- Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
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Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
Top Features of the Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
- Length: 250mm
- Ultra bright
- Flexible fibre optic core
- Omni-directional visibility (180 deg + mounted, 360 deg hand held)
- Up to 20 times more illuminated surface area than regular rear lights
- 75+ hours burn time (strobe) using 2 x AAA batteries
- Supplied with brackets and batteries
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Fibre Flare™ Side Lights - Specifically Green, Blue or Yellow in colour, Fibre Flare™ Side Lights are the ultimate way to boost your overall side visibility when riding at night, whilst adding a splash of colour to your ride.
Fibre Flare™ Side Lights are specifically intended to be used in combination with regulatory coloured bike lights (White front light and Red Tail light) to boost your overall side visibility.
How it Works?:
Fibre Flare™ is a portable self contained safety device having a flexible solid core side emitting fibre optic element interposed between two electronic housing ends; inside each of the housing ends is a single high intensity LED. When the LED’s illuminate they emit a high intensity uni-directional light beam that is directed into each end of the fibre optic core; the fibre optic then distributes the LED light input and illuminates along its entire length to emit a high intensity omni-directional light output visible from almost any direction at distances over 300 meters (constant or strobe).
Fibre Flare™ has integral fabric clips at either end, these can be used to fasten it to jerseys, jackets, bags etc.. As well as fastening using the fabric clips, Fibre Flare™ comes with two silicone ladder slings that slide over the fabric clip and allow Fibre Flare™ to be securely fastened to the bike frame.
About Rear Lights
Almost all bicycle rear lights use LEDs instead of filament bulbs as they are more reliable and use much less battery power, whilst also offering much higher levels of brightness. Used in flashing mode, they are very good at attracting attention from other road users. It's advisable to use at least two rear bike lights, a common configuration is one flashing and one in constant, this is highly advisable just in case one stops or becomes obscured.
In order to cycle on the road it may be a legal requirement in your country to use a light certified to a specific standard or an international equivalent. Most but not all lights sold on Wiggle are certified and labelled with a European CEN standard. Please check your country’s requirements to see if this is sufficient and if necessary contact the manufacturer to see if this light has been additionally certified for your country. Strangely some of the very best lights are not legal on their own and should be used with an additional legal backup light.
About the Fibre Flare brand
Fibre Flare™ is all about side visibility and being seen when you need it most... A new take on the trusty LED lights that we've all grown to love and rely on.. LED bike lights have been around for almost 10 years now and have changed very little.. Some say when you find a good thing stick to it.. we say.. why not make it better..? Yep bike lights light up; but what's the difference? Bike lights aren't all created equal.. Regular bike lights light up brightly in a one primary direction (uni-directional).. and generally work well for traffic approaching from behind you.. but what about traffic coming from the side and other angles? Fibre Flare™ uses high intensity LED's to illuminate a flexible fibre optic core that lights up all around in every direction (Omni-Directional).. it can be seen at distances over 300 meters .. and yes you can make it flash too.. and like most LED lights it lasts ages and uses regular (or rechargeable) AAA batteries.
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The ' ROAD VEHICLE LIGHTING REGULATIONS 1989' Reg.16 " says that "Except for emergency vehicles it is an offence to fit a blue warning beacon or special warning lamp or device resembling such, whether working or not"
However, the flash from one of these lights is pathetic when compared to the standard of the police emergency strobe and the word 'resembling' leaves this open to interpretation. My advice would therefore be that provided the other colours are used as an addition to your standard lights then there is not problem with using them.
Probably the only time where my knowledge as a police officer will come in handy on this site...
Certainly dealing with road spray fine, and silicon rubber caps are firm and seal well.
Reckon the bands themselves would stretch but may well be at thier limits.... but we all know the double ziplock trick :-)
Think you can mount it, on EVERYTHING!
For me, I have mounted a long fibre flare at my saddle with customized method.
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