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With its small size, weather resistance, and near limitless mounting options, there is no reason to not have the Nite Ize TwistLit LED taillight on your bike when you need it. The light features rubberized twist ties, which allow you to mount it to just about any structure on your bike, and its so compact, you may even forget it‘s there for those rides when a taillight is not needed. The TwistLit also provides peace-of-mind knowing you don‘t have to worry about those “I wish I had a taillight” situations sneaking up on you again.
The rubberized legs of the light allow it to hold on a variety of surface shapes. The light does feature a rounded back for flush mounting on round-tubes, but it sits well on flat surfaces too. The legs are long enough for oversized tubing, but also can be twisted out of the way for mounting on smaller tubes. The soft rubber coating of both the light and legs not only grips well, but is friendly to all finishes.
The Nite Ize TwistLit offers two modes: flash and steady. Both modes are bright enough to get the attention of motorists even in daylight. Thankfully, the TwistLit does not follow a worrying trend I have noticed lately with some of the taillights I have seen and used. It appears that many brands are going for sleek packaging and smaller lights, often resulting in a disturbing lack of side-visibility. This can create quite a hazard while approaching 90 degree intersections and side streets. The TwistLit offers nice side-visibility even with the light facing to the rear. Another bonus to this light‘s mounting design is that it can be mounted side-facing on seatstays for wonderful side-visibility.
The Nite Ize Twistlit is offered in white, red, and disco light colors. The disco cycles through several colors and gives visibility with a touch of fun. The TwistLit is operated by simply pushing the light. Burn times are listed at 20 hours on steady and 25 hours on flash. The light is powered by two CR2016 lights which can easily be changed when the light is out of juice.
The TwistLit is available through the Nite Ize website. Be sure to browse the site for a variety of other products, including the Gear Ties. I always have some of those with me on my long gravel rides. I have found many uses for them including securing spare tubes to my saddle rails.
The low cost of the Nite Ize TwistLit lights at $8.99 each makes it easy (and wise) to buy two of them, so you are visible to drivers approaching from either side. In fact, purchasing 3 for 180+ degrees of visibility would still cost you less than 30 bucks. Heck, buy a Disco TwistLit for your bars. You can‘t ever be too visible. As I seem to recall a great philosopher of our time saying, “Mo‘ brighter, mo‘ better.” Or something like that.
– Alex (Steak Sauce)
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the TwistLit for free from Nite Ize, in consideration for review publication.