Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light

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Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light
The Nashbar Beacon Tail Light is an extremely bright bike tail light. The .5 watt LED plus 2 standard LED's and designed optics create a beam visible for hundreds of yards in a wide ranging arc. The bracket mounts to just about any diameter seat post or seat stay and includes a clothing clip for easy mounting to a bag or jersey. Runs in 3 modes, 1 steady and 2 flashing. Run time is 20 hours in steady, 50 hours in flash mode. Includes 2 AAA batteries. Click for Instruction Manual
  • The Beacon bicycle tail light uses a powerful 1/2 watt LED focused by an optical lens to produce light visible from a distance of 2,000 ft
  • Choose from 3 modes -- steady and 2 different flashing patterns
  • Adjustable bracket and clothing clip let you put this light on almost any seatpost, seatstay or clothing accessory
Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light
  • RUN TIME 20-50hrs
  • BRIGHTNESS 1/2 Watt
  • MODES 3
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light
 
4.4

(based on 73 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (37)
  • Durable (25)
  • Versatile (22)
  • Great visibility (11)
  • Bright (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (48)
  • Commuting/city (36)
  • Rear safety light (11)
  • Good for commuting (9)
  • Mountain biking (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (45), Casual/ recreational (15), Commuter (7), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (30), Comfort oriented (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

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4.0

GREAT customer service

By jd

from LI,NY

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

    I purchased the light based on price and ratings and was very happy with the performance of the light. Bright, efficient and durable. When the light suddenly stopped working, I contacted Nashbar and without question or hesitation, the light was replaced. Thanks Nashbar!

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Must have for every Road Biker

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    By EdQ57

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

      Bright enough for daytime use

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Bright and the Right Size

      By Mattman21

      from Madison, WI

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      Pros

      • Features
      • Size
      • Visibility

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking
        • Safety

        Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

        Great price on a very bright light. Compared to a lot I see on the road, this one is more easily visible. Have only had a couple of weeks, so I hope it's durable!

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

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        By Golfergreat

        from Surprise AZ

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        Pros

        • Simple To Use

        Cons

        • Not As Bright As Some

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

        Simple to install, easy to turn off and on. Not as bright if you are mainly using it in day time situations as others.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Light

        By Dick

        from SE Wisconsin & Centeral Florida

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

          I have purchased 4 of these lights for friends and gifts.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great, Simple, Economical Light

          By RailNet Roger

          from Colleyville, TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

            Light weight and reasonably powerful for the price/size. Provides for warning trailing drivers for my purpose of early evening riding. Remove the batteries if you are not using the light for an extended period.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            nice bright light

            By Roy

            from SC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Battery Life Flashin
            • Lightweight
            • Very bright

            Cons

            • No Con

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

            If a driver cant see you with this light on then they must be blind. it can been see from a long distance which provides better saftey

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good Visibility

            By JKC

            from Sacramento, CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Funky Attachment

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

            more than adequate

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Compact and Bright

            By Eph Juantov

            from Fremont, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

              For the price, this is one of the better taillights out there. Although it requires AAA batteries, which contributes to a heavier light, its good enough to be "seen". It has 3 LED's with one on top being the brightest. Nice to have 3 modes of operation, though it would be nice to have different frequency for pulsing instead of the current On/Off mode.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth every penny!!!!

              By Brian Bear

              from Bayonne,N.J.

              About Me Avid Cyclist

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Will Buy Another Soon

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Extreme Sports
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Beacon 1/2 Watt LED Tail Light:

                I love this item,it's easy to work with without headaches.
                The beam is "BRIGHT"!!!
                Enough Said!!!

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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