Phantom light switcher-onner

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by thefollen, 2 Aug 2012.

  1. thefollen

    thefollen Über Member

    Location:
    Balham/Tooting Bec
    Commute: Great Queen St (Holborn/Cov Garden) -> Tooting Bec Common

    On Tuesday's commute back, I left work without the light on my backpack on. When I arrived home and took the pack off, it was on and blinking away!

    It was daylight all the way home (if you're wondering).

    Made me laugh. Did somebody cheekily switch my light on whilst stopped at lights? Is this a gag amongst commuter cyclists? Or are my catseyes possessed??
     
  2. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    Have you got the light wet lately? One of my rear lights won't turn off since a soaking about a month ago. I still use it, just turn one of the batteries around when I want it to be off.
     
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    thefollen

    thefollen Über Member

    Location:
    Balham/Tooting Bec
    It gets a little soggy on occasion- haven't found it to affect its function however. Guess the plastic's quite resilient. I reckon your light issue isn't moisture related, just the light phantom works in mysterious ways!
     
  4. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    Nope mine is definitely moisture related. Rear lights are notoriously susceptible to this cos of the position over the rear wheel.
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I was about to suggest the same. IME, water gets in and causes the light to switch on. Had this problem with a Smart rear light. I guess the rubber 'gasket' thing was beginning to wear. Vaseline was the answer!
     
  6. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    That's funny, as I noticed a guy didn't have his light on when traveling through clapham on tuesday. I turned it on for him.

    I didn't really
     
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    thefollen

    thefollen Über Member

    Location:
    Balham/Tooting Bec
    Are you claiming to be the light phantom? I need camera evidence :P
     
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