Earlier this week I telephoned to MOAB and spoke with their warranty guy. He agreed to arrange another warranty replacement for the new red back light. This time, I will be mailing it to the store and will receive the replacement in the mail. These trips to Murfreesboro are too time-and-fuel-consuming.
The night before last, we had a severe storm here at Stepford and a power outage that lasted some four hours in late evening. I used the Blackburn Flea front light as a flashlight (it was charged and in a desk drawer by the computer) and found it entirely satisfactory when used for that purpose. My wife and son had real flashlights.
Yesterday, I drove out to MOAB bike shop at Murfreesboro and picked up the replacement red, rear light Blackburn shipped out as a warranty replacement for the one that’d quit working reliably, or rather had started to reliably quit every time my bike hit a bump in the road. I took the replacement home, removed it from its packaging, and tried to turn it on. No joy.
I plugged it in to a USB port on a PC to charge, but after several hours, all it would do was shine brightly and red for a few seconds while connected to the charger unit, although it flickered green to indicate a fully charged battery. Tomorrow, I will be calling MOAB to complain about this second light, as well.