Reddit Reddit reviews Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 1W LED Tail Light

We found 9 Reddit comments about Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 1W LED Tail Light. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 1W LED Tail Light
Three-mode, 1.0-watt red LED taillight made for biker safety30-hour runtime in flashing mode; 15-hour runtime in steady modePrecision Euro reflector; weather resistant build; 1.5-second hold switchComes with batteries, backpack clip, and New Stayputnik seatpost mount attaches without toolszZz, zZzPOP!, cornea blitz, and rock steady modes; lifetime warranty against defects
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9 Reddit comments about Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 1W LED Tail Light:

u/kurtschwarz · 4 pointsr/bicycling

I'm using a Radbot 1000 by Portland Design Works, it is super bright and its pretty cheap.

u/Smaskifa · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

The Portland Design Works Radbot comes with an attachment that will mount to the back of a rack. It takes 2 AAA batteries. It's a very nice light.

u/christopherness · 2 pointsr/chicago

To everyone who rides: Please use lights at night. Even if you think it's lame, I can't stress enough how important they are. Motorists are accustomed to looking for lights when it's dark out. That's just normal. If you're riding without any, you're essentially making yourself invisible to them until they're practically on top of you.

I run the Radbot 1000 as my taillight and it's pretty fucking awesome. It runs a 1watt LED that is soooo bright. You can't even look at it because it will blind you. It's impossible for cars not to see me and they steer clear of me by a huge margin whenever it's running.

As for my headlight, I'm running the Blaze 1watt. It's pretty damn bright as well. I highly recommend both of these lights.

And something you might not be aware of, if you're a victim of a hit-n-run or similar accident with a vehicle and it's found that you weren't running lights, you make it extremely difficult to win a settlement that you might desperately need to pay for your hospital bills. Food for thought.

u/CallousedFoot · 2 pointsr/NYCbike

Most people are going to recommend USB rechargeable lights - however, if you're like me and want to stick to AA/AAA lights, I personally love the Radbot 1000 (it has a reflector built in as a backup), and the Superflash Turbo (different company, but mount compatible with the Radbot).

u/nrhinkle · 1 pointr/bicycling

Read the post?

  • Mars 4.0: 5.5x brighter, $4 cheaper, battery doesn't last as long
  • Cateye Rapid 5: 3.5x brighter, $6 more expensive, lasts longer
  • PDW Radbot 1000: 4.2x brighter, $1 cheaper, battery slightly shorter. Uses the same mount and has more flash patterns.
  • Cygolite Hotshot: 10x brighter, $3-10 more expensive depending where you get it, battery lasts more than 2x as long, rechargeable
u/QUADD_DDAMAGE · 1 pointr/NYCbike
u/karthikonaplane · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

>bike lights for nighttime

And don't skimp on these. I use these:

Front: MiNewt 300 (300 lumens) - lights up the road like this

Back: Radbot 1000 - lighting looks like this

[Edit] The front light is probably overkill when you have streetlamps. However at night, the beam projects pretty far in front of your bike, giving drivers at cross streets a good warning that you're coming. This is especially useful when you don't have stop sign but cross traffic does - they're more likely to wait for you to pass since they can actually see you.