Lately, the industry has put a lot of effort into light systems, especially powerful rear lights to attempt to achieve 360 degree visibility. There's no shortage of powerful tail lights out there, but some offer better value than the rest, and with the OxyLED I attempted to find its place in the tail-light hierarchy.
One of the problems I did have with the lane-lines is that their default light function is a slow steady flash. The next option is a faster flashing, and the final of the three is solid lines. I'm not a bike lane expert, but I do think that the solid lines is the most useful and feel like the other modes just get in the way.
The lines are also well-spaced at normal bike height, but perhaps as expected, unless the body of the light is at the right angle, the lines will skew and point instead of creating a bike lane for you.
Two separate buttons operate the lane and the main light; again I don't know how necessary this is since if I were designing the light it would only have a single solid lane mode, but I suppose it's nice to be able to operate the two functions of the light separately from each other.
The mount is pretty reliable as long as you don't lose the nut that holds it all together, and the light clips in and out of the mount pretty easily, a nice touch. The light itself is pretty bulky however, so it can get bumped and tweaked out of position pretty easily. I've liked the idea of the light, but the constant need to try to adjust it has kind of been driving me mad. The reason for this is the diamond-shaped rear-face which is supposed to, again, increase all-around visibility, but there are other ways to go about that without making the main body of the light itself so clunky.
At that price, I would advise against the purchase and rate the light as a whole at 2/5. But Amazon's adjusted price is $14.99. No, I didn't miss a zero. At that price, I would certainly advise the purchase as a great, high-value, flashy rear-light and give it a rating of 3.5/5. Ultimately it's up to you how much you want to spend on a tail light like this, but for the novelty value of your own bike lane alone I would probably consider buying it for anything less than about $40.
14.99 on Amazon