Calvin vs bike

New taillight

I got a new taillight today. I can recommend it as a heck of a nice light, easily the nicest self-contained light I have. It isn't as bright as the MagicShine, but the MagicShine uses a 4 cell external LiIon battery pack and is as bright as a car taillight.

The Cygolite Hotshot is a bitty little thing yet is quite bright. It has a built-in rechargable battery and charges off of USB. It's fairly water resistant and feels quite durable compared to other lights. $27 at Amazon makes it a heck of a deal.

In the comparison videos below, the Hotshot may look weak but keep in mind it's next to a MagicShine. If I put it next to your average bike blinkie, it would rule. I'm going to be using it as my 2nd light, up on my helmet.

Here is the comparison in daylight
Here they are at night
Here are the blink modes

You can speed or slow any of the modes with the 2nd button on this.
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