Daytime city light recommendations

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Aeo
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by Aeo


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kervelo
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by kervelo

Aeo wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:03 am
Lupine Rotlicht
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nickf
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by nickf

Bontrager Ion 200rt front and flare rt rear never come off my bike for daytime rides. Nice bright daytime flash, Garmin integration, exceptional battery life. Plus the size and weight are next to nothing. Wouldn't use the 200rt as a dedicated nighttime headlight though.

Early morning or rides that go into the evening hours I still use my light in motion Urban 800 headlight.

BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

kervelo wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:44 am
Aeo wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:03 am
Lupine Rotlicht
+1
I'm surprised it took this long to get to the Rotlicht. Fantastic tail light!

alexmcm09
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by alexmcm09

The Moon Nebula is well priced, has a daytime pulse mode (always on plus a pulse) and Moon make a saddle rail bracket so you don't need to worry about the aero seat post.

ToughInTheStreets
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by ToughInTheStreets

Thanks for the replies. Lupine looks like they make nice products and I was searching the internet for the Moon Nebula for a price in the US that was comparable to what it sells for in Europe.

However, I just hit the button to buy the Ion/Flare RT set. I hope I don't regret it, but whatever. The small form factor really appeals to me and looks like it should work well. Thank you all for the brainstorm and awesome reccommendations. There are some great options out there that I may look into for my longer rides and for low visibility times.

commendatore
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by commendatore

Bontrager. I was never in love with daytime flashers until I passed a cyclist using a bontrager flare r while driving. I flagged him down to find out what light he had, it is truly attention grabbing. Now I don’t ride alone without front and rear flashing lights.

ToughInTheStreets
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by ToughInTheStreets

commendatore wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:10 am
Bontrager. I was never in love with daytime flashers until I passed a cyclist using a bontrager flare r while driving. I flagged him down to find out what light he had, it is truly attention grabbing. Now I don’t ride alone without front and rear flashing lights.
That's reassuring. I'm glad to hear that! :beerchug:

jones1991
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by jones1991

bontrager - flare r
niteflux - red zone 8
exposure - Blaze

sethjs
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Location: San Francisco, CA

by sethjs

Riding in SF, many of the roadies have started using daytime lights. I started a few years ago when I came up on a cyclist when in my car on Kings (for those who know it) and truly almost missed him as he was "in a shadow" of a tree.

I've definitely noticed a perceived difference in the amount of space cars tend to give me when I'm running the rear.

Been using the Exposure Trace R on the rear - I've ridden behind it and it's more visible to me than the See.Sense Icon+, which I also have. On the front I use the Exposure Diablo and/or Trace, depending on conditions.

Having come up on lots of cyclists with rear daytime lights and asking those with the brigher lights what they're running, in order of brightness, I'd say it's:

1. Cygolight
2. Dinotte
3. Flare / Trace
4. All else (no one seems to have the Lupines here)

ToughInTheStreets
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by ToughInTheStreets

The bontrager lights came in today. I like the form factor and the brightness so far. I hope the batteries last as long as they claim. Thanks to everyone that made recommendations or had input to share. I learned about several options and companies that I hadn't been aware of. :beerchug:
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PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

I am using some Sigma lights (the front one is Booster 200, I don't know the name of the back one- but it is nice and rechargeable). I am using only the back light during the day. Recently a buddy purchased an interesting back light that starts to flash when you brake and it seems like a good idea.

arcatern
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by arcatern

I use a lezyne strip drive. Maybe it’s a pro. Either way has a day mode that is hella bright (150lumens or 300 depending on model). Also like the variety of light patterns it has.

ToffieBoi
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by ToffieBoi

arcatern wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 pm
I use a lezyne strip drive. Maybe it’s a pro. Either way has a day mode that is hella bright (150lumens or 300 depending on model). Also like the variety of light patterns it has.
Same here. Strip Drive has a really nice and strong daylight option. Not a small light but fits well behind the seatpost.

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