> >>>>> Or you could do what sensible people do and use a battery-powered
> >>>>> LED rear light, which, unlike a front light, will run for the
> >>>>> best part of a Randonneur Round The Year season on a pair of
> >>>>> AAAs.
> >>>> No argument there, but someone in this thread was trying to find
> >>>> an LED bulb for their rear dynamo powered light. The whole thing
> >>>> is ridiculous.
> >>> Nobody at all mentioned looking for a rear dynamo bulb! You
> >>> continue to astonish us.
> >> Of late, even dedicated dynamo aficionados run head only, very few
> >> wired tail lamps now. ?Once seen as a 'freebie' unit, ?LED blinkies
> >> (especially mounted high, on the rider) have made tail lamps more
> >> 'free and worth every penny'.
> >> Not advocating here, just reporting.
> > I don't think any of the riders I know with dynamos are using a wired
> > taillight, nor do I. ?The battery powered LEDs are good enough.
> I do, but simply because I'm lazy (same reason I went with a dynamo in
> the first place.) ?I like my bike to be just like a car, hop on and go.
bike, for several reasons:
1) Redundancy. (I've had a blinky lose its lens and batteries on a
2) Experimentation. My generator taillight is controlled by a switch
on the handlebars, so I can examine its effect on the brightness of my
halogen headlamp. (It's noticeably brighter with the taillight off,
one reason a person might change to an LED taillight.)
3) It's there! I have no motivation to take it off.
But all that applies only to my utility bike. All my other bikes do
fine with battery-powered LED blinkies.
- Frank Krygowski