Product courtesy of Soon Watt & Co. MSRP: SDG 18 Availibility: Now
First look the Topeak RedLite looks really ordinary makes me wonder what does this blinker has in store. Although there are already many other blinkers that come in sizes about the same as this. I?ve just got to say that this one is different. In its compact and nicely-designed casing, it actually contain 4 LEDS instead of the mentioned 3 LEDS on its website. The 4 LEDS offer light emission in a wider visual range (with 2 in the centre and the other 2 by the sides) and man they are definitely bright when turned on, ?. I mean switched on.
How it goes
There are 2 particular features that really caught my attention. Firstly it has an easy-to-mount on brackets. Being the type of person that is reluctant to read the manual before using the product, I mounted the blinker onto my bike with no hassle at all. The only time a screwdriver is needed during the mounting process is during the mounting of the bracket. The bracket is then to be secured to my seat post with a thick black elastic band. It can also be mounted on the seat stay with another smaller elastic band as well. And since it is a Topeak product, it has also provided another mounting bracket with the clip-on function that works well with their line of Wedge pack series saddle bags. For those who are not using their line of bags, fret not, the clip-on bracket works well on Camebaks too! The other feature that I particularly like is the ease of removal and changing of the batteries. No tools are even needed to remove the batteries. Very simple and absolutely no gimmicks. The blinker stays in place although I went through a bumpy and muddy trail ride one Sunday, and it does seem splash-proof to me since it is still in perfect working condition after all the mud and water had been splashed onto it.
The Topeak RedLite is a great blinker in small ways, and I?d definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a slim and compact blinker, but yet packs a punch.
Specifications (As obtain from the website http://www.topeak.com/global/redlite.php)
4 ultra bright red LED tail light with on/off, blinking and steady-on functions wide angle reflective lens mounts to seat post, Topeak seat bags, or seat stay
Bulb: 3 LED / 10000 hrs (lifetime) Battery: Lithium Battery (CR2032 x 2 pcs) Burn Time: 60 hrs (constant hour)
Size: (LxWxH) 1.8?x1.9?x0.8? Weight: 16 grams (without battery)