LE Super Bright Bike Light, USB Rechargeable Rear Tail Light, Cycling Light, 4 LEDs, 5 Light Modes, Red, Cable Included, Fits on any Bicycles, Helmets or Backpacks
Easy to install.
Mounts to any bike quickly and easily.
The red light can be used for safety and warning.
A 630mA lithium-battery and a USB cable is included. No battery replacement.
5 light modes
Steady on with 4 LEDs, quick flash with 4 LEDs, steady on with 2 HD LEDs, wave flash with 4 LEDs, and slow flash with 2HD LEDs
Lasting up to 4 hours (steady-on mode) or 13-14 hours (quick
- Easy to install. Mounts to any bike quickly and easily.
- Safety guaranteed. The red light can be used for safety and warning.
- Rechargeable. A 630mA lithium-battery and a USB cable is included. No battery replacement.
- 5 light modes: Steady on with 4 LEDs, quick flash with 4 LEDs, steady on with 2 HD LEDs, wave flash with 4 LEDs, and slow flash with 2HD LEDs
- Long runtime. Lasting up to 4 hours (steady-on mode) or 13-14 hours (quick flash with 4 LEDs mode) on a single charge.
1) Very bright and lots of modes. No problems there.
2) The thin silicone strap makes me nervous --even the thicker silicon straps tend to break, often without obvious cause. So this one being thinner than any that I've seen is suspect. (I understand why manufacturers use silicone, but I think it's a bad idea generally.)
3) IMPORTANT: There's NO clip for this light. So if the silicone strap breaks, then you're toast. No backup plan. This is a terrible design in my opinion. That makes my second point even more concerning.
4) Buyers should be aware that the mounting system is designed for a seat post, not seat stays or any tube narrower than the average seat post. Another mark against the mounting system.
My opinion: Get the MetroFlash. The MetroFlash costs fifteen bucks, making it only five dollars more than the LE. And while it's not USB rechargeable, it's very bright and has a clip and non-silicone mounting bracket. (And there are benefits to battery power --if it dies while you're out riding, just throw in some new batteries. Use rechargeable batteries to make it more environmentally sound.)
MetroFlash Safety Zone Tail Light
I liked this light so much that I purchased a 6 dollar mount from Blutzu's website (I believe Blutzu is the parent company). Now the light is 100% operational. However, I am not changing my rating because I'm sure most people do not want to spend another 6 dollars and waste time on waiting for another part to arrive. It is just not fair. If all mounts were as bad as the original one that I received then I'm not sure how other users even got it to work.
I still would not recommend this light because it is unfair to receive a piece of equipment that does not function. I am glad that I got my mount to work now, but I would not do it over again. LE please update us when you fix your mounts!
These are great, and a decent value. They're bright, attach easily to the bike, my helmet, or my bag. And, it's silly, but I really like the "Knight Rider" flash pattern! It's actually practical - I find blinking lights pretty annoying, but they're recommended because drivers notice them better - the "Kitt" pattern is noticeable without being obnoxious.
I haven't used them for long rides, but the charge seems to last a decent amount of time. I like that I can recharge them on the road if I needed to, since I usually have a portable phone charger with me and they use the same micro-USB cable as my phone.
It's also cool that these can be attached to the strap vertically or horizontally. The only issue I had was that 1 of the 2 I bought was really hard to attach to the strap. I was about to go get a file to shave the tab down a bit but I finally got it attached without modification. The other one was fine. You only really need to attach the thing once, so the only issue is if I ever want to change the mounting direction (vertical vs horizontal).