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Bright, but not so smart,
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This review is from: Smart Lunar 35 Lux Front Light with 1/2 Watt Rear (Sports)
These lights, as long as they're kept dry are very bright indeed. The batteries last quite a while too and the various flashing and steady modes offer a lighting style to suit most riders.
Here's the problem though....they can't be trusted in wet conditions. After one outing in a bit of a downpour, both lights had condensation inside. This prevented the rear light from being turned off and was stuck on blinking mode until it dryed out. The only way to turn it off was to remove the batteries. It's still going but thankfully, I have a backup rear light just in case. The front light is a whole different story. The whole lens comaprtment has the same condensation, but this renders the light completely useless. I got home from an evening ride in pitch black to discover that the light wasn't even on. The switch was buggered. It can't be trusted to stay lit and even getting it on was tricky. The light has now failed completely. It cannot be air dryed as the light compartment is sealed.
Will I buy another? Nope. I live in the UK and lights that cant run in a bit of rain are useless.
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Initial post: 8 Jan 2013 20:07:02 GMT
Homer Simpson says:
buddy this happned to me too i have a different front light but the same backlight i was cycling in light drizzle but very wet on the roads as it has rained ealier and i try to turn it off but i can't =( im trying your methord of dyring it out before i go any futher i can see rain has got in and has corroded the battery compartment so im not sure whats likley to happen. thats alot for that tip =) ive got my fingers crossed it comes back to live
Posted on 14 Jan 2013 15:40:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jan 2013 15:42:55 GMT
M C says:
just thought I would add on the alternative side, I've been using these daily since the change back to GMT this year (so about 3 months) including in fairly heavy rain and not had any condensation or failure. I also accidentally poured a whole load of water over the light when I turned my bike upside-down and decided to do a bit of cleaning while I was there. I'd forgotten to take the light off and while it was pretty much drenched for a good 5 or 6 minutes (and scratched :(), it worked immediately and continues to work without any problems.
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