Reviews of Planet Bike Superflash Turbo Rear Light

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StarStarStarStarStar Excellent Tail Light!

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Excellent Tail Light! Very Bright & Readily seen at night!!

Cons

None

StarStarStarStarStar Great light.

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Small, unobtrusive. Good visibility

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

I bought this three years ago, and it's still running on the same battery.

StarStarStarStarStar Planet Bike Blinky Superflash

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: high

5 years old still working like a charm. Use it for bike commuting/fun and dog walking.

StarStarStarStarStar Favorable Alternative Mount

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Ownership: two weeks
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

A load of gear (tent and sleeping bag) on top of the rear rack will obstruct the light when mounted on the seat post, so the option to mount it on the narrower angular brace from the rack platform down to the rear axle will work very well. I believe that an illustration on the website of mounting it there is why I ordered this light.

Cons

Haven't installed it yet, but do not foresee any complications as of yet.

Other Thoughts

Good price.

StarStarStarStarStar Works great in all weather.

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Bright
Works great in cold weather

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

This is the only tail light I have found that works well in sub-freezing weather. Other lights I have tried do weird things in the cold weather. It puts out plenty of light and it is affordable. The only time it gets funky on me is when I'm riding in cold weather and the batteries don't have much life left. Whenever it goes to a steady, non-flashing mode, and it won't let me turn it off with the button, I know it's time to replace the batteries. Once I replace the batteries, it works like new again. It is also one of the few tail lights that can take rough railroad crossings without the lens eventually getting knocked off. This tail light has lasted longer than any other light I have ever had.

StarStarStarStarStar Planet Bike Superflash Turbo Rear Light

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Bought it 4 years ago and it's still blinking strong. Use it for biking both day and night, also use it while walking my dogs. Had to replace the batteries recently not bad considering it's 4 years old.

Cons

None.

StarStarStarStarStar planet bike blinky superflash tailight

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

I have always enjoyed Planet Bike products. This tailight is
extremely bright. I commute before sunrise and a visible
light is imperative. The mounting brackets appear to be
very durable. I am certain I will enjoy this light, and my
light should continue to provide reliable service. I would
also like to add the the mounting bracket allows for a
custom fit on any application.

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

I made the correct choice and will continue to endorse
Planet Bike products.

StarStarStarStarStar A Very Bright Rear Light!

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Very bright, can buy batteries almost anywhere. Can mounted easily.

Cons

While riding in the rain for a very long period, it might let water seep into the light assembly in which may turn on the light or short it out.

Other Thoughts

This is really a very nice light, very inexpensive, I always ride with two. In regards to riding in the rain, on my commutes to work, it takes me around 1 hour and 15 minutes one way. The water never seeps through on shorter rides. It will if I am out to more than 5 hours.

Note: my other brand rear lights rain seeps through too!

StarStarStarStarStar Still blinking

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

This is still as bright as when I first bought this for my husband 2 years ago. He is a commuter rider 5 days a week and this light has never failed him.

StarStarStarStarStar One of the brighter rear blinkies

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Ownership: one year
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Very bright, batteries last a long time.

Cons

Supplied attachment only worked for seatpost. where it was hidden by my rear rack bag. It does have a fabric clip I used to attach to the racktop bag but it jostled off during a rough road ride and I lost it. I have yet to find a rear light with better fixtures so this problem is not unique to Planet Bike. I've taken to using a little dab of all purpose Goop on spots that shake apart. Makes changing batteries harder but that's only needed a couple of times a year.

Other Thoughts

I bought this after noticing one on a bike about a half mile ahead of me on a bright sunny day. With all the distracted divers I want to be visible as soon as possible.

StarStarStarStarStar Good light but be careful to snap it back together tightly.

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Nice and bright, long run time. I like these better than the rechargeable ones because I ride in the dark quite a bit, sometimes spontaneously, and I don't have to worry about it being charged enough when I want to go.

Cons

After the first battery replacement in this light I did a ride and near the end of the ride the insides fell out. You open it with a coin to replace the batteries and then it just snaps back in. I thought it was snapped in tight but apparently not tight enough to keep it from coming out after hitting a few bumps. See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts

To solve the falling out problem I just put a plastic tie wrap around it such that it doesn't cover the LEDs and now it can't come apart. It does make it more difficult to change the batteries mid ride so I now carry a second light as a spare and just swap it out. Alternatively you could go ahead and mount the 2nd light on your bike. It's always good to be plenty visible at night.

StarStarStarStarStar Great visibility, great battery life

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Not much to know...you get great battery life, it's visible from distance and it's convenient to clip to nearly anything.

Cons

None

StarStarStarStarStar good value for the money

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

good value for the money.

Cons

not as bright as some of the more expensive lights. clip on back will allow for the light to bounce off if you hit a hard bump.

StarStarStarStarStar Very Bright!

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Bright, very bright, did I mention it is bright!
Good battery life.
During my 5am trip to work everyone can see me.

Cons

Cover comes off very easy.
Would be a 5 star if it wasn't for this.

StarStarStarStarStar Best visibility .... be safe!

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: average

I now own 3. I'll buy another for my new Fatbike.

StarStarStarStarStar Super Flash

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: average

Very bright
Inexpensive

StarStarStarStarStar An Effective Helmet Tail Light

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

This light works perfect for my application. I use it on my helmet. I looped a zip tie thru the vents on the back of the helmet and clip this light on the tie. My helmet has a recess that this light fits into and the result is such that the light appears to be nearly integral with the helmet.

The light is bright enough to be seen during the day and the helmet mount gets it up high so as to be more easily noticed.

Cons

none

StarStarStarStarStar Very Satisfied

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

This is my go to taillight. It is very bright, has side visibility, and I appreciate that it is battery operated as opposed to USB, as you never know when you'll need to charge and batteries tend to generally be more accessible.

Other Thoughts

Buy this light if you want to be seen.

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