LifeLine Aero Beam 25 Lumen Rear Light - £11.99 @ Wiggle
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LifeLine Aero Beam 25 Lumen Rear Light - £11.99 @ Wiggle

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Found 2nd Jan
I have been looking for a decent back light for my road bike to use during the day and although there are some with monster brightness (100 lumen etc) this seems good and from the reviews on the site seems it will do the job well and FREE delivery

Maybe get some powerbar tablets for your water bottle at half price while you are on

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Top Features of the LifeLine Aero Beam 25 Lumen Rear Light
25 Lumen Max Output5 Modes: High Beam / Low Beam / Fast Flash / Slow Flash / PulseUSB ChargingRechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer BatteryLow battery and fully charge indicatorsRear and Side VisibilityEasy InstallationWater resistantSupplied with USB charging cableSilicon strap mounts to any seatpost profile or diameter

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Wychcraft2 m ago

I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has …I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has epilepsy and they cause so many issues when she is a passenger in the car.I think the police should start enforcing the law that requires a steady light not a disco light.



That is unfortunate and very hard for your wife but the idea is to make cyclists stand out as much as possible were a steady light especially the one small one on a bike can be overlooked. SHe must also have loads of problems with emergency lights etc..... must be awful
Wychcraft1 h, 35 m ago

I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has …I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has epilepsy and they cause so many issues when she is a passenger in the car.I think the police should start enforcing the law that requires a steady light not a disco light.


I feel for your wife, but despite many of the comments here, flashing light both front and rear ARE LEGAL on a bike. There are some rules of the frequency of flashing, but if they are sold in the UK, you can probably bet that all modes are legal.

I actually subscribe to the school of thought that steady pulse is best. Many studies say that flashing lights reduce the drivers depth perception and therefore mean they can't tell their closing speed to the cyclist. However flashing means that attention is drawn, which is important. Many lights now have a pulse which is best of both worlds. I run 2 lights, one flash, one steady.
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looks like the 45p one I just had delivered by Gearbest which works as a rear light and doesn't dazzle people like a fog light.
Edited by: "nougat" 2nd Jan
I've got this. It's a decent light.
I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has epilepsy and they cause so many issues when she is a passenger in the car.

I think the police should start enforcing the law that requires a steady light not a disco light.
Wychcraft2 m ago

I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has …I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has epilepsy and they cause so many issues when she is a passenger in the car.I think the police should start enforcing the law that requires a steady light not a disco light.



That is unfortunate and very hard for your wife but the idea is to make cyclists stand out as much as possible were a steady light especially the one small one on a bike can be overlooked. SHe must also have loads of problems with emergency lights etc..... must be awful
Wychcraft6 m ago

I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has …I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has epilepsy and they cause so many issues when she is a passenger in the car.I think the police should start enforcing the law that requires a steady light not a disco light.

Has she tried closing her eyes ?
The.Crew.Designs12 m ago

That is unfortunate and very hard for your wife but the idea is to make …That is unfortunate and very hard for your wife but the idea is to make cyclists stand out as much as possible were a steady light especially the one small one on a bike can be overlooked. SHe must also have loads of problems with emergency lights etc..... must be awful


You would fail your mot on a moped if you had a flashing back light, most of which are likely to be dimmer than this light. The legal requirement often neglected by cyclists are the front and rear reflectors and amber pedal reflectors which identify a cyclist in the dark much better than a bright light.
The.Crew.Designs13 m ago

That is unfortunate and very hard for your wife but the idea is to make …That is unfortunate and very hard for your wife but the idea is to make cyclists stand out as much as possible were a steady light especially the one small one on a bike can be overlooked. SHe must also have loads of problems with emergency lights etc..... must be awful


Yes, they all do affect her but more often than not you will hear an emergency vehicle before you see it so you can get some warning.

As a cyclist years ago I do understand that you do need to be as visible as possible, but some of the 'modern' LED lights are just over the top. We take measure to help my wife, but these need lights regulating (for example, the rate at which car indicators flash are set to within certain tolerances).
kramer208811 m ago

Has she tried closing her eyes ?


Genius. Never thought of that.
Wychcraft27 m ago

I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has …I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has epilepsy and they cause so many issues when she is a passenger in the car.I think the police should start enforcing the law that requires a steady light not a disco light.


I agree with flashing and pulsing lights and you won't change my mind on that but even as a cyclist I agree strobe style flashing shouldn't be aloud,
Flashing lights are illegal (other than our emergency services) but not enforced by the police, yes cyclists need to be seen but temporarily causing a motorist to have difficulty seeing could lead to an accident whilst using the flashing mode and may lead to a cyclist prosecution - yes I am a cyclist
Wychcraft29 m ago

Yes, they all do affect her but more often than not you will hear an …Yes, they all do affect her but more often than not you will hear an emergency vehicle before you see it so you can get some warning.As a cyclist years ago I do understand that you do need to be as visible as possible, but some of the 'modern' LED lights are just over the top. We take measure to help my wife, but these need lights regulating (for example, the rate at which car indicators flash are set to within certain tolerances).



If the flashing were restricted to a maximum repeat frequency would that solve/ease the problem?
i get rear flashing lights as you are trying to draw attention to the drivers that I am a bike and not a small light in the distance on something else.
But I do not get front flashing strobe type lights. How the heck does the cyclist see?
I have a front LED light on steadily - quite bright too but angled correctly so as not to dazzle drivers in their rear view mirrors as well.

Who remembers dynamo lights?????? Now that's when were taking risks you wouldn't today.......
Pcw14846 m ago

Flashing lights are illegal (other than our emergency services) but not …Flashing lights are illegal (other than our emergency services) but not enforced by the police, yes cyclists need to be seen but temporarily causing a motorist to have difficulty seeing could lead to an accident whilst using the flashing mode and may lead to a cyclist prosecution - yes I am a cyclist


You may be a cyclist but you are also an idiot with comment like that....FACT CHECK.....

"You can use only flashing lights front and rear, as long as they are both capable of emitting at least four candela (a unit of light intensity, comfortably exceeded by modern lights), and provided it flashes between 60 and 240 times per minute (1–4Hz)."



The jury is still out on whether it’s safer to run flashing or steady lights, so the safest thing (for the cyclist) to do is run both, perhaps using a helmet-mounted light for the rear flashing LED.
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 2nd Jan
Wychcraft1 h, 35 m ago

I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has …I wish they would ban these lights that can act like strobes. My wife has epilepsy and they cause so many issues when she is a passenger in the car.I think the police should start enforcing the law that requires a steady light not a disco light.


I feel for your wife, but despite many of the comments here, flashing light both front and rear ARE LEGAL on a bike. There are some rules of the frequency of flashing, but if they are sold in the UK, you can probably bet that all modes are legal.

I actually subscribe to the school of thought that steady pulse is best. Many studies say that flashing lights reduce the drivers depth perception and therefore mean they can't tell their closing speed to the cyclist. However flashing means that attention is drawn, which is important. Many lights now have a pulse which is best of both worlds. I run 2 lights, one flash, one steady.
afroylnt50 m ago

If the flashing were restricted to a maximum repeat frequency would that …If the flashing were restricted to a maximum repeat frequency would that solve/ease the problem?


I think I read that in a lot of cases the frequency being below 4Hz helps.

In the case of my wife it's more about the intensity that triggers her seizures, lower powered lights hurt but high power will bring on a grand mal.
gr8t155 m ago

i get rear flashing lights as you are trying to draw attention to the …i get rear flashing lights as you are trying to draw attention to the drivers that I am a bike and not a small light in the distance on something else.But I do not get front flashing strobe type lights. How the heck does the cyclist see?I have a front LED light on steadily - quite bright too but angled correctly so as not to dazzle drivers in their rear view mirrors as well.Who remembers dynamo lights?????? Now that's when were taking risks you wouldn't today.......


A flashing front light isn't so the cyclist can see its so people can see them. Yes the rear is most important for being seen in most out of town scenarios, but in town a front light is just as important.

Have you ever had a motorist pull out of a junction on you when you are tanking it along at 20mph? I have, lots of times and once i hit the car ant went over it. In this scenario, its the front light that needs to draw attention. Flashing will draw the attention more than a solid light, especially as now all new cars have day time running lights
Wychcraft10 m ago

I think I read that in a lot of cases the frequency being below 4Hz helps. …I think I read that in a lot of cases the frequency being below 4Hz helps. In the case of my wife it's more about the intensity that triggers her seizures, lower powered lights hurt but high power will bring on a grand mal.


Only lights flashing between 60 and 240 times per minute (1–4Hz) are permitted and therefore sold in the UK, so this light is fine then! EDIT: should not be as bad
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 2nd Jan
trickytree198414 m ago

Only lights flashing between 60 and 240 times per minute (1–4Hz) are p …Only lights flashing between 60 and 240 times per minute (1–4Hz) are permitted and therefore sold in the UK, so this light is fine then! EDIT: should not be as bad


I can't say for sure where some of the ones I have seen have been purchased, but they are way way outside of those specifications. Same old story I suppose where the few irisponsible people give a bad name to the majority.
trickytree19844 h, 15 m ago

A flashing front light isn't so the cyclist can see its so people can see …A flashing front light isn't so the cyclist can see its so people can see them. Yes the rear is most important for being seen in most out of town scenarios, but in town a front light is just as important. Have you ever had a motorist pull out of a junction on you when you are tanking it along at 20mph? I have, lots of times and once i hit the car ant went over it. In this scenario, its the front light that needs to draw attention. Flashing will draw the attention more than a solid light, especially as now all new cars have day time running lights


I live in Cumbria and commute to work most days on unlit roads. It's this scenario I meant. I don't know how the cyclist sees where they're going. I think my one bright always on LED seems a better option. But that's just me I suppose.
gr8t119 m ago

I live in Cumbria and commute to work most days on unlit roads. It's this …I live in Cumbria and commute to work most days on unlit roads. It's this scenario I meant. I don't know how the cyclist sees where they're going. I think my one bright always on LED seems a better option. But that's just me I suppose.




Maybe they have the strobe and a static light on the front
gr8t12 h, 21 m ago

I live in Cumbria and commute to work most days on unlit roads. It's this …I live in Cumbria and commute to work most days on unlit roads. It's this scenario I meant. I don't know how the cyclist sees where they're going. I think my one bright always on LED seems a better option. But that's just me I suppose.


There are two types of front light. See and be seen. I don't really need to explain that further...I hope
Wychcraft6 h, 21 m ago

I can't say for sure where some of the ones I have seen have been …I can't say for sure where some of the ones I have seen have been purchased, but they are way way outside of those specifications. Same old story I suppose where the few irisponsible people give a bad name to the majority.


4hz is 4 times a second. That's pretty fast and perfectly legal, unfortunately for your wife
trickytree19849 h, 5 m ago

There are two types of front light. See and be seen. I don't really need …There are two types of front light. See and be seen. I don't really need to explain that further...I hope


Obviously I know that, no need for sarcasm. But there's no point being seen if you can't see where you going in pitch black with a flashing strobe like LED.
trickytree198416 h, 39 m ago

A flashing front light isn't so the cyclist can see its so people can see …A flashing front light isn't so the cyclist can see its so people can see them. Yes the rear is most important for being seen in most out of town scenarios, but in town a front light is just as important. Have you ever had a motorist pull out of a junction on you when you are tanking it along at 20mph? I have, lots of times and once i hit the car ant went over it. In this scenario, its the front light that needs to draw attention. Flashing will draw the attention more than a solid light, especially as now all new cars have day time running lights



I started using flashing lights in addition to static, for exactly this reason, after being hit by a car pulling out of a minor road onto a fast main road, then telling me "I didn't see you", despite more than one front light and wearing fluorescent clothing. I think running one static and one flashing light, is a must these days, especially with the number of drivers being distracted by their phone or other things.

mike
gr8t11 h, 48 m ago

Obviously I know that, no need for sarcasm. But there's no point being …Obviously I know that, no need for sarcasm. But there's no point being seen if you can't see where you going in pitch black with a flashing strobe like LED.


Agreed, but I've literally never seen anyone do that outside a street lit situation. It would be pretty dumb.
I agree, these lights can be irritating....but then so is being run over.
Read all the comments, feel for the man's wife but for everyone else I think these are good, because (unfortunately) as a Cyclist you have go the extra mile to make yourself seen.

This is why I cycle indoors
I used to use a steady rear light before being hit and the driver telling me they thought the light was their headlight reflecting off the rear of a car.

I think if modern cars can use LED headlights straight out of Wembley, a cycle light is the least of anyones worries.
In the case of a car not seeing you I think the solution might be a camera and suing the nether region off the person who caused the accident. I have bright lights (to see by, angled properly to not blind folk) but have still had idiots not see me.

The most recent one was a person on their bike on the pavement, but stuck behind some pedestrians. They wanted to go faster apparently because they hopped down a kerb into the cycle Lane against traffic and I had to brake hard to now plow into them. They then swore at me and rode off. Pretty easy to establish blame if anyone saw footage of it and a fat settlement would make broken bones feel better I hope, or at least pay for morphine.

Flashing lights in addition to steadies as bright as a car headlight would not have stopped that person, they were determined to be an idiot
Edited by: "CampGareth" 3rd Jan
I have two rear lights on my bike. One on solid, and this on the slow pulse.

I understand people's dislike for flashing lights, especially overly bright front ones, but one of the reasons for it is that it makes the battery last longer.

I rarely use flashing, but if my low battery light comes on, I'll dip my front light a bit, and switch to flashing to ensure I get home.
te72123 h, 8 m ago

I agree with flashing and pulsing lights and you won't change my mind on …I agree with flashing and pulsing lights and you won't change my mind on that but even as a cyclist I agree strobe style flashing shouldn't be aloud,


How loud are they?
Besford56 m ago

How loud are they?


Haha, sorry officer
Having a bright steady light and a less bright flashing one is a sensible option for both front and rear. That's what I do. This I feel gives you the best chance of being seen. And the added benefit is redundancy. Should one of the lights die mid ride, you still have one to get you through your journey.
I find that a lot of the lights on the market while legal at close to 4hz are flashing way to rapidly. We shouldn't blame the law. It's just common sense. Most of us cyclists are drivers also. We should be sensible in our choice of lights.
If it saves the live of a cyclist from being hit , then so what about the legalities of strobe / flashing lights . I would rather face the consequences.
The worrying trend I've picked up whilst reading this is that no matter how many lights you have, flashing or not, people look, but don't actually "see" cyclists - they're only seeing cars and the opportunity to pull out, often in front of cyclists and other vulnerable road users.

I have 2 lights at the front, both German approved so there is an upper lighting cut-off so they point ahead and down at the road yet don't dazzle. I can see and be seen. The rear light however is a scanning strobe that lights me up like a Christmas tree as I feel this is the safest.

As if that wasn't enough, I have a Reflect360+ jacket.

And I am right, it still isn't enough...

If this is bright and a deal, please buy it to ensure your safety.
Need a few of these for the back of my Nissan Juke- I always feel the lack of Christmas tree lights on the rear was an oversight
Don't Wiggle charge delivery if you spend less than £12?

What're the cheapest, useful items they sell to avoid the £2.99 delivery charge?
ArthurDent11 h, 24 m ago

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The.Crew.Designs28 m ago

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Thanks, but i don't use them (I'm fueled by coffee).

Went with the Blackburn 2'Fer from Chain Reaction for £9.99 and free postage. Doubles as a front light which makes it a handy spare lgiht.

Chain Reaction (who are owned by Wiggle) have this light (the Lifeline Aero) for £12.49 free P&P, so if there's nothing else you want it saves £2.50 on postage.
ArthurDent119 m ago

Thanks, but i don't use them (I'm fueled by coffee).Went with the …Thanks, but i don't use them (I'm fueled by coffee).Went with the Blackburn 2'Fer from Chain Reaction for £9.99 and free postage. Doubles as a front light which makes it a handy spare lgiht.Chain Reaction (who are owned by Wiggle) have this light (the Lifeline Aero) for £12.49 free P&P, so if there's nothing else you want it saves £2.50 on postage.




I never used them but started recently to hopefully help combat cramp - not sure how affective they are though as it still happens
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