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NiteRider TL-5.0 Rear Bike Light


    NiteRider TL-5.0 Rear Bike Light

    This tail light features high efficiency and low battery consumption. See details

    • $8.95

    Item # 731473

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    This tail light features high efficiency and low battery consumption.

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    This tail light features high efficiency and low battery consumption.

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    This tail light features high efficiency and low battery consumption.

    • Four light modes (steady, flashing, running and random)
    • Can be seen up to 2000 feet (600 meters)
    • Compact design can be mounted to your seat post or clipped to your waistband
    • AAA batteries included


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    NiteRider TL-5.0 Rear Bike Light Specs
    Best use
    2 AAA
    70 hours
    160 hours
    81 grams
    Bulb type
    Number of bulbs
    Taillight mounting
    Integrated battery
    Battery life on high
    Battery life flashing

    NiteRider TL-5.0 Rear Bike Light

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    NiteRider TL-5.0 Rear Bike Lightis rated4.0out of5by2.
    Rated4out of5byfromFlexible mounting optionsSeveral reviews have commented about the lens attachment and the mounting bracket. I agree that the lens snap-on seems pretty stiff; I don't know how many battery changes it'll hold up for. I've changed batteries a half dozen times, and the lens is still secure so far. On the other hand, I'm mystified by the complaints about the mounting setup. The light assembly is designed with a belt clip that unsnaps and slides up out of a mounting bracket that's permanently attached to the seat tube, which is a common arrangement. I don't see why anyone would mount the clip to slide down instead of up, unless they missed another feature: there's a rotating joint built into the fixed mounting bracket, which allows the entire light assembly to be reoriented with the clip sliding downward, regardless of how the pieces were initially assembled. My REI store has a light mounted as a demo, and it works the same way. I have three of these lights. For a few bucks, they work reliably and are easy to unclip for other uses.
    Date published: 2013-12-14
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat Value, but Odd Clip DesignThe light itself offers great value and bright visibility w/o blinding, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the odd clip design. I first mounted it right-side-up (with the little belt clip snapping firmly down into the seatpost mount). I then realized while trying to remove it that there is a SECOND clip-in mount that allows the belt clip to be removed from the light body (though there seems to be no reason to do so--either a vestige of earlier clip design or perhaps for use with optional mount). The problem is that this second click-in connection is far less secure--I was able to simply push DOWN on the mounted light and have it fall off the bike (leaving the belt clip still securely attached to the bike mount). I like the light overall (better than the Cateyes in the same price range), so I will probably simply epoxy the belt clip into place so it can't fall out. For now, I have mounted the light upside-down to prevent it getting jiggled or knocked out. If you can spend a little more money and don't mind a vertical mounting position, the Planet Bike Blinky 7 offers better performance at the same weight (slightly bigger body). If only its on/off switch were easier to push!
    Date published: 2012-10-05

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