I enjoyed the use of this tail light for about a year. Last week, as I was riding over a bridge, I heard a sound. I stopped and discovered that the front half of the light separated from the rear, which was still attached to my under-seat bag. Apparently the press-clip attachment of the halves failed, sending the tail light over the side of the bridge. So now, I'll be shopping for a replacement and with a more critical eye on construction.
The Planet Bike Blinky Superflash Tail Light is by far the brightest, most visible light on the market. Both the red/white back and the more stealthy clear/black back are equally bright, helping any cyclist stay safe both at night and during the day! Great for rainy and foggy days, too, when visibility is crucial. Mountable to seat-stays and/or seatpost, this light is easy to take on and off. Also clips to backpacks and messenger bags. I keep 3 around - one for my bike, one for my bag, and one for any friend who doesn't happen to have a light with them.
We sell more of these tail lights than all the others put together. And for good reason. This light is not only very bright, but the flash pattern and white LED with lens make it very easy to see from a considerable distance. If you don't want to spring for the Dinotte Tail Light, this Planet Bike Blinky is the one to get.
The light is fairly light and mounts easily on a seat tube. The AAA batteries last a surprisingly long time. In my experience, it stands up well to weather although we have had a few customers report problems with leakage but this is out of many hundreds of customers.
I use this light on my road bike and it has held up well and seems highly visible. I also ride paved trails a lot. These trails are heavily shaded and oncoming bikes are an issue, especially due to riders often riding two abreast and talking (distracted cyclists). A front blinky is more important than a rear blinky in this situation. The quality, visibility and battery endurance of this light with a white flash would be welcome. I'm not crazy about my Cateye front blinky and I prefer AAA or AA powered lights to the USB chargeable lights which seem more common. It's hard to find a USB charging source on a bike ride but a convenience , hardware or drug store selling batteries is much more readily available
I have used 2 of these. The first one worked great until after a few years I noticed it stopped working when ridden in rain and wet conditions. Then I got another one thinking the first one was just old but the new one is suffering the same problem. When I open it up you can see water inside it. If I let it dry out it starts working again. It works fine when its dry. Its actually a great light when it is working. But rainy conditions is one of the times that I need the light the most so I can't have it not working in the rain. I bought a Nite rider light that claims to be waterproof.
I use this light on my bike home from a late night class (or when the weather is icky and I want to make sure I'm visable). It comes with a number of options for clipping to the bike, different types of bags, or I've even clipped it to the back of my pants in a pinch.
It's got different options for flashing or solid light, which is nice. Very convenient that it takes a normal type of battery that I usually have at home, so I don't have to go in search of some special battery when it starts getting dimmer.
Finally a stealth version! Huzzah! I love the black and clear model it blends in perfectly with my road bike (black and white graphics).
I own tow of these, one for my bike and one for my wife's. While other lights have worn out after a few seasons, Planet Bike's tail light just keeps working. The light is very bright and the store setting is perfect for riding during the daytime. A set of batteries lasts a long time, too, thought the light is brightest with a fresh pair.
This must be the one of the best ones out there, because I see it on so many high-dollar bikes. When I purchased it, I thought it was a cheapo, crappy taillight that would just be a token safety measure. Turns out it packs a punch! This sucker is BRIGHT. Of course, on a clear sunny day, don't waste your battery, wear day-glo clothing instead. But at dawndusk, an overcast day, or darting in and out of the shadows, this light has your posterior covered. My favorite feature is that it takes basic AAA batteries, and they last a LONG time.
I ordered 4 of the Planet Bike Superflash Tail lights. I have mounted two on each of my two bikes--one facing to the front and one to the rear. These little lights attached very easily (took just a screwdriver and about 60 secs). I attached one to the front fork and one to the rear stay. If you'd like to attach them to other members of your bike--the lights come with two sets of plastic attachment gear to accommodate nearly all bike frames. The lights are very easy to turn on and off (just a easy push of a button). And when they are on--WOW--they are bright and pulsating. I want to be seen by motorists--and these lights make it so I cannot be missed. I recommend these hot little dudes without reservation. If I had more bike--I'd buy more Planet Bike Blinky Tail Lights.
I would have given the older versions of this light a 5 star rating even though they were subject to leaking in the rain and the switch would corrode. Planet Bike has always stood behind these 100% and have replaced the few I sent them. However, the newer version of this light is much improved and the switch is redesigned and more corrosion resistant...now it's a 6 star. I like the fact that it is battery operated and NOT rechargable...just more dependable. They are cheap enough where I always use two...one on my helmet and one of each of my 3 bikes. They just work great.