Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

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Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby Cube Rider » 17 Feb 2019, 4:59pm

I'm interested to hear what fellow members consider to be the brightest rear lights for daytime riding?

The other day I was in my car and noticed two cyclists quite a distance ahead who both had very bright identical flash patten rear lights, unfortunately they took another route before I could reach them to ask what make / model their lights were.

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby mjr » 17 Feb 2019, 7:01pm

You cannot compete with the low winter sun (at least not without doing something illegal like strobing or dazzling) so it's usually better to maximise the contrast of your silhouette by leaving the lights off.
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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby Ellieb » 17 Feb 2019, 9:07pm

Exposure TraceR are pretty bright and show a constant light with a brighter flash

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby thelawnet » 17 Feb 2019, 9:39pm

Try the Lezyne Zekto Drive Max.

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby David Cox » 17 Feb 2019, 10:02pm

I use Bontrager Flare which had good reviews. Fellow cyclist chased me down this week just to find out what it was.

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby Valbrona » 18 Feb 2019, 4:49am

I was also going to mention Bontrager Flare.
I should coco.

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby Cube Rider » 18 Feb 2019, 8:46am

Several members have mentioned / recommended Bontrager Flare but from where can you buy them? A Google search shows mainly USA companies are the made in the US?

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby David Cox » 18 Feb 2019, 2:30pm

I got mine from Red Kite Cycles in Shirley West Mids They have webpage

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby Cube Rider » 18 Feb 2019, 3:18pm

Just ordered one from Sigma sport £28.00 + £1.99 P&P

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby TrevA » 18 Feb 2019, 3:19pm

The Four4th Scorpion is what many time trialists use. Can be seen from a mile away.

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby De Sisti » 18 Feb 2019, 5:42pm

Cube Rider wrote:I'm interested to hear what fellow members consider to be the brightest rear lights for daytime riding?

The other day I was in my car and noticed two cyclists quite a distance ahead who both had very bright identical flash patten rear lights, unfortunately they took another route before I could reach them to ask what make / model their lights were.

Dinotte Daytime 400R. Be aware, you will still have motorists skimming past your elbow
if they're deterined to get past you and into the gap ahead. :x

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby mig » 18 Feb 2019, 10:10pm

De Sisti wrote:
Cube Rider wrote:I'm interested to hear what fellow members consider to be the brightest rear lights for daytime riding?

The other day I was in my car and noticed two cyclists quite a distance ahead who both had very bright identical flash patten rear lights, unfortunately they took another route before I could reach them to ask what make / model their lights were.

Dinotte Daytime 400R. Be aware, you will still have motorists skimming past your elbow
if they're deterined to get past you and into the gap ahead. :x


£222.53...!! :shock:

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby CyclingGuy » 18 Feb 2019, 10:15pm

I have a couple of sets of See.Sense Ace lights and swear by them.
Read about my adventures on the British Cycle Quest at: http://www.quest.nwarwick.co.uk

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby markjohnobrien » 19 Feb 2019, 8:25pm

mig wrote:
De Sisti wrote:
Cube Rider wrote:I'm interested to hear what fellow members consider to be the brightest rear lights for daytime riding?

The other day I was in my car and noticed two cyclists quite a distance ahead who both had very bright identical flash patten rear lights, unfortunately they took another route before I could reach them to ask what make / model their lights were.

Dinotte Daytime 400R. Be aware, you will still have motorists skimming past your elbow
if they're deterined to get past you and into the gap ahead. :x


£222.53...!! :shock:


I agree with De Sisti - brilliant light: I own one.

I also agree with Mig- as it is rather expensive - but what price your life?

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Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Postby markjohnobrien » 19 Feb 2019, 8:27pm

CyclingGuy wrote:I have a couple of sets of See.Sense Ace lights and swear by them.


V nice lights as well: have Ace2 on Kickstarter discount preorder - not as bright as the Dinotte but a lot cheaper.