xenon strobe review.

Discussion in 'Commuting and Road Safety' started by stevek, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. stevek

    stevek New Member

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    I was doing a search for xenon strobes and found this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...5217&ed=1065894443&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOT:US:3
    I also found it on the seller’s webpage. I just got it today and it is very bright. Hurts your eyes looking at it. Don’t know if you need three colors but it gives you a choice on where to mount it.
    It does not have much side view but it lights everything up so that helps.
    Of course then I found this one http://www.mccormicksnet.com/ do a search for xenon
    Lightman Xenon Strobe Light
    I found this at several sites. From reading it seems it has far more side to side visibility.
    If a driver does not see one of these they are blind and need to be given a guide dog. Even my blind wife can see them (G) I have not gotten the second one yet but I will report on it when I get it.
     
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    I used those already for almost 5 years they are great . Very strudy and water proof.
     
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    How long does one set of batteries last in these lights, and do you use a red rear light too, or a forweard white to illuminate the roadway?
     
  4. stevek

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    I jsut got a lightman strobe for the rear (been using a led blinky) and it is even brighter then the first one.
    the batteries in the sparky are supposed to last up to 22 hours on a slow flash. the lightman goes at most 5 hours. so you need rechargables.
    right now I have the sparky flashing white and yellow in front and the lightman flashing red with the led blinky on steady.
     
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    I either strap it to my leg or strap it in my seatpost. My batteries last about 18 hours on continous use I used rechargeable ones. I use it as a blinker. I still use a forward light for the road.
     
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    I use a headlight too. I like that the sparky lasts longer. but you can't see it much from the side. the lightman you can see it very well from the side. but it has a bigger/brighiter flash so it eats batteries faster.
     
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