German Customers Please Note:
Wichtiger Hinweis: Dieses Produkt darf in Deutschland nicht an Fahrzeugen im Sinne der Straßenverkehrszulassungsordnung verwendet werden.
Important notice: In Germany, this product may not be used on vehicles in the meaning of the Road Traffic Admission Ordinance.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous 8 years+, still going strong
Admittedly it sat in a shed doing nothing for a few years, but it never rusted or died, now it's back in action in a supporting role on my helmet, albeit with cellotape! Good light, and good power efficiency. Good value for money. Recommended.
22 January 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Good but could be better!
I've had this light for about four years, using it for commuting on a Brompton (where it fits nicely mounted horizontally under the saddle). I generally use it in the 'all five flashing together' mode and do about 5 miles a day.
Good points - it's bright, reliable, and has long battery life.
Bad points - it takes a 4 seconds continuous push on the button to turn off (just a bit too long to be convenient, so I generally push the button four times to cycle it through to 'off'); I've found some brands of rechargeable AAA batteries seem to come up a bit small and there is not sufficient 'spring' in the contacts to compensate. It is almost impossible to access the contact at the far end of the battery housing as the cover plate only gives access to one end. I've had to resort to wedging tin foil between the accessible contact and the battery to keep everything snug!
Worst point: The mounting system wears away with road vibration, resulting in the light jumping out of its mount and (as it did yesterday) under the wheels of the following van! It relies on a small plastic protrusion to secure the light to the mount and although I almost never remove it from my bike, its worn away and I've been relying on a combination of gaffa tape and blu-tak to keep it attached for a year or two now.
In its favour I can report that even after being run over by a Ford Transit, the light still appears to work - although though now minus its red lens!
26 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Small flash long life
I've owned 2 of these cat eye rear light's for about 4 years on two separate bikes one road and one mountain. Only had to stripe and clean them once due to been completely covered in mud for about two hours, popped new battery's in and they still worked as good as new. Not the brightest but a good solid working rear light.
30 March 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Great light
I have both one of these and also a Balckburn I've recently purchased, and would have to say I prefer this light for one very good reason. When riding with my winter gloves on, you can easily reach back and turn this light on due to its large button. With the blackburn, the switch is very small which makes turning it on whilst riding very difficult with winter gloves. The cateyes I've had seem to last a couple of years, but are used daily in winter as I commute to work by bike along an old railway line in all weathers, and are also used on winter training rides. When the blackburn gives up, I'll get one of these again to replace it.
30 March 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous A decent light but needs drying after each ride
I bought this light to use mountain biking round the high peak. first thoughts were really good. The mounting bracket was easy to install and the light held in place throughout many of road rides.The actual light is really bright and can be seen quite clearly. However ive only used this light for 1 summer and 1 winter and it has stopped working. The battery cover isnt waterproof and the battery terminals have corroded badly.i tried to dry the inside of the light but it still wont come back to life.
20 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous A good buy
I've used this back light for two winters now, and I've had no problems yet. Unsurprisingly, it has sometimes been soaked, but this has had no effect on it. Another reviewer said that his rusted up, but this hasn't happened to mine - the inside stays dry. The different light modes are useful, as they make you more noticeable than a simple on/off flash would. Despite having so many LEDs, I've only had to change the battery once.
Overall, a great product.
09 September 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Electron's lookalike is better
I bought this after the fitting on my similar Electron rear light eventually broke. In comparison to that light, this one is arguably nicer to look at, but it is darker, has worse sideways-on visibility and has fewer light modes (it has four including two “knightriders”, compared to seven for the Electron which includes two speeds of all flashing). It still does an okay job, but I wish I had bought another Electron light and been more careful with the fitting. I can’t really comment on durability yet but judging from the other review it sounds like I will need to dry it out after using it in the rain.
30 July 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Dissapointment
Thinking this would be the best tail light from Cateye - its a bit of a let down really. First of all one of the LEDs is dimmer than the other 4. The battery compartment lid is not waterproof and lets the water in. The contacts on the battery and light have gone rusty as a result and no longer works. Finally the mounting bracket has worn and the light is no longer fixed to the bike securely and will fall off it die course. The light is just over a year old and has been used for a 20 mile daily commute.
15 March 2011