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    Default Looking to Replace Blackburn Rear Light

    It appears by not charging my Flea 2.0 for quite a while, I've killed it entirely, which Google says will happen on occasion. I was never particularly impressed by this light for a few reasons, now including this one, so any recommendations for a different USB-rechargeable rear light are appreciated Adjustable solid/rhythmic/random pattern is key; also adjustable on the fly while wearing winter gloves, and crazy bright is best. Thanks!

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    Trek/Bontrager Flare R is being discontinued (I think) and is a great (bright) light. Looks like it can be had at a discount.

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...light/p/13202/

    Being replaced with this.

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...light/p/23999/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    Trek/Bontrager Flare R is being discontinued (I think) and is a great (bright) light. Looks like it can be had at a discount.

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...light/p/13202/

    Being replaced with this.

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...light/p/23999/
    I have the first one, and I like it.

    If you don't care about the corneas of riders behind you, the Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150 does a really good job at searing them. I bought it for my wife for commuting, but she was too embarrassed to use it because it's so bright and hurtful. I eventually gave her something else.

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    I like our Fly6 light/camera combo, but the buttons are not the greatest so not ideal for adjusting on the road. In the non-camera variety: I also really like the See.Sense ICON light (https://seesense.cc/pages/see-sense-icon) that we have (it has an app so you can adjust the brightness/pattern for your conditions).

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    Then Bontrager Flare *is* a bright light with great side visibility. But warning that mine has not held up well to water -- it is all corroded inside now and has a hard time charging. I might get another if they improve the sealing (e.g. the rubber charging port cover).

    For side visibility and pure brightness the Serfas Thunderbolt is hard to beat. They don't have awesome battery life, though.

    My favorite is still the Exposure Tracer. I've had mine for years with no degradation in battery life or functionality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    I have the first one, and I like it.

    If you don't care about the corneas of riders behind you, the Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150 does a really good job at searing them. I bought it for my wife for commuting, but she was too embarrassed to use it because it's so bright and hurtful. I eventually gave her something else.
    I have three different rear lights, the newest one being the Cygolite Shotshop SL 50, which is pretty bright, but does have a dimmer button, which is really cool! I have only had it for about a month after one of my Planet Bike Superflashes finally died from overexposure to torrential rain.

    I also have the Bontrager Flare that I won at a bike race and like it. Although, like Hozn, I have found it to be not as water resistant as I would like it to be.

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    I really like my Princeton Tec Swerve rear light which uses AAA batteries. I have them mounted on my Bell Muni helmets. A positive is that the switch (lever, not button) goes from steady to off to flash so it is easy to do it on the fly even with winter gloves. I also use a Blackburn Central 50 USB rear light. Very bright with three modes which you push the face to change, again easy with winter gloves. I also like its metal clip, holds on much tighter than the plastic ones (seems like my Planet Bike Super Flash was always jumping off).

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