Hey folks. I recently purchased a FlareAlert Pro LED road flare:
It was a good idea but the build quality is terrible. It turns itself on from time to time, draining the batteries, and the waterproofing gasket falls out and is very flimsy, etc. Overall, not good.
It's magnetic (good for sticking to smashed cars) and fairly bright, not as bright as a 12V auto tail light, though.
I want something BRIGHT that I can put lithium batteries into and throw in my glove box until there's a problem. At that point I need to be able to stick it magnetically to things, or put it flat on the road, and have it be visible. It needs to be waterproof as it may be exposed to heavy rain. I would prefer to buy this product whole, not hack it.
If I have to hack it, I'm gonna get a couple PDW Radbot 1000 or Danger Zone bike lights and glue strong magnets on them, but I'd rather have something purpose built.
Preferably under $40. The PDW lights are $22-30, the FlareAlert Pro was $17; if it had been good, I'd have got three.
Edit: Battery life isn't a huge concern. I want VISIBILITY and the ability to use lithium primaries, because it's gonna spend 99% of its life sleeping in the glove box until it's busy possibly saving somebody's life.
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