reflector light

Postby andrew_s » 9 Jan 2019, 2:29pm

That must be new
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Re: Reflector light

Postby Valbrona » 10 Jan 2019, 5:31am

Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting/bu ... o-fitting/
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Re: Reflector light

Postby [XAP]Bob » 10 Jan 2019, 3:58pm

Or even a dynamo ;)
Then it could last forever (for certain definitions of forever)
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Re: Reflector light

Postby andrew_s » 10 Jan 2019, 5:40pm

Valbrona wrote:Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use.

There are an awful lot of people riding round with AA-powered rear lights with several years old batteries that are very dim indeed.

They turn them off when standing above or in front of the light where the dimness isn't obvious, and when they come to turn it on, that batteries have had a rest so the light's bright for the first minute or two, and they think it's OK because it looks it.
At least with built-in rechargeables, you know you've got to charge it every few days and check the brightness properly.

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Re: Reflector light

Postby Valbrona » 11 Jan 2019, 12:15am

andrew_s wrote:
Valbrona wrote:Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use.

There are an awful lot of people riding round with AA-powered rear lights with several years old batteries that are very dim indeed.

They turn them off when standing above or in front of the light where the dimness isn't obvious, and when they come to turn it on, that batteries have had a rest so the light's bright for the first minute or two, and they think it's OK because it looks it.
At least with built-in rechargeables, you know you've got to charge it every few days and check the brightness properly.


That many I don't seem to have ever seen one.

My B+M Toplight Permanent has a built in indicator to show when battery life is low.
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Re: Reflector light

Postby thelawnet » 11 Jan 2019, 1:29am

Valbrona wrote:Why on earth bother clipping on and off for charging? These type of lights typically take 2 x AA batteries and last for several years with regular use.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting/bu ... o-fitting/


Several years? Maybe if you don't go out after dark.