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Cateye TL-LD570 Reflex Auto Light : Preview

by Bike Shop Girl

A new light was recently released, the Reflex Auto TL-LD570, from Cateye. What is so unique about the light? It turns itself on and off utilizing optic and motion sensors.  If this system really works, I’ll save myself a handful of batteries per year by leaving my light on at night when I leave the bike.  My only concern about this light is that it uses darkness to help detect when the light goes on, personally I like to run my light all the time.

We have a test light on the way for review, will report back once I have more details.

Cateye Reflex Auto TL-LD570From Cateye

The Reflex Auto tail light has both optic and motion sensors to determine when to automatically activate the light.  When darkness and motion are detected the light turns on instantly!

The combination of active and passive safety help provide even more visibility.  The active safety refers to our standard tail light technology, perfected over years of development.  The passive safety component refers to our outstanding CPSC reflector design that has exceeded highest governmental standards for many years.

The 5 super-bright modes, over 180 degrees of visibility, and various mount options will help you stand out from the crowd and guarantee you’ll be noticed at night! – Cateye.com

More Details

  • MSRP : $30-33 per
  • One high power center LED + four 5mm LEDs
  • 5 super-bright modes
  • Up to 120 hrs of runtime (Reflex Auto Rear)
  • Up to 60hrs of runtime (Reflex Auto Front)
  • Runs on 2 AAA batteries
 
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6 Responses to “Cateye TL-LD570 Reflex Auto Light : Preview”

  1. Rider says:

    The fact that it is also a reflector makes this very attractive – it overcomes one of the drawbacks of most lights (no reflector).

  2. Bradley Dean says:

    I look forward to the review, this sounds like a good light. I’d consider switching if it’s as bright as the SuperFlash. I’m always forgetting to turn on and off my lights.

    To run it in daytime, just put some tape over the light sensor.

  3. Joe M says:

    I wonder how secure it is on the bike. I often leave my bike at the train station during the day when I commute into the city. It’d be nice not to take my lights on and off all the time…

  4. Ellen says:

    Hello Bike Friends- Ellen here from CatEye with a few thoughts and replies for you. Please let me know if you have any other questions. We are happy to help, message me http://twitter.com/cateyebicycle

    Bike Shop Girl
    Thanks for the post. We have versions available, the Reflex Auto and a standard Reflex for a few dollars less.

    The standard Reflex version will allow you to simply use the light in a manual mode, and allow you to run the light in bright daylight, and save you a few dollars at the same time!

    Bradley Dean
    The reflector gives you extra visibility over all other tail lights. The lens has been developed to provide over 180 degrees of visibility, helping to prevent collisions from side angles. Vehicles can not typically see bicycles from driveways or side streets.

    You can trick the light and put tape over the sensor, but it may be more advantageous to use the standard CatEye Reflex version with manual on/off and save a few dollars.

    Joe M
    Good news! When the light is mounted to a rack there is an optional “lock screw” that you may use to firmly attach the light to the rack bracket. This will help prevent most thieves!

    These lights are brand new and will be available at your local bike shop soon – or request that your favorite shop order one up for you & let me know what you think! Tailwinds, Ellen

  5. Pegasus says:

    Ellen,
    I live and ride daily in Portland, Or. From September to May, on my evening commute, I am surrounded by a cacophony of flashing bike lights. Over the last few years, LED lights have become stronger and brighter so much so that I find I have to look down and away from the other cyclists flashing lights that it puts me at risk for an accident.
    I have spent time researching bike lighting and can’t find the research that says this type of lighting reduces bike vs car accidents. It seems to be that we use flashing lights because they make us feel safer. Can you comment on this? What research does CatEye use in their light design? Why does Germany ban flashing bike lights?

    And as you can guess, I ride with steady beam only.

    Best,
    pegasus

  6. I like the combo of reflector and LED.

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