Be seen and ride safe with a compact and powerful set of front and rear daytime running lights. The all-new Flare RT is smaller, more powerful, and features a longer battery life. The Ion 200 RT packs the same technology into a 200 Lumen front bike light. Both lights are USB rechargeable, include easy-to-mount brackets, and feature a distinctive flash setting that is visible from up to 2 km away.
Specifically designed focus, flash, and range offers ultimate daytime visibility
Flare RT provides ultimate visibility for any road, city, or path
Ion 200 RT provides 200 lumens of visibility via high-power CREE LED bulbs
Integrated light sensor auto-adjusts brightness to your environment
Connect with Garmin® and Bontrager ANT+ devices for always on, battery status, and wireless control
Easily attaches to your handlebars, helmet, or bike mount
Includes Ion 200 RT, Flare RT, Quick Connect Mounts, and Micro USB charging cable
Got these lights for my new Trek road bike and love them. Also, I picked up the Transmitr remote shortly after. Easy to setup, easy installation and super simple operation. Would recommend them and would definitely buy them again. Let's see how long they last for someone who tries to ride 3-4 times per week.
Excellent Sight Range - But Still Keep Your Head on a Swivel
Was sold on these while riding with Trek Travel in Ireland - our group would often spread out and the visibility of these lights really stood out as we could see our fellow riders far up the road with the red light clearly blinking. They have good battery life and they stay bright the entire time - unlike others that start to fade as the battery life decreases. I'm not paid to endorse these nor was I given one to review. They just flat out do what they are supposed to do and that's why I purchased them. They won't save your life but they do help with visibility which is what you want when riding on the road.
Pros: 1) Bright 2) in stand-alone mode they do a good job sensing light level and responding. 3) battery life is good for such a small device
Cons: 1) odd 1-button interface, included "manual" covers 3 different models, insufficiently. Controls are documented but only barely. 2) no Bontrager app but bluetooth enabled? 3) My Garmin can run them but needs to set up a "light network" and if you simply want to shut one light off to save battery, good luck making that happen. 4) weird charging--very slow and sometimes just quits taking a charge half-way. These came with "2 wire" usb wires but my Ion Pro came with a "4 wire" usb, but no documentation of why. 5)blue LED that blinks every few seconds indicating ready status that can't be turned off without disabling bluetooth.
Wow, small package, but big on performance. Extremely light however very bright, I am running them in daylight pulse mode, makes me extremely visible to traffic on the street. Both front Ion 200 RT and the rear Flare RT do an outstanding job `for what they were designed for - that is to make you visible to traffic.
As a user of the original Flare/Ion, the new style is MUCH more compact and powerful. The overall progressing battery technology is noticeable in this version. I use this Ion/Flare atop my helmet in blink-mode because it's SO lightweight and bright for commuting. I then use an Ion Pro on my handlebars and the older Flares on my rear rack. My commute is less than 10 miles each way and the lights have never failed me.
My coworkers have commented that while passing me on their drive in, that I look "lit up like a Christmas tree" to which I claim that announcing my road-presence is successful. No regrets.
Features and operating characteristics not covered in the instructions or confusing: 1. ANT+: Lights reportedly integrate with a Bontrager remote "TRANSMITR" or a GARMIN (but not a Wahoo). Not mentioned in instructions. 2. After charging, lights emit a blue flash about every 15 sec. Apparently this is unit searching for ANT+ device. Not mentioned in instructions. Not sure how this affects charge level over time. 3. Manual operation is described in instructions but I could not tell which of the five modes was set. Contacted Bontrager and they told me to hold the on/off button on for eight seconds until it flashed. Then I could cycle through the modes. This feature also not mentioned in instructions and after doing that, still not sure which mode is selected. 4. Apparently there is a built in light sensor affecting brightness. Not mention in instructions. One online source stated holding the button down per item 3 disables this feature allowing the light to shine brighter per previous model. 5. Instructions mention different charging rates with a 2 wire vs 4 wire USB micro cable. Only one cable provided with my two unit set, no indication which type of cable provided. I can cycle to a mode where the light does have a very bright daylight flash but I have no idea which of the described modes is set and therefore cannot predict runtime. I'm debating buying the "TRANSMITR" although all I really want to do is set the optimum daytime setting for front/rear lights and ride. Frustrating this can't me done intuitively.