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Be Seen Be Safe - A revolutionary solution or a gimmick?

FibreFlareFibreFlare Posts: 2
edited March 2016 in Road general
Not many lights offer as large an angle of illumination as the Fibre Flare. With about half of its body length comprising the fibre optic rod, it lights up the bike, you the rider, or the ground depending where you have it positioned, as well as pumping light out in all directions for drivers to see – especially important at junctions and roundabouts.

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  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Well, based on my own experiences (in that three out of the three I have run on the distance bikes have ceased working), they are terribly unreliable. Look good and a good idea for secondary rear lights, nice and easy on the eyes when riding in a group at night etc., but all of that matters not, when they don't last even 10000km.
  • Similar to this one from Chilli Technology

    Mrs SG and I have had one each for a few years now that supplement other bike mounted lights.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    Get a see sense icon.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
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  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,690
    I bought the FibreFlare last year and after just one ride in the rain it stopped working.
  • cookeeemonstercookeeemonster Posts: 1,980
    good as a secondary light but not convinced as a main light - good all round visibility but not the brightest out there.

    And yeah, a lot of them seem to fail in the rain - you need to put something around the rubber to seal it to be sure (you shouldn't have to do this on a £25 light)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    The end bits are too big to make the light strip viable IMO.

    It's just not high end enough and seems a faff.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,506
    I don't ride at night but if I did I'd have plenty of just about everything I could find. Style wise I could care less as long as it could be seen.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,506
    Get a see sense icon.
    Think I saw this at a bike shop last week. Talk about bright flashing lights. If ya look at that thing long enough you'll either go blind or have a seizure. Can't miss it though.
  • fudgeyfudgey Posts: 854
    Id get one and stick it on the front. And pretend i was Robocop... ... 0TjPK6M%3A
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
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