5 LED/twin laser bike lane rear bike light £1.31 @ Ali Express / Braversroad OutdoorSport Store
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5 LED/twin laser bike lane rear bike light £1.31 @ Ali Express / Braversroad OutdoorSport Store

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Found 9th Jan
Cheap and effective rear bike light with 5 LEDs and laser spacing guidance for other road users.

Flashing and non-flashing modes for both LEDs and laser lanes!
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Hut at this price. Personally I think the lanes are a gimmick
Ali Express support counterfeiting and it's all junk poorly made in China. Avoid at all costs, cooling added.
It says it has a battery....any ideas of the size.....??
I got these in the £ shop. 2x AAA batteries needed.
It's cheap and the mount is made of a cheap plastic.
Only good if you are weekend cyclist
Cheap rubbish mine lasted less than a week
Mine lasted a day. Battery cover fell off.
1- You can get this for about $1 if you search better on Ali
2- It's utter garbage, well the light output is ok- however the build quality is just awful awful awful, I bought 2 , something broke on both of them within a couple of days.

3. Spend about $5 more and get an actually NICE lamp from Ali, such as this
aliexpress.com/ite…B=0


its BRRRIIIIGHT AS F , lasts a long time, very very good build quality and is USB rechargable , Infact you can find the same Lamp for around 35-40pounds in UK - Just rebranded with one of the stupid rip-off names..
I have one of these. Quality is OK. Certainly worth this price. Ignore the laser thing. It's just a gimmick though the kids like it.
I'd avoid one of these at all costs. There are better quality, cheaper, brighter rear lights from China. Ignore the hype for the laser function. It only marks around 2ft either side of your bike. At best it will simply encourage drivers to overtake more closely than is safe.
Edited by: "bpletts" 9th Jan
Fed up with the flashing/too bright LEDs from bikers already..yet another annoying one..my goodness..
kkthomask2 h, 50 m ago

Fed up with the flashing/too bright LEDs from bikers already..yet another …Fed up with the flashing/too bright LEDs from bikers already..yet another annoying one..my goodness..



I know, us terrible cyclists trying to avoid being squashed by all the drivers busy on their mobiles, its disgusting.
I had one like this a few years ago. Cars can't really see the laser projected 'cycle lane' so pretty useless. Just get a reliable USB rechargeable light.
dadazza7 h, 8 m ago

I know, us terrible cyclists trying to avoid being squashed by all the …I know, us terrible cyclists trying to avoid being squashed by all the drivers busy on their mobiles, its disgusting.


There is one thing being seen but self preservation tells me that blinding vehicle coming towards me from either direction is also not the wisest of ideas. This light is only 100 lumens and is described as bright as F. How many of us see lights rated 3 to 5K lumens that really do not belong on the road but purely where they were designed to be used for night time trailing?
Zimmy4 h, 42 m ago

I had one like this a few years ago. Cars can't really see the laser …I had one like this a few years ago. Cars can't really see the laser projected 'cycle lane' so pretty useless. Just get a reliable USB rechargeable light.



As you are proving YMMV - but in my experience with these there are certain points in my commute (specifically bends with parked cars) I feel I gain a few inches as drivers (deliberately or subconsciously) follow the lines taking a wider route.

Agree on rechargeable usb's too but would say more the merrier (with contingency) although would also recommend a small helmet one too as having had the biggest impact when approaching side roads with cars parked up obscuring your visibility on cars wanting to pull out, they see you much sooner having a light above the roof line. Just no need to be too powerful on the roads.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 10th Jan
Bertz9910th Jan

There is one thing being seen but self preservation tells me that blinding …There is one thing being seen but self preservation tells me that blinding vehicle coming towards me from either direction is also not the wisest of ideas. This light is only 100 lumens and is described as bright as F. How many of us see lights rated 3 to 5K lumens that really do not belong on the road but purely where they were designed to be used for night time trailing?


I agree. As a regular cycle commuter and driver, some of these rear lights are so bright that the driver has to look away from you while approaching to overtake, how can that be safe?!
I have a very bright front light for riding in dark country lanes, but I always switch it to a lower brightness mode when I get into street lights. I also have a small flashing helmet light, but I would never mount a bright light on there unless I was riding off road.
Bertz9910th Jan

There is one thing being seen but self preservation tells me that blinding …There is one thing being seen but self preservation tells me that blinding vehicle coming towards me from either direction is also not the wisest of ideas. This light is only 100 lumens and is described as bright as F. How many of us see lights rated 3 to 5K lumens that really do not belong on the road but purely where they were designed to be used for night time trailing?


For me it's the angle. I've seen folk in the city with the equivalent of a good maglight on their bike pointed straight forward. Great! You'll see the brick wall ahead but not a pothole, and you'll blind everyone in the process even though your light isn't that bright.
I actually quite like these. Especially the cylon LED mode. I think the lasers probably do add to the cycle's visibility but agree the mounting is a bit weak.
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