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I am getting frustrating because most of back red lights are not waterproof and everytime I cycled on wet road or in the rain, the light died because water gets in it. 

Which one is 100% waterproof? 

 

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3 minutes ago, American Flyers said:

I am getting frustrating because most of back red lights are not waterproof and everytime I cycled on wet road or in the rain, the light died because water gets in it. 

Which one is 100% waterproof? 

 

Not sure if anything is 100% waterproof but my Lezyne light has served me well over the years with no issues.

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2 minutes ago, Rudii said:

Not sure if anything is 100% waterproof but my Lezyne light has served me well over the years with no issues.

+1 on the Lezyne. Have been caught in some monster down pours and its still working faultlessly.

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Have experience with both the Bontrager flare r and the Garmin and they are both great options. The varia is a bit more pricey though but has added benefits

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My first vote is the Garmin Varia - offers much much more than a simple light. 2nd vote goes to the Flare - it's a good light. Both of these are said to be visible from 1km - expect to be blinded when you take it out the package from just 30cm!!

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On 5/20/2022 at 12:53 PM, American Flyers said:

I am getting frustrating because most of back red lights are not waterproof and everytime I cycled on wet road or in the rain, the light died because water gets in it. 

Which one is 100% waterproof? 

 

I don't know who can guarantee 100% waterproof...

But, I have had good experience with this little guy.
I use it with the saddle rail mount, so its more compact and neater.

Edit:
Having said that, if I was to get a new light, I would pony up and get that Bontrager Flare to match my headlight.
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https://www.giant-bicycles.com/za/recon-tl-100-2020
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/za/recon-tl-200-100-saddle-rail-mount-2020

Review: 
https://road.cc/content/review/269121-giant-recon-tl-100

 

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Varia, Flea and Flare.  Trust me, used during Durban floods and more.

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I'm pretty partial to the Blackburn lights. Especially after accidentally putting one through the washing machine with no ill effects!

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11 hours ago, NC_lurker said:

I'm pretty partial to the Blackburn lights. Especially after accidentally putting one through the washing machine with no ill effects!

Ah the old washing machine test, it is one of my favourites.

my Garmin hrm survived a few washes, but eventually died. My polar hrm died after one wash. I haven’t washed the wahoo one yet.

A few weeks ago I washed a Toyota Corolla key fob, just before I was about to take the car back to the airport in Houston and fly back home. Luckily it survived.

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Bontrager Flare RT

 

Awesome little light...can be controlled by a Garmin head unit and shows status and battery % on the Garmin. Light comes on automatically when you start recording a ride and goes off when you pause the ride. I have the headlight too..

 

https://www.trekbikes.com/za/en_ZA/equipment/bike-accessories/bike-lights/bike-rear-lights/bontrager-flare-rt-rear-bike-light/p/23999/

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