I have to agree that I don't like the gun resemblance either.
I understand (as we all do) the light theft issue. I try to have a flashing light/ reflective vest or other "back-up" so if I am in a position where my light has been stolen, batteries die (and I forgot to replace my back-up batteries in my bag, etc, etc) I have something to be seen. Which in and around town is usually far more important than lighting-up the road to see.
While I am not involved with the project, it seems well intentioned, even if not quite to the best design yet. A better relatively affordable, yet light, portable headlight is one of those things that many of us find ourselves wanting and watching for....
From: Vinewood95 <macno...@comcast.net>
To: Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:45:47 AM
Subject: [WBWC] Re: Fw: [apbp] Theft proof bike light
Thanks for the look at this light.
I really do hate being a wet blanket but I thought about this and
concluded this is a misguided idea.
First because anything "suggestive" of a gun (this looks like the
cylinder of a revolver) might be considered by some to be over the
top. Second, people who do have conceal pistol licenses avoid any sign
that they are armed and are anxious to avoid (a) appearing over the
top and (b) giving up the tactical advantage of concealing their
weapon. Also, while the creators claim the light is theft proof, that
still overlooks the disadvantage of creating frustration in the would-
be thief. I don't have to tell Ann Arbor cyclists that bike vandalism
is "popular" here.
OTH: the "Bicycle Defender" light appears to be well made and I'd
guess this design will be changed to a less attention-getting shape.
I'll wait for that to happen before spending money on it.
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