@PlacidPenguin OK, we get 2× lights, but how many CR2032 batteries? The specs say “Uses 2x CR2032 batteries (included)”; so, does each box contain 2× “2× CR2032” batteries? i.e. mathematics says that 2×2=4 CR2032 batteries, right?
this is the kind of stuff you tape to your grandparents when they go for their “walk” after dinner and come back smelling like weed so when they wander into the middle of the street they don’t end up as organic debris.
I love the light across the handlebars, shining right in the rider’s face. I particularly like that it’s blue, which is about the worst for killing night vision. Not exactly what I think of when I think of a “safety” light.
when I was little I was told not to flicker lights because the bulb would wear out faster due to the surge in energy each time it turned on was more than the energy saved when off (of course this was just for flickering, if I was leaving room for a few minutes I should turn off). Why do these last longer if they are flickering? Is it such a different technology that there isn’t a surge in these, or was what I was told and old wives tale or what your parents just said to get you to stop doing something that annoyed them?
This question doesn’t really apply to these, but since a couple folks brought up flashlights, I’m putting it here since not sure where else. Why does search for a bad guy at night with a flashlight make sense? I am thinking of cop movie and thriller movie type situations. It just gives away where you are well enough in advance for the bad guy to avoid you or sneak up behind you or hide better. I know you don’t want to stumble in the dark, but it just bugs me they go in expecting to find the bad guy when their flashlight is marking where they are and where they are going for 50 feet or more before they get there.
@mollama Technology is different today. Most wear and tear of a LED is based on exposure to heat. Earlier LED had cooling issues and ended up failing prematurely. This is why all the SMD LEDs in the early days were low powered. Source from people I knew in the LED business that made commercial LED warehouse lights that used giant cooling fins back in 2010.
@mollama traditional bulbs have little coiled filaments that heat up and create light when they glow versus leds are this little thing that electrons dance around and create light when current goes the correct way so there isn’t an actual filament to break.
I have a couple of Duracell-branded ones similar to this that I got from Costco. I wear them on my arms during my bike commute at night. I like them a lot, I feel like I have fewer close calls per ride with these on. I still almost get splatted regularly though.
I’m thinking of adding a pair of those spurs to my shoes but I can’t see how they attach. The pic just shows them magically sitting on the heel of a sneaker. Does anyone have a pair and can “enlighten” me? (Ya, I went there.)
The Duracell ones have a fabric elastic band which works great as it’s resizable and doesn’t break. But I can’t see how I’d attach those to my bike cleats either. So shoe-based attachments need to be different I guess.
Nope. Its CR2032 quarter-size batteries don’t last long enough. Plenty of cheaper lights use AAA and AA batteries. Get those instead.
In addition, I object to “innovative” lights on bicycles. White headlight. Red taillight (and preferable at least two of them). Your best chance of being properly recognized.
@mellowirishgent – Good to know they’re that cheap. Thanks! For anyone using them, remember that they need to be changed OFTEN.
Usually, when I see a bicyclist at night, his batteries are barely working.
@JohnSchubert Get this John,was 4 day delivery the guy paid $5.67 to mail the package, the stamp is untouched so i can reuse it making my cost 4.6 cents per battery now that’s a deal, used them on some candles i have and they work better then expectations , Happy Holiday
Nice job MEH crazy shit i never heard of so makes a great stocking stuffer for 5 bucks , Thats what im talking about , one more thing Meh my “Mr Beer” is almost ready ( this Sunday) so can you put that back up want to start another brew as soon as i pour this beer into the plastic bottles provided with the kit think i should have at least 6 gallons going at all times ,yes a 6 pack and a potato for breakfast the ole 7 course breakfast ofcourse i’m proud to be Irish that was an excellent deal at $25.00 shipped put me down for 2 more or just charge my card and send me 2 more please !!!