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CygoLite Hotshot 2W USB Rear Bike Light

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Be seen with the CygoLite Hotshot 2W USB rear bike light, which boasts a bright 2-watt LED bulb and 5 customizable flash modes.

  • Powerful 2-watt LED is paired with a specially designed reflector to maximize visibility; 5 useful flashing modes give you plenty of options
  • OSP (On-Site Programmable) technology means you can customize light flash speeds to suit your needs with a simple push of a button on the light
  • USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to 320 hrs. of flashing use (4.5 hrs. steady)
  • Weatherproof design for use in all riding conditions
  • USB cable and seatpost mount included with the CygoLite Hotshot 2W USB rear bike light

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CygoLite Hotshot 2W USB Rear Bike Light Specs
Best use
3 hours
Lithium ion
4.5 hours
26 - 320 hours
55 grams
Bulb type
Number of bulbs
Taillight mounting
Charge time
Integrated battery
Battery life on high
Battery life flashing

CygoLite Hotshot 2W USB Rear Bike Light

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CygoLite Hotshot 2W USB Rear Bike Lightis rated4.0out of5by7.
Rated5out of5byfromNice bright little tail lightI am pretty much a daily bike commuter that regularly is riding before daybreak and sometimes after nightfall. I was using 3 separate "cheap" tail lights since I have several miles of riding on streets and was having problems keeping them charged as well as not losing one while riding. So far after several weeks I have not had an problem with this light bouncing off my rack or bag. I used this light to replace one that was lost and I still use 2 of the "cheap" lights but plan to eventually replace them. I ride about 2.5-3 hours per day and the charge is lasting 3-5 days on slow blink mode. It is also brighter than what I had before. I am happy with it.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated5out of5byfromBright and visible. Pretty durable too!A fantastic USB-rechargable light. Simple to use, very bright with many customizable patterns. I use this largely during casual night rides, and occasionally during low-contrast (read: cloudy / rainy) days. It recharges in about 4 hours during the workday. My last one had the front rubber piece fall off, but CygoLite sent a replacement piece when I asked. The bottom rubber piece is also prone to breaking; this took a while and I didn't ask for a replacement one of those. Overall very pleased with this rear light.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated4out of5byfromgreat all around tail lightI bought this after getting the cygolite Expilion headlight and after loving that light and it's simplicity I decided to stick with Cygolite when my old tail blinker gave up the ghost. Cygolite has great customer service, is an American Company and make a product that has versatility in charging. You charge via an a/c wall plug or any USB port. I have the 1st gen of this light and the buttons are a softer rubber so they can shift a little but you can open the unit via tiny screws (I used the eyeglass repair kit I have) and reset the placement. The newer models don't have this problem. Other than that it's solid product that has a good clip and repacement parts are available via Cygolite's website.
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated5out of5byfromYou get what you pay far2 watts is very bright
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated4out of5byfromA good rechargeable back blinkyHave actually had a motorist tell me that he loved how "visable" i was. I was happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated1out of5byfromABYSMAL CUSTOMER SUPPORTCustomer Support and Documentation are worthless! OSP is a "Cute but Stupid" option. Commuting you want one of two things - constant or blink. The ability to manage blink rate, brightness, etc... with two buttons makes for a worthless product.
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated4out of5byfromReally really bright taillightThis is a really bright tail light. It is bright enough to use in daylight and to be easily seen from a significant distance. I compared it to the 1 W superflash model. In bright daylight I had the store salespreson hold them both up and from a distance this one was brighter. What I also like about it is it is very lightweight. This helps because I clip it onto my backback and when it gets jostled around there is not so much force as if this were heavy and it stays in place easily and will nto rip up the strap that I clip it to. Even though it is so small the batteries last a very long time on flash mode. I am using it 7 hours a week and I just recharge it at the end of the week. I have never had it stop flashing so I don't know how long the batteries last. The mini-usb charger is very convenient as I can charge from any computer. Disadvantages, lack of side illumination,and no low battery warning (that I know of - I charge regularly) Basically a great unit and definatley worthwhile for those of us that have gone to daytime lights.
Date published: 2012-11-01

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