BrightAss Lights LED Taillight:: Add Safety to your Motorcycling
Sep 15, 2012
Review by George Chabot
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Made in USA, Safer, Brighter taillights to show other drivers you're there
Cons:Expensive but worth it
The Bottom Line: These are excellent taillights that show up much brighter than stock and bring your motorcycle to the awareness of other drivers.
BrightAss Lights LED Taillight BAL-1
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Riding a motorcycle taught me once and for all that no driver pays attention to you like you want them to, especially in Atlanta where it seems like drivers think they don't have to pay attention to you as long as they are bigger than you.
I'm glad I was trained where drivers are more courteous but realize I can only change my own behavior and even that is not easy. So I have to moderate my own driving to avoid the bad drivers that infest the motorways of our fair country. So that is my strategy - avoid other vehicles before they get too close for comfort. That involves both observing and making counter moves either in anticipation or against the behavior of the other drivers.
The taillight here is called a BrightAss Light - actually three separate words but one is an expletive so the Epinions spilchicker denies ability to post it as it appears in the headline to this article. How come Epinions lists it by the correct name but I have to change the word to get it through the spelling barricade?
This taillight is a direct replacement for the taillight on many 1999 and newer Harley-Davidson models like the Electra Glide, Road Glide, Road King, most Dyna models, Softail models, and Sportster models as well.
You can pick the light that has a built in license plate light or not as well to suit your application. The solid red taillight is BAL-2 and the license plate light model shown here is BAL-1. Either one is a four LED super bright taillight with programmable patterns to get you noticed.
The BAL-1 is the model I got and I put it on as a plug and play replacement for the stock taillight on my Ultra Limited. The BAL-1 replaces and looks very much like the standard tailight until you turn on the key and the illumination is better than standard. Then when you hit the brakes you will see the LED's flash and do multiple patterns through the various user programmable settings. They really get attention and the drivers back off once they notice your BrightAss Lights.
The patterns are changed wirelessly by the user according to instructions provided with the taillight.
The maker proudly states that the taillights are designed and manufactured in the United States and all electronics are warranted for five years from date of purchase
BrightAss Lights are available through certain motorcycle dealers and also directly over the internet from BrightAssLights.com. The price I've seen them everywhere is $199.95 and I don't think they come any cheaper but maybe through this advertising some discounts may arise.
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