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Wilko high intensity rear light £8
« on: August 18, 2017, 10:17:01 am »
Apparently the two LEDs are made by Cree.  It is psychotically bright and the first flashing mode is suspiciously like that of an American police car.  Made of fairly rubbery plastic which won't snap.  Water sealing not too well designed (it's there but the lens doesn't click into place particularly positively against the seal) but may be ok - certainly under a saddle on a bike with mudguards.  On/off switch big and clicky; those little electronic switches always seem to crap out after a couple of years.
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Re: Wilko high intensity rear light £8
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 11:54:16 am »
I assume it is this we are talking about



the info page I got he picture off says it runs off 2x AAA batteries
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Re: Wilko high intensity rear light £8
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 12:12:58 pm »
those little electronic switches always seem to crap out after a couple of years.

"tactile switches" as they're somewhat euphemistically called.
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Re: Wilko high intensity rear light £8
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 12:14:00 pm »
Looks like a PX Phaart – another (or the same) Smart copy.
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Re: Wilko high intensity rear light £8
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 12:23:11 pm »
Nah, more like a PX Jobsworth Rigel - currently £1.99



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Re: Wilko high intensity rear light £8
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 08:45:21 am »
I have one of those.

See that bracket? It is in two parts, held together by a bolt.

That means you can take it apart and fasten it to rear racks that have a plate for lights, using a suitable bolt and nut.

The waterproofing isn't great, but smear some vaseline round the join and it seems to work ok.
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Re: Wilko high intensity rear light £8
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 04:05:20 pm »
I have one of their other ones as well, similar mount, but more of a long strip of 5 LEDs with variable flashy patterns.  Has lasted very well (around 3 years?) but the switch, as above is becoming a bit random in acton
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