LED lights on your bike is more than just being polite on the streets and roads. Safety is the goal.
Light and Motion's products do more than illuminate the bike path or road. They do an outstanding job of making you conspicuous as you commute, train, or just ride for fun. The more powerful the taillight, the more likely you are to be seen by motorists that might be distracted... The Vis 180 Pro is the most powerful taillight in its class, producing up to 150 lumens of obviousness. A red LED element made by CREE is installed in a custom reflector that throws red light at 180 degrees. Amber side marker lights give traffic a heads-up at intersections, too. 150 lumens shouldn't last long, but the rechargable battery will run up to 6 hours (!!) on the highest pulse mode, while the lowest setting will run up to 12 hours. Just the side marker lights can be set to run with a "paceline" mode, keeping your riding buddies from being dazzled while drafting you. Caught in the rain? No big deal since the Vis 180 Pro is waterproof, too. Even the face of the Vis 180 Pro is reflective, making you compliant in communities that demand both reflectors and rear lights after dark. The body of the Vis 180 pro is aluminum instead of conventional plastic, improving durability over the life of the unit. An indicator light displays battery charge levels.
An adjustable and tool-free seatpost bracket and USB recharging cable is included in the purchase of this taillight.
The Bontrager Flare R City rear light is pretty small in your hand, weighing perhaps two ounces. But the power in it is astounding! Installation on a seatpost is tool-free and takes only a few seconds with the elastomer strap. A one-button control allows the user to select one of four modes -flash or steady- to get a driver's attention. With a light output of up to 35 lumens, the Bontrager Flare R City can be seen up to 400 meters away in broad daylight! The flash it produces isn't a boring on-off-on-off, but a jumpy pattern that gets a driver's attention quickly; very useful when it needs to compete with neon advertising and crosswalk signals. Focused optics throw light in a 120 degree angle, keeping the cyclist obvious to drivers that may not be directly behind them. When light conditions change in urban riding situations during the day, the Bontrager Flare R City responds with automatic brightness adjustment. There's even a charge indicator light to avoid surprises when venturing out. If the charge drops below 5%, the Flare R City self-adjusts to a lower output, so as to allow a cyclist to arrive home safely from a long ride.- Day flash: 35LM-8hrs. -Night flash: 35LM-16hrs. Day steady 20LM-3hrs. Night steady 2LM-20hrs.
The Bontrager Flare R City comes with a Quick Connect bracket and micro-USB charging cable.