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Decent USB rear light.

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:55 am

Apologies in advance, I've not used the search function. I'm after a new rear light, doing a Jogle in June and want day running lights. Only requirements are USB charging and a clip mount (for attaching to a carradice saddle bag) as seat post mounting not an option.

TIA

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby ride_whenever » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:56 am

moon shield


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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby matt-h » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:41 am

Moon shield

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby the_prophet » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:57 am

and a 3rd for the moon shield.

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Slowandsteady » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:03 pm

Moon shield
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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:01 pm

So what you're saying is get a moon shield? :lol:

Cheers guys!

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Colinthecop » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:12 pm

Just had a quick look at a moon shield on Ebay,

The description says 2hrs charge time for up to 6hrs of light.

Is that right...? Seems a bit naff. Think i'll be sticking with the batteries in my Smart Lunar.

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby ride_whenever » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:20 pm

its painfully bright, you can easily get a week out of one on lower modes.

Also it's painfully bright in daytime as well

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby cattytown » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:57 pm

Two charge for six light is a reasonable balance really, though I think I might be looking at alternatives to USB for a ride like that.

How supported is the ride - will there be someone driving your stuff for you? What is your expected ride time each day? If reasonably supported I would be tempted with a conventional battery powered light and carry a bagfull of batteries to go with it. The other option I would look at would be rechargables (eneloops) in a more conventional light.

USB is OK, but I wouldn't like to be sailing close to the run times when wanting the light on. with most USB lights, if the charge goes with an hour's ride left, you cannot readily swap battery.

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Apr 06, 2014 16:36 pm

cattytown wrote:Two charge for six light is a reasonable balance really, though I think I might be looking at alternatives to USB for a ride like that.

How supported is the ride - will there be someone driving your stuff for you? What is your expected ride time each day? If reasonably supported I would be tempted with a conventional battery powered light and carry a bagfull of batteries to go with it. The other option I would look at would be rechargables (eneloops) in a more conventional light.

USB is OK, but I wouldn't like to be sailing close to the run times when wanting the light on. with most USB lights, if the charge goes with an hour's ride left, you cannot readily swap battery.

Paul.


Hi Paul, we're unsupported, there's two of us riding staying in b and b, hostels etc. I think we'll be on the road for about six hours a day as we're not rushing so the moon would probably be OK. I'm expecting to charge up overnight but I'm taking a tecknet 15000mha backup battery as well mainly for phone and garmin. I'm currently using a pdw radbot rear light with rechargeables but didn't want to have to lug the charger or spare conventional batteries. As I need USB power for phone etc anyway I thought USB lights would make sense. Given the time of year we're going we'll only need 'be seen' lights.
Thanks

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby cattytown » Sun Apr 06, 2014 18:32 pm

No problem - I'd be a little wary about getting the six hours - I have not read spec, but if a lower intensity is available, then it should be fine.

I would have a little think about how you plan to charge things - something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs might help if charging phones, lights, computers....

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Apr 06, 2014 18:40 pm

Well I haven't heard that in years! :lol:

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby blablablacksheep » Sun Apr 06, 2014 18:40 pm

Knog blinder awesome light, everyone comments on its brightness
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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Apr 06, 2014 18:44 pm

Reading the spec of the moon I think 6 hours is on the lowest setting, so it's right on the limit. I have a pdw fenderbot on the rear mudguard so could swap to that if needed as a backup light.

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Apr 06, 2014 18:46 pm

blablablacksheep wrote:Knog blinder awesome light, everyone comments on its brightness

Which one, there's hundreds! :D

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Pippi Langsamer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 21:32 pm

Moon Shield or Lezyne Micridrive. I have the latter and it's v good...

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby LegendLust » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:48 am

Pippi Langsamer wrote:Moon Shield or Lezyne Micridrive. I have the latter and it's v good...



Lezyne lights are the dogs

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Pippi Langsamer » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:03 pm

LegendLust wrote:
Pippi Langsamer wrote:Moon Shield or Lezyne Micridrive. I have the latter and it's v good...



Lezyne lights are the dogs


I think a lot of the stuff they make is very, very good.

I dont think there's much between the two lights tbh in terms of light output, but I do think the Lezyne is more robust and more "stylish" (not that it really matters for a rear light)

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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby RDW » Mon Apr 07, 2014 16:51 pm

I have and like the Moon Shield. My night rides are usually short, so I've never tested the maximum burn times, but according to this review:

http://www.bikelightsreview.com/rear-li ... 60-review/

the lowest continuous setting should give you 5:40 and the flashing modes 7:00, times which are 'accurate to within a few minutes'.
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Re: Decent USB rear light.

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Mon Apr 07, 2014 17:46 pm

Thanks for all the input so far. The Lezyne micro looks good but no it sure how I'd attach it to the saddlebag. The zecto looks just the job though?
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