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Bright, but not so smart
on 7 May 2012
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.