Best rear light

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Archie, 19 Dec 2007.

  1. Archie

    Archie Errrr.....

    OK then people, who has a recommendation for the best rear light?

    I had a CatEye TL-LD1000 which was pretty good at burning the retina of any following motorists - even my mate remarked on how bright it looked. Unfortunately some bar-steward nicked it so it needs replacing. I've been running a much cheaper LED which I was intending to get anyway as backup, but need something which will work on dark country lanes.

    Do I go with another TL-LD1000/1100 or does someone have a better idea?

  2. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Smart 1/2 watt Superflash.
    About £12 and far brighter than the Cateye LD 1000 that Baggy runs. Just the best rear light ever and with an army of fans (I bet I'm not the last to mention it on this thread). Just don't look straight at it when you switch on....:becool::becool:
  3. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Yay! :becool:
    I bought one on account of riding behind Andy Gates and being staggered at how bright and visible it is. The side visibility is excellent too.
  4. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    I use an LD 600 and an LD610, both do a good job. But as Chuffy said the smart seems to be the brightest of all lights and a good cheap price as well.
  5. CarnageAX

    CarnageAX New Member

    Lancashire, UK
    I just got a Cateye TL LD610 the other day and am very pleased with it, probably about twice as bright as my last one.

    Be seen to stay clean.

    I run that constant on and have a 'flasher' on my back to really attract some attention.
  6. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
  7. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Smart superflash ... not fiddley to fix on either.... and doesn't seem to accidently switch on in my pannier either.
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    I use a Grandmaster Flash which although effective is occassionally annoying and difficult to switch off:

    grand master flash
  9. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I hope that as someone attempts a dodgy overtake, the light shouts "Don't Do it!"
  10. squeaker

    squeaker Über Member

    Cheaper at ChainReaction

    My choice for an economic flasher too. But if you are after a big panel of steady light, then use the Cateye TL LD1100.
  11. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I was following a guy with one of those this Wednesday - bloody knackering - the thing hurts your eyes so much that you have to keep overtaking :/
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    got the cateye with the two rows that work independently on the seat post, one solid, one flashing and one doing a pattern

    and just got the smart flash for the outer corner of the rack to add some width, running it on steady, it certainly is bright

    with the Night Vision jacket i think I'm doing my bit

    since I started riding with the jacket and the pannier on the right I unquestionably get lots more width from traffic and people pulling out and peds really do see me coming

    it's nice
  13. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    Good if you're into cycling down the White Lines
  14. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    It might help stop people pushing you when you're close to the edge.
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