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Planet Bike Blaze 1-Watt Headlight and Superflash Taillight Combination Bicycle Light Set
By: Planet Bike
Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 5" Height: 2"
In our quest to develop the ultimate light set, we have partnered our two best lights into the Blaze 1w & Superflash light set (#3047). Both lights are super bright and have the Superflash blink to help cyclists stay safe whether commuting or out on a training ride.
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Great lights for city commuting
by: on: 09-Oct 2010
I use these lights for my commute which can start as early as 5AM and end as late as 8PM. My route is mostly roads with streetlights but there are a few shortcuts i take that arent so well lit.
The headlight is great. A tight beam that can spot a pothole or nail in the road in time with enough flood spill over to light the road around me. The strobe is amazing on this light! You will be seen by drivers with this pointed down the road. When it reflects off street signs it looks like the cops are rolling up.
The tail light is great. The brightest I've seen with a strobe that means business to oncoming drivers. Worth every penny.
Great Set, if it meets your exact needs.
by: on: 14-Sep 2010
I purchased this set over much deliberation on different brands/styles, etc. Planet bike came highly recommended especially on the superflash tail light, everyone raves about it. Now I know why, it's great! It has 3 options, flashing red, on(red) or off, it's easy to turn on/off. Do not attach this to your seat bag, it's not secure and many have lost it that way. I also don't feel cars would be able to see you as well since it may not be pointing directly at them and can linger downwards. I attached mine to the seat tube under my bag, it took >5min, easy. I use it on flashing mode as i believe it's the most noticeable of all. I ride in complete darkness for about 1 hr or so in the mornings.
Now for the Blaze 1 headlight review: I love it! It was easy to put on also, just make sure it's on tight enough BEFORE you attach your light, again, many people have lost theirs this way if it wasn't on tight and they didn't hear the click. IT has 3 versions, each touch of the button upfront gets a new look, first is low light, 2nd is high, and 3rd is flash. I felt this combo best suited my needs for the following reasons. I ride on main streets that are lit well (early in the dark) so I mostly use it on flash mode so that I can be seen, so far so good, cars certainly notice. I can see the reflection from blocks away off of street signs. However, some streets are poorly lit if at all on my route, I had to point the blaze downwards to the ground in order to see where I was going, even then you can't really go much faster than say 14-15mph unless you want to risk hitting something you can't see. On the other hand on pretty well lit streets with this on flash I can go 18mph+, I ride a road bike and it's easy to get up there in speeds. All in all, it's PERFECT for me, but you have to consider your own situation. If you are someone who will mostly be riding in pure darkness, then either ride real slow OR you will find yourself staring at the ground the whole time. I think it's a great value for the $$. used it 4x so far on rides 20miles+. Great for me!
by: on: 30-Aug 2010
Overall, a Great light set.
Incredibly bright - bright enough to use as a "seeing" light in addition to a "be seen" light.
Superflash mode gets attention.
Runs on standard (rechargeable) batteries.
Adequate battery life.
Good mount, easy to install and remove.
Good value for the money.
Narrow-ish beam. Hard to see from the side. (Other lights have a much wider spread.)
Too bright to use in high pedestrian areas. (This is a street light, for cars. Don't use it on the sidewalk.)
well priced and super visible
by: on: 26-Jul 2010
I have been using various Planet Bike lights for the past 6 years and they keep getting better and better. Everyone should have a superflash taillight, they are even really helpful on cloudy or rainy days. I often wish that I had a crap load of money so that I could just buy hundreds of these taillights and then just give them to idiots riding around at night with no lights on. The 1-watt headlight is quite a bit bigger then the previous 5-LED model, which I don't like but it is really bright and it seems to be of a higher quality then the previous models. It still isn't bright enough to use as a light to find your way, but it is an excellent light which allows cars to see you and the superflash setting is very noticeable to cars. Personally I think that these types of "see me" lights should always be in a flashing mode. Also the cam locking mount on the front is the best mount I have seen yet for this kind of application.
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