Fibre Flare Rear Light -
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- Visible over 300 metres.
- Up to 20 times more illuminated surface area than regular rear lights.
- 75hrs burn time (flashing mode) using 2 x AAA batteries.
- Silicone slings for frame attachment are included.
- 180Ã¸ + visability.
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The Fibre Flare Rear Light uses the latest super-bright fibre-optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seatposts, chainstays, bags or clothing. It includes steady and blinking functions in the world's fully omni-directional bicycle light.Features:Visible over 300 metresUp to 20 times more illuminated surface area than regular rear lights75hrs burn time (flashing mode)Silicone slings for frame attachment are included180 + visabilityLength: 292mm2x AAA batteries
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One word of caution...if you use them in the wet some damp can work its way inside the rubbers at the ends, not a problem if you pull the rubber back and leave somewhere to air a bit after use. Not had one fail while out...but I live in a country area with very few street lights..so like to have two on the bike just in case.
For anyone interested on the front I use a 'Fusion Speed Led' (Mine is the previous version but very similar) from Full-Beam, Scottish company ....expensive but an incredible front light...I'd been through a few standard front lights and they weren't giving out enough light for riding at speed on dark (and of course pott holed) roads and lanes..the fusion is comparable to a motorcycle headlight, and the second level (5 hours burn time) is always good enough, as I said..a bit painful paying for it initially, but been using it two years and would buy again..changes night riding completely.
There is something rather odd going on with the description though - a big selling point seems to be the flexibility, yet the light ships with a sticker on it saying "do not bend". Hmm... So I ignored the sticker and bent mine into almost a "u" shape when I fitted it, and it still works fine. Don't expect to be able to twist it around as you fancy though, I'd guess a "u" shape would be about as extreme as it'll go (plus there's a wire along the length of the light which pops out of its housing unless you bend in the right direction (and I'm guessing may even snap if you attempted to put it on the outside of a bend)).
The switch is a bit fiddly, and lacks a positive feel, so if you're switching it on or off by touch it's near-impossible to tell whether you've managed to do so without a visual check.
Not sure I'd rely on it as my only back light, it's nowhere as bright as a 1W LED, or even the regular cateye lights. The wider angle of visibility that a bit of cunning placement gives is its top feature, and it's that wide angle which gets it 4 stars.
It has a solid, quality feel so far, and is easy to attach to the bike. Mine is on the seat post behind the saddle. My colleague prefers not to use these on their own, and she may be right. Either way, in the dark the Fibre Flare is very very visible as a secondary safety light.
As the marketing for the product indicates, it is visible from the sides as well as the back, which I suppose is a plus. The attraction for me though is that it is so distinctive. Obviously there is no way of knowing for sure, but one almost gets the feeling that drivers do a bit of a double take - thus their mind is focused on you, and then hopefully on avoiding you. Certainly in the short time I've had this I've been getting wide passes.
With this flashing away on your seat post, there can be none of this 'he should have proper lights, I'm going to pass close to him to teach him a lesson' business, which I suspect is how some drivers think. Paranoid? Maybe, but whatever the thought process, there can be little doubt about visibility with a red pole of light flashing away for all to see.
Only had it for a few weeks so will update if any changes.
I have bought many of these from a variety of places and have, over the space of some time, used these in heavy rain, caked them in mud and treated them quite roughly. Lost a few which turned up nearly a year later and still worked with the batteries they'd been hiding with. They've been on road bikes, mountain bikes and backpacks, been flicked off my packs when caught on doors, trodden on etc etc etc.
Only two have let me down for different reasons; one had the plastic clips snapped off the back by a family member who didn't have the same consideration for my prize possessions in the garage. Don't even know how as I've never managed to break one this way?! The second was where the fibre optic came away from one of the end pieces after being caught on something and now repeatedly falls out... Remedied with some glue!
I have various different ones; long, short, front, back, battery, USB. None have let me down at all. I particularly like four long ones on my rucksack, hanging down and flashing so cars give me a wide berth (very easy to fit on military (Molle) back packs).
The reason I have such a variety is that I was stumped trying to figure out where to put lights on my bikepacking set up when there were bags strapped everywhere! These lights can go anywhere!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have been using this on my Recumbent Trike from day bought and it's great so others can see me. If they are around if and when this one breaks down I shall be buying ageing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Knight
Cool little light up tube. I clip it onto my rucksack but it comes with a couple of adaptors so you could clip it to your bike or tent pole or whatever. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Matthew Shepherd
Have this 6 months or so tried to turn it on nothing happened. Tried changing batteries nothing working, and its been on my road bike so no knocks and i havent taking it out in... Read morePublished 19 months ago by plee0001
Lights up my world, a really clever design and certainly I'm more visable for it.Published 22 months ago by Mr S.
product exellent, light and quality are perfect. But the product is expensive.Published 22 months ago by Di Carlo Davide
I've a couple of these. One fitted around the back of my mountain bike helmet and the other fitted along the chain stay on my road bike. A bit pricey though.Published 22 months ago by Smifffy
If you own a bike and ride from dusk onwards then you SHOULD own one of these. Great little light that will make sure your seen from all angles not just directly behind you. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Paul