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Topeak RedLite UFO Rear Bicycle Light
Prepare for lift off! This futuristic tail light has four yellow LEDs plus six red LEDs arranged in a near 360° pattern for visibility from any direction. Choose from constant, blinking or a cool cruising pattern.
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Compatible rear light
by: on: 22-Sep 2010
I bought a Topeak bag a while back and it obscures a rear light I had on my seat stem. This clips in to the bag and it seems to be a bright light. All I can hope is that I'll be seen.
by: on: 19-Nov 2009
Okay...first warning: This thing uses Type N Batteries! Never heard of them? Yeah, most places you buy batteries from haven't either. Radio Shack has them, Amazon has them, but none of my local grocery stores carry them, which means the idea of just picking them up while you do your shopping is out. It requires me to take a special trip to Radio Shack to get them. Rechargeable N batteries exist, but they are even more rare.
Second, when I hit bumps, the light resets...to off. Not the best idea for a bicycle light that I rely on to keep me from getting killed at night. After messing with it, I found it occurred when the shock would momentarily cause the batteries to break contact. I was able to stop this by placing a piece of cardboard on top of the batteries to prevent them from breaking contact, but I shouldn't have to modify a device that costs this much. However, I haven't noticed any other reviews with this problem, so maybe I was just unlucky.
Third, the mounting is disappointing. This was covered by many of the other reviews. Given the fantastic design of the Topeak bike racks, I was intrigued by the idea of a light that was designed to mount directly on the rack, but it doesn't. It's just a piece of plastic that you slide the clip into instead of sliding it onto the trunk bag, so it isn't any more stable than it was on the bag. You also have to remove the reflector to mount it.
Others don't like the brightness of the lights, but I have no complaints there. The yellow lights are useless, but it wasn't my impression that they are there to be seen. I just thought they were there for nerd appeal, for lack of a better term. As such, they are a waste of power.
On the whole, I would not purchase this item knowing what I know now. I expect I will end up replacing it because the rack does come with a part to permanently mount other types of lights, and that's why I originally wanted this light in the first place. Topeak makes great racks and trunk bags, but unfortunately that expertise does not translate into great bicycle lights.
by: on: 23-Jun 2009
i had purchase this redlite a while ago and the batteries are still good.
you have flashing, sweeping, and steady light. i like the sweeping and it alerts better to other motorists that there is a bike so be careful. i also got a natural LED light thatshines brighter than regular light. i enjoy my bike rides now since it is cooler in the late evenings. the ring comes in 2 sizes large and small, they are thick rubber so they can somewhat stretch to attach and stay in place
I am dissapointed enough...
by: on: 15-Jan 2009
This light, was cool at first. I mean, it looks cool and works cool. But, the problem is, the water can easily leak into the light and cause it works in a weird way, which means the waterproof was bad with this light. It will flash itself when the water goes in especially during the rainy day until the battery dead out. Or, the push button on the top of the light can't work well.
Conclusion, unless you have lot of money, don't buy this one and waste your time...I am one of the victim...
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