RSP Night Flare rear light review

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Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£19.99 RRP

Our review

Good commuting light, but it needs a couple of sidewards-facing LEDs to match the best of the competition
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While many companies are making their lights smaller and smaller (think Blackburn’s Flea and RSP’s own Mico Flexilite), the Night Flare is a reassuringly chunky affair which, at over 12cm long and with five LEDs, is hard to miss from behind.

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Side visibility isn’t quite so good – the LEDs are visible from the side, but because none of them is angled sideways, they’re brightest from behind – but still better than many other rear lights on the market.

There are four modes – constant, fast flash, slow flash and cycle – which are operated by an easy-to-find button on the back of the light and powered by two AAA batteries. The Night Burst seems a lot brighter when flashing than when constant.

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The supplied seatpost bracket allows you to mount the light either vertically or horizontally, but side visibility is definitely better when it’s upright. You need a screwdriver to fix the bracket to the seatpost; watch out because the soft plastic screw deforms easily.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Night Flare Rear Light (10)
Brand RSP

Features 5x LED's
No Of Batteries Required 2
Type of Battery Required AAA Alkaline