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Portland Design Works
Danger Zone Rear Light

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Step up your visibility with the Danger Zone Tail Light. Two 0.5 watt Japanese LEDs blast powerful light beams, letting traffic know you need your space. Rack, seatpost, seatstay mounts and back clip for a secure fit almost anywhere. 50 hours of battery life. Three lighting modes; zZz, a-HA! and rock steady modes. Two AAA Batteries included.

 

Mfg PartNum: 422 

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Not as shown
by Al
Competitive Racer
Nampa, ID

The light itself is OK, but the mounting is not as shown. There's a elastic type stretch band that hooks around a handlebar or seatpost. I was counting on the mount shown as I wanted to use a seat stay mount due to my under saddle bag. Oh well...

Reviewed 9/12/2018
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Love two bulb flash
by Dan VP
SW Michigan

I run this Day and Night for full rear Visibility. Two bulb Random flash gets attention. This is battery model, I have 4 USB charging lights, so this good. I ran about 3 weeks before needing to change battery.

Reviewed 1/6/2017
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Bright lights, big city
by SEAbike
Daily Commuter
Seattle, WA

I bike about 60-100 miles a week, and now have this light on 3 of my 4 bikes. Super bright, good options for flash, good battery life, totally waterproof. Especially like the new strap attachment for quick release, but just need to remember to take it with me, so some MF doesn't walk off with it.

Reviewed 11/3/2017
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Best rear light I've had yet!
by MarvMoots
Cycling Enthusiast
Rocky MountainsDenver

The blinking is not blinding to others in my group ride, as we cycled from Phx to Globe, Az earlier this month. Easy to operate and solid construction....didn't pop off of rear saddle, even with lots of bumps in the road. Long battery life as well and easy to be seen even during mid-day rides!

Reviewed 8/10/2017
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Outstanding performance
by Fred
Cycling Enthusiast
Carmichael, CA

This rear light does the trick. It has three different blinky settings and one of them really gets the attention you want in dangerous area. Very bright light that can be seen from a long distance. The price is very good compared to other lights.

Reviewed 9/29/2014
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Excellent, works just as described
by Anonymous

Delighted to support the local economy, and, delighted this product works so well.

Reviewed 5/9/2013
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Great Light
by zeak
Cycling Enthusiast
So Cal
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

The only way this light could be improved upon is to have it rechargable. We use them for visibility during the day and they can be seen for at least 1.2 mile.

Reviewed 4/13/2013
TriSports.com Comments

We agree, so we use rechargeable AAA batteries with ours. On long trips, we carry charged spare batteries and swap them out when the light gets too dim.

Thanks,
Theo
Customer Service

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I like this light
by Zeak
Cycling Enthusiast
Orange co. Ca

I bought lights for us to use during day rides, as here in So. Cal more people are doing this and anything to improve visibility is a plus. The underover light pattern seems to work really well and in my view the most effective for visibility. I just wish that it was rechargeable.

Reviewed 4/8/2013
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Rear Light Best for You, Cars & the Cyclists Behind You
by cyclowanafastabe
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I use this tail light because it's especially good for group road rides. Personally, I'm just the right height to be blasted by those other too rapidly flashing and unnecessarily, painfully bright tail lights. Portland Design Works Danger Zone Rear Light is fellow cyclist friendly and motorist friendly too in that it's bright enough to be seen, flashes enough to get you noticed but not so fast that others, including drivers are uncomfortable or upset with you.

Reviewed 1/3/2013
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Absolutely love this light
by DanDog
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland, Ohio
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I've had this light for months now. Very dependable and so bright. Love the different flash patterns. I always ride in the rear of the group because my lights are the brightest.

Reviewed 10/2/2012
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Best rear blinkie I have seen
by Kirkland2Redmond
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle, WA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

A bit pricey but worth it.

This is the brightest rear blinkie I have ever seen and the multiple flash modes are great. I have no fewer than 5 rear red flashing lights on my bike and jacket as I commute through the dark wet winter here in the PNW. This one wins the visility contest hands down.

Reviewed 4/20/2012
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Best Light For The Money... Simple as that!
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Atlanta, GA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

For $30 you cannot go wrong. The blink pattern is amazing. It's completely dynamic directing more attention to the cyclist's presence. I use mine for winter club rides starting after dark and I absolutely love it. Note that it will not fit on tri-style seat-posts without an alternate adapter. But this light, you will not regret it.

Reviewed 3/11/2012
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Attention Getting
by Bay Area Avid biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Urban - OaklandBerkeley
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Move over Planet Bike, the Portland Design Works Danger Zone Rear Light is Bright and also an ATTENTION Getting light. In all fairness the PDW handle bar mount is much better, easy to set and does not slip from the setting mount and the side to side direction can be slightly offset. To be seen at night I use both the PlanetBike Turbo and PDW Danger Zone Rear Light. TO Be really seen I also mount on each side of the top bar the PDW so that I can be seen from the side (have it tilted up and ever so slightly back) so as not to get in trouble with the cops. Cars can see me as I come up to intersections. I would like to see a larger mount to fit on the thicker top bar on Mt bikes.

Reviewed 1/16/2012
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Easy to see and work
by Anonymous
1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Use it while night riding.

Reviewed 1/14/2012
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Attention Getting flash pattern & very bright
by NYC Recumbent
Cycling Enthusiast
New York City
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Fantastic attention grabbing flash pattern and a very, very bright light. The two separated LEDs add a perception of movement in the flash mode that further enhances its ability to grab the attention of motorists. I use it in daylight to make sure I am seen in traffic and seems to work very well. Have not had to change the battery yet which others have found very difficult and can't attest to its ability to keep working in the wet.

Reviewed 1/13/2012
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Great light, short battery life.
by carfreeeeee
Cycling Enthusiast
N Portland, OR
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This has been a great light in terms of durability and brightness. I have dropped in a few times, ride over rough terrain daily, and have taken it through many a rain storm. It plenty bright and easier to locate in the dark by motorists then a nonstop disco party light like the PB blinky, though I have one of them and use it sometimes.

It's biggest draw back is the battery life, when used in the slow blinking mode, the batteries don't last long. Though that is to be expected, it's practically 'burning' all the time, rather then small bursts of power.

I use only rechargeable batteries, so I just carry spares, though I may have to go with a Lithium powered rear light in the future.

Reviewed 6/14/2011
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Great light pattern
by Yukonjack
Orlando,fl
9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

I'm always interested in better lighting for my commuting and club rides. This light is as bright as any ive tried but the pattern is superior. Studies have shown that drivers actually steer toward flashing lights. The alternating dimbright pattern is superior for avoidance. That's why it's used for aircraft. Mounting is very simple. I use it even in daylight. As I transition from sunshine to tree shadows, it gives me a comfortable edge. I've actually noticed the red glow on the pavement while in the shadows.

Reviewed 5/14/2011
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