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Strobe for bicycle

I’m looking for a safety light for on my bike.
It MUST have a red diffuser.
It MUST have a strobe.
Rainproof.
Runtime >90 minutes in strobe mode.

I have a Lumintop Tool 2.0 AA which outputs 360lm with an 1450, and 140lm with other AA cells.
The Lumintop comes with a white diffuser. Anyone knows where to get a red one that fits?

I’m looking for something that improves on the Lumintop. Longer runtimes are a welcome bonus but not really a selling point.
So I guess my main demand is >360lm strobe. Bigger/longer, therefore more visible diffuser?
But, perhaps some strobes are more visible/aggressive, which makes them more visible at the same lumen.
Or a light that alternates between colors.
Or… whatever you think is useful to tell me Smile

The light should certainly be not bigger than an Convoy S2+
If I buy the S2+ XML2 U2-1A 6500-7000K, does the driver (7135×3, …. 7135×8) have any effect on the brightness of the strobe?

The S2+ is just an example. I’ll consider other lights too. But I want the light to run on 18650 or 14500/AA. I have plenty of those cells and don’t want many different cell sizes.

BTW the light is going to hang somewhere. Likely on a backpack. So it does not need a mount of any kind.

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, DQG Tiny III 18650 5/5
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Have a look at this one.

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I have been using these Xanes Tailight last summer .

I bought three, and carry all on my bike, I run one at a time, and swap them around during my ride.

They run in flashing mode for 70 minutes plus or minus 10 minutes, a little short of your request.
For the price (right now, not worth more than $6) having a couple on hand works out for me. they are fairly bright for what they are.

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'ZoomieFan' wrote:
Or a light that alternates between colors.

The WK30 has a strobe mode that alternates red and white.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/68187

It kicks arse…

White diffuser (Wurkkos/Sofirn probably has one to fit) will spread the beam (red or white) without color-change.

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Thanks for all the replies.
The ‘official’ taillight for a bike all seem to shine into one direction. A diffusor shines 360 degrees which is very helpful when hanging the light under the saddle. That gives high visibility from all angles.

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I’ve a related question about the lumen output of the strobe of the S2+ (a light I’m considering)
Is the brightness of the strobe the same as the flashlight at 100%?
The flashlight comes with 7135*3 …. 7135*8 drivers; do those drivers have any effect on the brightness of the strobe? Or is the strobe just fixed at X lumens over all models?
Is this different with other brands?
I don’t want anything bigger than the Convoy S2+.
Price <$20 including diffusor, excluding battery and charger my aim.

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, DQG Tiny III 18650 5/5
FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Skillhunt H04FRC 4/5, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
Powerbanks: Romoss 30000 4/5, xiomi 1000 4/5, Xtar PB2 4/5, Xtar PB2S 5/5

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ZoomieFan wrote:
Thanks for all the replies.
The ‘official’ taillight for a bike all seem to shine into one direction. A diffusor shines 360 degrees which is very helpful when hanging the light under the saddle. That gives high visibility from all angles.

————

I’ve a related question about the lumen output of the strobe of the S2+ (a light I’m considering)
Is the brightness of the strobe the same as the flashlight at 100%?
The flashlight comes with 7135*3 …. 7135*8 drivers; do those drivers have any effect on the brightness of the strobe? Or is the strobe just fixed at X lumens over all models?
Is this different with other brands?
I don’t want anything bigger than the Convoy S2+.
Price <$20 including diffusor, excluding battery and charger my aim.

My S2+ are all 8×7135, 3/5 modes. Subjectively, the strobe is at least as bright as High and perhaps as High as Turbo. I would expect that a 4×7135 would have a strobe as bright as High on that light.

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That’s useful info for me. Visably the same is good enough for me. I’m not after that last percent. So it’s brighter that my Tool 2.0 AA Smile

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, DQG Tiny III 18650 5/5
FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Skillhunt H04FRC 4/5, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
Powerbanks: Romoss 30000 4/5, xiomi 1000 4/5, Xtar PB2 4/5, Xtar PB2S 5/5

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i would not get a flashlight to do that, for many reasons
get a regular bike tail light
like Bontrager Flare RT

some reasons/:
small
light
mounting hw included
rechargeable li bat
light pattern is correct
many configurable strobe choices, including ‘steady’
—ie you can set the speed of most of the strobes, as well as select the strobing pattern

some side spill on purpose

i do ride, all the time
at night, also

wle

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FWIW, if you’re in the US currently BatteryJunction||16 carries many name brand diffusers. I haven’t taken the plunge, so I don’t know what is compatible with what. There’s also Gels from Amazon, but you give up the side visibility that cone diffusers offer.

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