- Fibre Flare Ultimate Safety Rear Tail Light (Single)
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Fibre Flare Ultimate Safety Rear Tail Light (Single)
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 Ultimate Safety Rear Tail Light (Single)
- Length: 292mm
- Visible over 300 metres (over 1000 feet)
- Up to 20 times more illuminated surface area than regular rear lights
- 75hrs burntime (flashing mode) using 2 x AAA batteries
- Silicone slings for frame attachment are included k 180° + visability
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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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Magazine reviews for Fibre Flare Ultimate Safety Rear Tail Light (Single)
Review from Cycling Plus
Using an AAA battery enclosed in a rubber housing at either end, with a length of 'fibre optic' rod in between, makes for a highly visible strip of red light.
The housings at each end have pen-style clips on them, so you can attach them to clothing, bags and so on. They also come with handy rubber straps that allow you to mount them in various different places on your bike (the back of the seatpost or seatstays, for example) - making them a versatile rear light that's easy to fit and remove in seconds.
The run time in flashing mode was a little less than the claimed 70+ hours; we found they lasted 65 hours, at which point they were so dull there was no point using them.
We had no problems with water ingress and they're definitely shockproof. Having a pair of them, set off at different times to enable them to flash out of sync, gave a great deal of visibility from all angles.
Excellent addition to any legal lighting setup
Review from road.cc
Visible from up to 1200 feet, the Fibre Flare is a unique, ultra powerful LED further enhanced by its 360-degree beam. Attaching to a wide choice of surfaces courtesy of clever silicone mounting brackets, such attributes lend themselves particularly well to illuminating trailer/bikes. Sure, thirty quid's not cheap but with impressive run times, solid build quality and versatility there's little that comes close.
Fibre flare is defined as a portable safety device comprising of a flexible, solid core with a fibre optic element and a single high intensity LED at either end. The fibre optic components distribute this light along the entire length thus resulting in a retina assaulting discharge.
Available in two lengths (292 and 250mm) and in singular or twin packs, it either clips to bags and clothing or pretty much to any flat surface between 10 and 60mm diameters courtesy of two silicone "ladder" straps which can either be cut to size, or left should you intend swapping between bikes/accessories. However, while surprisingly tolerant of bending, proceed cautiously and don't exceed 45 degree angles. However, our smaller, 250mm test model was perfect for most areas-especially positioning on the seat posts of compact frames.
Enthusiastic riding through waterlogged roads has proven worry free thanks to superior weather sealing, albeit at the expense of speedy battery replacement- easier than some thanks to two AAA batteries but not the most enviable of tasks by the roadside. However with quoted 70 hour run-times in flashing mode (67 actual) means changes will be fairly irregular for all but the most habitual night owls. Of the two modes, flashing is most effective at grabbing driver attention especially emerging from side roads.
My one small criticism concerns the on/off switch which could be more positive, especially in gloved hands and living in these litigious times, I would run in addition to, rather than in place of traditional LEDs otherwise, a bad driver could escape prosecution on a technicality.
8 Super bright, revolutionary lights with fantastic output and runtimes. Could use a better switch though.
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Hope this helps.
So I'm wondering how long the strap is in terms of the largest circumference that it can contain when attached. (I would assume that the total length of the strap is a little longer as it probably has a tab to grab hold of, which is why I'm asking for the max circumference it can contain.)
The illuminated part is 14.5CM(5.8")
The flexible rubbery silicon straps will secure the light to any cross section of tubing
The fibre flare has two slide in clips, one at each end of the fibre flare. Simply slide one clip onto the cop of your chosen jersey rear pocket and then the bottom clip onto the bottom of your jersey. In doing so the top clip will prevent the fibre flare from slipping down and the bottom clip will prevent it from bouncing up and off.
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