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Topeak AlienLux rear light

Posted by Matt | February 5, 2010 | 3 comments so far

Topeak AlienLux rear light in pink
Could the Topeak AlienLux be the ultimate light for my pink accented singlespeed?

It’s a sign that you’ve probably reached the limit of color co-ordination on your bike when you start wondering about buying a matching rear light. But having seen this recently I was struck by it’s cuteness (oh dear!) and couldn’t help thinking how appropriate it would be on my pink singlespeed.

Sporting twin rear LEDs the Topeak AlienLux doesn’t appear to offer a great deal of light output but more than makes up for that by being a ‘talking point’. Which will be nice when they pick me up from the tarmac after being struck from behind by a driver claiming SMIDSY (Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You). Maybe I’m exploring the customisation trend a bit too much though. Certainly, I feel as though my Jey-dar should be twitching more than it is.

But a rear light, shaped like an alien with bulging red LED eyes sounds fine to me, and AndyC will surely be interested to hear that a green version is also available for his pimp machine. You have to press the alien’s forehead (not Andy’s) to turn it on. Cool!

On a serious note, I probably would go for this if the Alienlux wasn’t powered by two throw-away button cells which seems unnecessarily wasteful. It might be part of a growing trend too, with Exposure’s Spark also running on disposable batteries which seems a retrograde step in my view.

Filed under Mutterings, Trends in February 2010

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 3 comments on ‘Topeak AlienLux rear light’

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  1. James says:

    I think a deffo yes, AndyC had a similar light on Wednesday and it was seriously bright. Think he got it from on one.

  2. Dave says:

    The Exposure Spark is powered by CR123 batteries and rechargable ones are available from Dealextreme, for example. CR2023 are single use though and I agree that is a shame.

  3. Andy C says:

    In Green too? Please order me one when get your “In touch with my feminine side” version. Looks like I can flog my red skull light to James, as he seems to have been inpressed!

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