Reviews of Cygolite Hotshot Pro 80 USB Rechargeable Taillight

CygoLite

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StarStarStarStarStar Wow! It is bright.

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Very bright. Much more than anything else I've seen on the streets. Options for type of light (flashing fast and slow, steady, etc) are more than enough for my purposes. Mounting hardware works well on my seat post. That elevation, I believe, is highly visible.

Cons

More detail on application and installation of mounting hardware would have been a plus. Is intuitive to some degree.

StarStarStarStarStar Fellow cyclists tell me it really helps to make me seen.

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Ownership: a few weeks
Very bright light; only negative is the battery. On high only 5 hours of battery life, but this is a great light. Fellow cyclists tell me it really helps to make me seen.

StarStarStarStarStar Bright taillight!

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Very bright, usefull flash patterns, excellent for daytime use. Included mount for seat stay attachment.

Cons

None.

StarStarStarStarStar Great product

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Lots of light in a small package, love that its rechargeable.

Cons

None

StarStarStarStarStar Super Bright, flimsy clip for belt.

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Very bright. A nice light for flashing during the daytime.

Cons

If you mount this to just one bike with the mount, you should be fine. But I use the belt clip to go on my rear bag. That clip is not very strong and looks like it can snap right off. People have complained about that in the past. Not good to have a 50 dollar light fall off and get lost or ran over by a car! Cygolight, why do you put such a flimsy clip on a 50 dollar light? If you'd just be different than the rest of these lights and make a proper blet clip on it, you'd have a 5 star winner here! It's a dam good light but come on with that clip!?!!?

What I do is drill a little tiny hole in the baclk of the light, put a very tiny short screw in there attached to a little pice of rubber, sort of a very thick piece of electric tape. Now I have a little safety strap which on the other end has a saftuy clip like the one on your keys and that gets attached to a clip on the bag. I still use the belt clip but WHEN not if but WHen it breaks, my safety strap will save the light from certain doom. at that point I will fashion a better clip somehow and i'll also complain to Cygolight.

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CygoLite

"Founded in 1991 by a group of Southern Californian cycling enthusiasts who envisioned bicycle lighting systems utilizing the latest technology with trend setting designs, Cygolite developed a line of systems that made it synonymous with innovation and quality. Over 20 years later, we still lead the way, creating rechargeable lighting systems inspired through test rides on the trails and roads then engineered and assembled in our California headquarters."

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