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Bontrager Flare R rear light alternative?

I lost my Bontrager Flare R (the original version, not the crappy new RT version) on a ride today.
Can anyone recommend a similar spec rear light, please?

I used it on the Flashing Night Mode, which was 65 lumens for 23 hours. I'm wanting a long lasting light, with a fairly high lumen output. So I don't have to charge it after every ride.

I also need to mount it on one of the seat stays, using a custom bracket (to make things more tricky for the recommendation). Using the threaded adapter which comes with the light.
I don't have space on my seat post, for rubber band style mount.

They seem a rip off at Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bontrager-Flare-USB-Tail-Light/dp/B0162T4D4G

Thank you very much.

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,449
    I personally use a Smart Lunar R2 usb rechargeable one. Charge it every couple of wks. Bright various flash options and comes with a bracket to mount on your stays.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 110
    oxoman said:

    I personally use a Smart Lunar R2 usb rechargeable one. Charge it every couple of wks. Bright various flash options and comes with a bracket to mount on your stays.

    Thank you :)
  • You can still buy the original light. I just have, from Sigma Sports.
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 110

    You can still buy the original light. I just have, from Sigma Sports.

    Thanks :)
    I just get a "This item is no longer available to buy" message on the website :/
    I have seen it for sale on eBay from a US seller. I might have to buy it from them.

    The only light close to the specs I'm after is this:
    https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-NW100K/
    "Daytime HyperFlash(50 lumens):30 hrs"
    But I'd struggle to mount it on the seat stay, unless I made a custom mount.
  • Darius_JedburghDarius_Jedburgh Posts: 675
    edited December 2019
    Well Amazon have 3 in stock right now.
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 110

    Well Amazon have 3 in stock right now.

    I agree, but they're £75 each :p

    I ordered one of these instead https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Moon/Cerberus-Rear-Light/NTLS around £24.5 from Amazon.
    Day Flash 150 lumens - 19 hours runtime.
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