I would accept one bad unit, it happens, but two in such quick succession indicates a quality assurance problem.
I hear you. Being a relatively brand new unit, sounds like they have ironed out the initial issues.
I will reserve my final judgement till I get the third unit working for longer than 3 months
to be honest, I wouldn't want to be riding behind anyone with a light that bright!
+1 for dinotte :D
"when ever you got electronics, your always gonna have a problem some where"
That really shouldn't be the case but unfortunately the reality we have come to accept. Im not passing a judgement on this light as I have never owned or tested one but I will say this:
A flashing light isnt exactly all that complicated (especially with LED's easing heat issues), decent product testing should sort out 99.9% of these issues prior to hitting the market.
No good that you have had a few problems with this light - I have been using mine pretty much every day since I got them and no problems at all - continue to be very impressed with the build quality and power output..
Well the new light is here and on the bike. Back to making car drivers blind again J
I may have had some problems with the light, but can’t fault the customer service from the company. Always communicated and never tried to fob me off.
It's interesting reading this as my 2 month old unit started doing exactly this yesterday. At first it looked like it had lost its settings as the flash brightness levels had changed from my presets, I reset them but later in the day they had changed again and light turned itself on, this morning I could not turn it on at all, then later it turned itself on again. Weird.
Must admit I thought it was due to some water ingress around the USB charging port (but sounds like it may have been a bigger issue). I went for quite a wet ride on Sunday arvo and have the light attached to the rear of my seat bag immediately above the rear tyre. When I pulled the black plug out yesterday there was definately water in and around the USB port. I guess the lights are waterproof in a bucket of water, but not when subjected to a direct jet of constant water off the rear tyre. Perhaps putting the port in the side may be a better option?. (but if your was doing the same thing, may be just a coincidence....??)
I dropped into Bicycle Express this morning and they swapped it straight over under warranty so thanks to them.
Interesting, the new one is now encased in a somewhat clear-ish resin similar to the White Zone 5 instead or the red resin as before. About the only way to tell them apart is the RZ4 has a red PCB. Also the on/off button is now fairly flat compared to the pointier round one before so its a little more comfortable to turn on and off but still requires a fairly hefty push.
Maybe the clear resin units are a newer model?? Fingers crossed!
Hmmm. Last week my Redzone 4 started turning itself off, then I couldn't turn it on or off (LEDs stayed on, but very dim), and finally the LEDs started flickering randomly. It now seems to work fairly normally, but it still turns itself off after a while.
Up until recently, I only rode with it on my pack or jersey pocket. A few weeks ago I started putting it on my seatpost, and in this location it certainly gets more road spray and dirt.
I originally bought it from BMCR in February, and they're getting a replacement for me later this week.
I've attached a video of how the light was behaving.
I bought one of the RZ4 online about a month ago, it is the model with the red PCB. thus far, I have had no problems; in fact i'd go so far as to say it has been a behaviour changer: cars seem to slow down more and give me more room than they used to.
Mostly, anyway. Some effwit in a flatbed truck tried to be the exception that proves the rule by running me into the 9" gutter along the Eastern side of South Road where it crosses the Torrens next to the cemetery this afternoon. I haven't reported it to the police, as I didn't get the correct registration plate details, and besides that there was a police car three cars behind the truck, and despite me lying on the side of the road they didn't stop, or pull the truck over either.
Just goes to show, you can have the best lights available, but they are not a "force field"!
Another personal reminder that we are vulnerable and not looked for, and when we are looked for, look out!
Anyway, the lights, thus far, are good!