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"That's not a tail light......THIS is a tail light!!"

Old 08-12-19, 01:09 PM
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Engage Ludicrous Speed!


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Old 08-12-19, 03:44 PM
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Inch and a half across!?! Lies! Deception! If it's not at least as big around as a coffee mug, NO DEAL
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Old 08-12-19, 04:15 PM
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Hell, I'm a sucker for gadgets. If it detects braking and flashes, I'm in, I'll just forgo the next 6pk. of beer, $17, why not. KB.
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Old 08-12-19, 11:20 PM
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im not all that worried about a super bright tail light, personally. a car coming up behind me should have its lights on. a good reflector should be plenty for visibility.

now, a brake light and turn signals, that id be down for...
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Old 08-13-19, 03:35 AM
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15 lumens
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Old 08-13-19, 03:47 AM
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✅ SET YOUR OWN LIGHT MODES: 5 light mode options: Strobe(9 hours), Slow Strobe(56 hours), Meteor Flash(14 hours), Windmill Flash(17 hours), Breathing Flash(8 hours). You can switch different modes according to your needs and different occasions to get the best lighting experience
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Old 08-13-19, 04:04 AM
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edit: I found this on Amazon, LOL! It's 4 realz, yo !

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Old 08-13-19, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kcblair View Post
Hell, I'm a sucker for gadgets. If it detects braking and flashes, I'm in, I'll just forgo the next 6pk. of beer, $17, why not. KB.
Because it's only 15 lumens and for a few bucks more you can buy one 10 times brighter.
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Old 08-13-19, 02:24 PM
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Now that's a tail light!
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Old 08-13-19, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
Because it's only 15 lumens and for a few bucks more you can buy one 10 times brighter.
Yes, but does it have the "smart" function, light flashes when you decelerate ? That's what got my attention . KB
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Old 08-13-19, 06:06 PM
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Used to joke about An old morning commute, 13 miles w an elevation loss, Id get so ratcheted up that I felt so fast I was afraid my tires would burst into flames.

but yeah that thing needs to spin!
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Old 08-13-19, 06:57 PM
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15 lumens
Not totally useless, but close.
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Old 08-14-19, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
Used to joke about An old morning commute, 13 miles w an elevation loss, Id get so ratcheted up that I felt so fast I was afraid my tires would burst into flames.

but yeah that thing needs to spin!
I imagine it does in the "windmill" mode

But the Breathing flash mode sounds even more intruiging.
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Old 08-15-19, 10:49 AM
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funny thing is the picture makes it look WAY bigger than the light really is lol...what a crock
LOL... This is what you think you're getting:



And this is what you actually get:

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Old 08-15-19, 10:58 AM
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Not much of a tail lamp
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Old 08-15-19, 12:55 PM
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How much thrust does it produce?
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Old 08-18-19, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kcblair View Post
Yes, but does it have the "smart" function, light flashes when you decelerate ? That's what got my attention . KB
Delta made taillights that glowed brighter when you hit the brakes, that was in the 50s or so, have one.
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Old 08-19-19, 08:28 AM
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Delta made taillights that glowed brighter when you hit the brakes, that was in the 50s or so, have one.
I didn't know they had brake lights on airliners... did the other airlines start using them too?
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Old 08-20-19, 12:10 PM
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I pulled up at a stop light behind a guy running one of these lights this morning. It was...underwhelming.
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Old 08-20-19, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
How much thrust does it produce?
All the way up to ludicrous speed
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Old 09-01-19, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Not much of a tail lamp
That seat was a sample too. Not telling you which kind and shush.
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Because it's only 15 lumens and for a few bucks more you can buy one 10 times brighter.
If you're going to haul beer you had better get a good light.
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
All the way up to ludicrous speed
What does it matter if they exile you on a space station with goofy robots and make you watch bad movies though?
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I didn't know they had brake lights on airliners... did the other airlines start using them too?
Not just the ones with Montgomery Wards radios...
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My bike has a 12v supply for lighting, but i don't use a tail light. This topic makes me want to fit a crazy one. Like a car fog light. Some of the latest LED ones are pretty rad. You could always use a 12v rechargeable li-po battery.
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