CC wrote:Per the topic, I am after a rear light for the helmet to add visibility in the coming dark commutes. I am thinking of a single LED, but am open to suggestions. The main issue is having something that will fit to the rear of the helmet without being clunky. The usual blinkies tend to be designed to fit around seat posts or handlebars.
roshea wrote:- Planet Bike Superflash (and similar ones - Turbo, Radbot, Smart etc) - not tiny but bright, takes AA cells. I haven't owned one of these, but plenty of people use them on helmets.
roshea wrote:I'd look for something small, bright (otherwise why bother?) and re-chargeable or at least able to take re-chargeable batteries (which rules out anything that takes the little button cells, but those don't tend to be bright lights anyway). And, as already mentioned, it needs to be able to attach to your helmet.
Some to consider (most available at Cell bikes so at least you can see pics of them):
- Blackburn Flea - small, bright, USB re-chargeable battery. Has a clip at the back and a velcro strap that threads through it. I have one of these on my saddle bag; never used it on my helmet.
- Planet Bike Blinky 3H - this one takes AA cells and swivels to stay approximately horizontal. I have one of these and use it on my helmet during the months when I'm mostly riding in the dark. It's a bit heavier than the tiny lights but does a good job. Attaches via velcro straps so should fit most helmets.
- Planet Bike Superflash (and similar ones - Turbo, Radbot, Smart etc) - not tiny but bright, takes AA cells. I haven't owned one of these, but plenty of people use them on helmets.
- Serfas make a couple of USB-rechargeable ones but I haven't seen them in action
- Moon GEM 3.0 - USB-rechargeable, a bit like the Blackburn from what I could see
- Topeak Redlite DX - USB-rechargeable, don't know much else
CC wrote:I use the Blackburn Flea on my bars (how good is it eh?) and have another rechargeable USB light for the rear. Generally I avoid non-rechargeable lights, but was thinking a small one for the helmet would likely take a cell battery. Will check all of those out and the others mentioned. Thanks.
Marx wrote:Tell us what helmet you have.
Then we can provide viable options in rear lights for your specific lid.
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