The Nite Ize SnapLit is a clever, flexible nylon strip featuring LEDs and malleable spine, allowing it to morph effortlessly between brace/anklet and bag-tag.
Two modes are arguably all you'll need thanks to the large surface area and, measuring 34cm long by 4cm wide, it seems a universal fit around most wrists/ankles and calves. Ours has largely served its time snaked around the Univega's beefy cromo rack, emitting a warm beacon through the grey gloom before dusk demands the full 'Christmas Tree on Acid' ensemble.
The Portland Design Works (PDW) Radbot 1000 is a powerful rear LED with some eye catching flash options.
This light has been popular in the US for a while now, so it seemed like a good idea to try one out. Out of the box it's a neat design, good-looking and compact. It proved simple to fit and was easy to unclip from its mount to swap between bikes. It also fitted nicely on to the webbing loop of a Carradice saddlebag without moving around too much, helped by a nice tight clip with a security step.
The Flash rear LED from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative's Revolution range is a pretty good option and a bargain at under a tenner. It's integral mounting system means it's very quick and easy to put on or take off your seatpost. It charges via a USB cable and, as long as you remember to charge it, battery life won't be a problem.
Wow! Hope’s brand spanking new Vision District 3 rear light isn’t just the brightest rear light we’ve ever seen, it’s the brightest by a distance.
You know that bit in Crocodile Dundee… “He’s got a knife.”
“That’s not a knife.” [Pulls out massive Bowie knife]. “THAT’S a knife.”
Available in three classic colours, BBB's High Integrate LED towers over the single watt seen-by competition in aesthetic terms courtesy of graceful flowing contours that complement pretty much any genre of machine from town hack to titanium trophy. Similarly, the lens generous surface area projects a broad arc of light for maximum exposure.
Bigger in some cases is certainly better and very apt when describing RSP’s new Tourlite. Designed to bolt directly to the rack platform, it might be portly but the half- watt LED flanked by two smaller units and integral reflector pack a mighty punch. Raleigh claims it’s visible from a mile and friendly acquaintances suggest this is no idle boast.