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Bunneh
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LED bar plugs

Postby Bunneh » Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:19 am

In my never ending quest to make myself look like a Christmas tree in the dark I often spend time mooching around eBay. I've noticed there's bar end plugs with LEDs in them, varying colours but red would be the one I'd be interested in.

These are the things I mean

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-Alloy-Bi ... 188wt_1163

Has anyone got an experience with them? Are they reliable? Bright? Or is it just a waste of money? Also been looking at these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-2012-Bicy ... 2c6782bb71

they look pretty awesome to be fair, but again I don't want to buy and they be utter crap - let's face it ebay is renown for junk.

Thanks :)

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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby wheeledwidewebb » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:51 pm

No experience of those but my mate uses the Tacx ones and they seem quite good, more dish though.

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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby gabriel959 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:56 pm

yes, a friend of mine uses the tacx ones and they are good :)
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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby fivethirtyonepm » Wed Oct 10, 2012 14:21 pm

i was thinking about them the other day... personally, i wouldn't want blinking red lights in the peripheral of my forward vision...

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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby giant man » Wed Oct 10, 2012 15:33 pm

gabriel959 wrote:yes, a friend of mine uses the tacx ones and they are good :)

I heard the indicators are a bit $hitty, and the build quality was questionable?
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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby wheeledwidewebb » Wed Oct 10, 2012 17:32 pm

giant man wrote:
gabriel959 wrote:yes, a friend of mine uses the tacx ones and they are good :)

I heard the indicators are a bit $hitty, and the build quality was questionable?


Yeah I think they would be better without the indicator function.

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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby jezzpalmer » Wed Oct 10, 2012 18:13 pm

giant man wrote:
gabriel959 wrote:yes, a friend of mine uses the tacx ones and they are good :)

I heard the indicators are a bit $hitty, and the build quality was questionable?


No one in their right mind use the indicator function, would they? Much safter to stick your arm out than look down to find the button.
That aside my wife has some of these, they are quite good for looking like something out of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and certainly make you noticeable, but the build quality is indeed a bit poor & battery life not brilliant. But for £20 they're ok.
A well executed robust version would be good.

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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby gabriel959 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 19:25 pm

I have never seen them being used as indicators but as lights, I think they look good, the lights are bright but of course they should be accompanied but something which produces more light.
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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby cougie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 22:26 pm

I'd like to know what people think of the laser light.

The bar plug lights look ok but I'd go with at least two normal lights on the back.

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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby Monty Dog » Thu Oct 11, 2012 07:07 am

I suspect some digital image manipulation for the images on the second one?

As for the LED bar end plug - I tried some a few years ago but found they didn't like being used in the rain.
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Re: LED bar plugs

Postby Bunneh » Thu Oct 11, 2012 15:02 pm

Certainly interested in the Tacx ones, primarily since they look like they'd last longer than the crappy looking cheap ones. I may just take a gamble on the road illuminating one.


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