While cycling around at night, you need two kind of lights to be installed on your bike. One in front (head light) and another in rear (tail light). The headlight play a role to illuminate your way while the tail light can hugely improve your visibility to let the drivers see your presence. You may need $30 to $50 on good lights, but the medical costs from a single accident would far surpass that initial investment.
There are countless options to choose a good bicycle tail light ranging from cheap $3 flashers to blindingly bright $200 powerhouses.
And among those options Cygolite Hotshot is a good one to consider
Riding around with the Hotshot you will find the drastic difference than other taillights in the class. This light is the brightest you can find for under $50. The battery also lasts a ridiculously long time – on the triple-flash setting with the default frequency, it lasted for 120 hours before dimming. Even if you just recharge it once a week you would be fine
As the battery is not user-replaceable though, it's better to charge it before long rides. Overall, the Hotshot is a great light: It's light, sleek and nice look, and has a long life battery, but there are a few downsides. It has a poor mounting mechanism. The screw is small, making it bit hard to install. The notches in the clip are small and weak, meaning that it doesn’t take a big bump to push the light out of position, and every time this happens, the grip loosens until you have to pull out your screwdriver again.
Another negative point is the control buttons. They are also a pain to use. Because the speed adjust button is right next to the power/mode button, it’s hard to operate properly with gloves on. It's take a single press to turn the light on, but the button is hard enough to press that you will not be turning it on by accident. Turning it off is also not easy. You have to hold down for more than 2 seconds until you see a brief final flas
Despite the issues with the mount and buttons, this light is without a doubt the best bang for your buck. The ability to reprogram the frequency and brightness is particularly appealing for those of us who ride in varied environments.
Cygolite provide the Hotshot in two versions: One with a USB charging cable (compatible with any computer or standard USB power adapter), and the other with the cable and a wall charger adapter.
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