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Busch & Muller Toplight Series Battery Taillights
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Item #1 Busch & Muller 4D Toplight Permanent Battery Taillight
In Stock to fit any of the Tubus rear racks with taillight mounting brackets . . . except for the Logo Evo.
The 4D Toplight Permanent Taillight is designed to fit the European 2-bolt mounting brackets on the back of Tubus rear racks.
There are "knock-out" holes in the back of the light that allow you to place the mounting bolts either 50mm or 80mm apart.
The light is powered by two AA batteries - not included. There is a tiny green diode visible in the top of the center lens. When the green light goes out, you'll know the batteries need to be replaced - a nice safety feature!
It has 2 super bright LED's in the center that are visible for a great distance, and two standard LED's on the sides that provide a wider viewing angle.
The large surface area is highly reflective as well, making this one of the most visible battery powered taillights on the market.
"Permanent" means this light does not flash. In some countries flashing taillights are not permitted.
A permanent taillight helps a following driver determine if a cyclist is moving vs. sitting still -- perhaps sitting still at a stoplight.
The 4D Toplight is not a good fit for the Logo Evo. It is too wide, and interferes with Ortlieb pannier hooks when the hooks are placed in the rearmost top-rail position.
Our Price is $30.00 plus $6.00 Shipping anywhere in Lower 48 States by USPS Priority Mail. The Suggested Retail is $35.00
Free shipping on 4D Toplight Taillight when shipped with your Tubus Rack or Ortlieb Panniers order.
Item #2 Busch & Muller LED Line Permanent Toplight Taillight
Our Price is $35.00 plus $6.00 Shipping anywhere in Lower 48 States by USPS Priority Mail. The Suggested Retail is $40.50
Free shipping on the Line Permanent Toplight Taillight when shipped with your Tubus Rack or Ortlieb Panniers order.
The Line Permanent Toplight has two bright LED lights that display in a line across the top of the taillight.
Powered by a single AA battery with a 2-position on/off switch.
50mm bolt spacing fits almost all Tubus rear racks, including the Tubus Logo Evo that the above 4D Toplight does not fit.
In addition to the LED lights, a high quality reflector significantly increases brightness when reflecting automobile headlights.
For drivers approaching from behind the LineTec technology makes it easier to determine if the rider is moving or sitting still.
The second photo shows the line of red LED light turned on behind the clear lens. It doesn't look very bright because it is a daylight photo.
The last photo shows the light turned on after dark with the reflector glowing from the beam of a flashlight.
Busch & Muller Toplight Comparison
This photo shows the relative size difference between the 4D Toplight and the Line Permanent Taillights.
The Busch & Muller 4D Toplight fits nicely on the Tubus Cargo Evo, Logo Classic 29er, Logo Titan, and the Cosmo SS.
The Busch & Muller 4D Toplight fits well on the Tubus Vega Evo, but if you use older style panniers that fit very tightly to the top rails, they may hit the light if you have to move the panniers way back on the rack.
The Busch & Muller 4D Toplight will work, but is very wide for the mini racks like the Tubus Disco, Fly Evo, or Fly Classic.
The Busch & Muller LED Line Permanent taillight fits well on almost all of the Tubus racks. They are narrow enough that they do not interfere with mounting panniers in the rearmost position on the Logo Evo!
Note that the Airy and Carry racks are so narrow that they do not come with a built-in rack mounting bracket. Though they have adapters for lights, it can be difficult to use the adapters with the Line Permanent taillights.
The 4D Toplight has both 50mm and 80mm bolt spacing options. The Line Permanent taillights only have 50mm bolt spacing. All of the Tubus racks with a built-in taillight bracket can accommodate 50mm spacing. Only the Cargo Evo and Cosmo SS have both 50mm and 80mm spacing options.
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