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Planet Bike's Blinky Superflash Tail Light is the brightest battery powered tail light on the market, with maximum visibility in a compact, durable package.

  • 1/2-watt power LED plus 2 red LED's for visibility up to one mile
  • Unique flash pattern
  • Soft-touch power switch accesses flashing or steady mode
  • Up to 100 hours of run time on two AAA batteries (included)
  • Ultra-compact, vertical design is weatherproof, lightweight and durable
  • Includes bike mounts and clip mount for multiple mounting options.
  • Choose from original red reflector/white back or stealth clear reflector/black back
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Reviewed 3/12/2009
by Jay (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
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Portland, OR
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13 of 15 customers found this review helpful.
Best battery powered tail light

We sell more of these tail lights than all the others put together. And for good reason. This light is not only very bright, but the flash pattern and white LED with lens make it very easy to see from a considerable distance. If you don't want to spring for the Dinotte Tail Light, this Planet Bike Blinky is the one to get.

The light is fairly light and mounts easily on a seat tube. The AAA batteries last a surprisingly long time. In my experience, it stands up well to weather although we have had a few customers report problems with leakage but this is out of many hundreds of customers.

Strongly recommended.

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Reviewed 4/13/2015
by DogFather
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Memphis, TN
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Incredible bang for the buck

This must be the one of the best ones out there, because I see it on so many high-dollar bikes. When I purchased it, I thought it was a cheapo, crappy taillight that would just be a token safety measure. Turns out it packs a punch! This sucker is BRIGHT. Of course, on a clear sunny day, don't waste your battery, wear day-glo clothing instead. But at dawndusk, an overcast day, or darting in and out of the shadows, this light has your posterior covered. My favorite feature is that it takes basic AAA batteries, and they last a LONG time.

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Reviewed 1/8/2015
by Norcal rider
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auburn ca
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Seat post mount is weak link

I can't really add anything about the positive features of this product. After getting stuck out in the (unexpected) fog I started to dwell on getting some type of tail light. It also hit me like a ton of bricks that instead of trying to dress like a circus clown with my slightly garish jerseys that a tail light would make perfect sense in my neck of the woods. I ride narrow back county roads with narrow or often no shoulders. Even during the summer months there is a lot of shade, depending on the time of day. I realize that I am not completely visible. I researched the heck out of tail lights and the Super Flash was high on the list. The only weak link is the mounting system. The screw for the mount is small and I almost stripped it. The slot is small and won't take much messing around with. Makes switching between bikes rather bothersome, or impossible. Portland Design Works uses the same mount for their tail lights that is tool-free silicone rubber ($6.00). I purchased one of these and it is a better mount that comes with the Super Flash. Just clip it on the seat post and you are good to go. No tools needed. I don't know if the good folks at BikeTiresDirect will even print this, but this would be a good product for you guys to offer. Either than or Planet Bike needs to offer the same type of mounting system. Only prob is it is only good for a seat post mount. Incidentally- I tried to mount my Super Flash on my seat stay, the tapered stays on my frame would not allow this, unless it was mounted very low and I did not like that position. I gave it 4 star over all rating because of the mount. Otherwise it's a 5 star. Good product.

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Thank you so much for the feedback and recommendation. We appreciate any information that helps us make better purchasing choices for all our customers. I'll pass along your suggestion. Thanks again! Anna BTD
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Reviewed 3/16/2015
by Anonymous
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Not very bright during day time.

I was hoping this light would be bright enough to make me more visible during day time, and hence incite motorists to give me the 3 ft space. It is absolutely useless during day time.

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Reviewed 3/2/2015
by Anonymous
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Always consider safety first

Light mounts easily and the strobe is highly visible. I use it for every ride especially early-morning rides. Works great I would recommend this for any rider.

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Reviewed 10/23/2014
by Drsonny
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Memphis
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best tailight best value. I have used these for years

I would have given the older versions of this light a 5 star rating even though they were subject to leaking in the rain and the switch would corrode. Planet Bike has always stood behind these 100% and have replaced the few I sent them. However, the newer version of this light is much improved and the switch is redesigned and more corrosion resistant...now it's a 6 star. I like the fact that it is battery operated and NOT rechargable...just more dependable. They are cheap enough where I always use two...one on my helmet and one of each of my 3 bikes. They just work great.

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Reviewed 10/23/2014
by B''ham Biker
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Bellingham, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good Light, Very Easy on Batteries, But Easily Disappeared!

Bought this light several years ago, it always worked well, never took more than one set of batteries, however today it just disappeared off of the back of my bike. No someone did not steal it, the flashing mechanism (Red lens and the rest of the works, including batteries) just fell of the base and was lost somewhere on my ride. It simply fell apart I guess. If the clip had given up and I would have lost the whole thing, that would have been one thing. But to have the thing fall apart like it did was frustrating. Now I have the white plastic base and no light. There is some kind of design flaw that allowed this to happen.

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Reviewed 1/20/2014
by Jeff
Newtown, CT
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Easy to install, doesn't come off when hitting large bumps, nice and bright, perfecto!

Use it for most club rides in Westchester, NY and is nice and bright with various settings and battery seems to last.

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Reviewed 10/21/2014
by Tuna
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Westchester Co. NY
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Bright, compact, lightweight, clip stays in place on the back of my helmet

Why would anyone pay more? This is a great taillight at a disposable price.

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Reviewed 12/30/2013
by Shakesman
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BE SEEN!!

This is an excellent, potentially life saving product.

When I ride on the road, in the fog, at night, I'm no longer invisible.

Needles to say, it's also very good in daylight because it really is that bright.

This is an inexpensive, simple, and easy to mount product that will increase your visibility to those inattentive people driving tons of bicycle crushing metal.

Spend the money and feel a lot more confident on your rides.

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Reviewed 12/11/2013
by Tarwheel
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Raleigh, NC
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The old standby

I've been using PB Superflashes for years, while commuting and recreational rides. For the money, it is hard to beat. There are brighter taillights but they cost more and their batteries don't last as long. The main drawback to the SF is that the on-off switch can be fickle to operate. Sometimes it's hard to activate or turn off, or it cycles through more than one mode. On the plus side, the SF lasts a very long time before the batteries need to be recharged or replaced - much longer than other lights I have used.

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Reviewed 12/12/2013
by Road4Track
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Seattle
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Blinky Blinkmeister

This is a very easy to see, easy to use tail light that anyone behind you can see! The only thing that is a drag is that it bounced off my saddlebag and into oblivion. I'd say the clip for attaching the light to a backpack, jersey, or saddlebag in my case, could be a little more sturdy, but this type of thing happens to pretty much any light when one uses the clip. Since mine is gone I hope somebody found it and is using it now.

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Reviewed 11/22/2013
by bikefriendly
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Portland, OR
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GREAT TAIL LIGHT WITH EXCELLENT VISIBILITY!

I have this same tail light on 2 of my bikes because they radiate in the dark. Flashing strobe with a solid mount.

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Reviewed 11/18/2013
by Anonymous
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
amazing lights..

It can be viewed at one mile, very bright light, super cool..

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Reviewed 11/1/2013
by Anonymous
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Excellent light.

Light is easy to see from a long distance. Brackets work well on my recumbent bike. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 9/19/2013
by Steve
Arkansas
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tail light

Excellent for recumbent bike visibility.

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Reviewed 9/13/2013
by Anonymous
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Blinkity blink blink

Very bright and you maybe able to trigger siezures

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Reviewed 9/13/2013
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Blinkity blink blink

Very bright and you maybe able to trigger siezures

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Reviewed 7/13/2013
by Anonymous
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Very bright and effective light

Just they made a blackred variant instead of just redwhite or clearblack. I don't think clear is legal for rear light if you don't also have a red reflector - but don't quote me on that. But I do love this light. I have it attached to my saddle pack.

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Reviewed 2/28/2013
by LSA
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Best AAA Battery Back Light I've Used

The light is used for late rides where the return trip is at dusk. I use it in flasher mode which extends the battery life quite a bit. Best for road use, as I have had it come off of the mounting clip on bumping trails on my mtb.

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Reviewed 2/28/2013
by Delfairen
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Vancouver, WA
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Bright and seems robust

Good deal on sale not the brightest but not the dimmest by a long shot. Also the battery seems to last a while.

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Reviewed 1/17/2013
by blindwolf
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Awesome light

Overall this is a great light! Very bright, has a cool flash pattern, energy efficient. My only gripe is the on-off switch. It requires a lot of searching for the exact right spot to push, and then a lot of pressure to turn on-off. Maybe I'm being picky? The only flaw in an otherwise super product!

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Reviewed 1/7/2013
by Longhaulbiker
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Good light but better ones are available

I am always impressed when I see a rider up ahead using this light. But, I know for a fact that brighter ones exist because I have 2 lights that are even brighter. Both came from BTD. I gave my Superflash to a friend who is using it daily.

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Reviewed 11/1/2012
by John
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This really catches your attention

This light catches your attention when it comes into view. A bright red blinking light and it seems visible from a very wide angle of view. And in the dark is it difficult to miss, even if not looking directly at it. The price seems more than fair for how well it works. I cannot recall how many hours are on the batteries, so suffice to say they last quite a while. I am sure that I have 70 hours at this point. I have have had no issues at all and I have bought three of these lights. Two for my present bikes and a replacement for one that turned up missing.

I would buy again.

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Reviewed 10/25/2012
by Kybackpacker
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Radcliff KY
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Really Bright!

I wanted a light that would wake up drivers when they approach me from the rear. This light does that. It is really bright and can be seen from a long way off which is what you want when you are riding beside any highway or on those country roads. I hope I can find a similar light for the front.

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Reviewed 10/24/2012
by Anonymous
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Great visability

Great in low light conditions

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Reviewed 10/18/2012
by Mark N
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Fits Perfect

This light fits perfectly on my seat post or clips nicely to my jersey. Easy to clip on or off the bike. Very bright light that is very visible at night or low light hours.

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Reviewed 10/12/2012
by Burkeschmidt
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Salem, OR
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Planet Bike Blinky Superflash Tail Light is the most visible one around.

This tail light can be clearly seen from a significant distance by motorists who are paying attention. The are even quite visible during the day. The installation options are excellent. As the lead cyclist for out and back running races, these lights get oncomming runners' attention and aid in enableling me to clear the way for the first place runner as we pass back through the pack.

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Reviewed 8/6/2012
by RoseRydr
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The only tail light you'll ever need!

I think this is the best tail light out there. I've tried others but this one has survived through rain and being jettisoned off my saddle bag on a super bumpy descent. It's really bright yet doesn't burn the retinas of my friends riding behind me. They've improved the chain stay mount so it stays put and the light stayed on it on that same really bumpy descent. It's everything you need in a tail light and at a great price.

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Reviewed 7/13/2012
by iowaz
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Superflash is a must for road safety.

Having sampled a couple dozen different lights over the decades, the best there is. Especially good for training alone. I use two on the front and two on the back of the helmet clipped over zip-ties. Local bad roads or cyclocross eventually destroy everything mounted to the bike. I still have the 0.5 watt lights, buy the new 1.0 watt version.

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