I would have to say yes. The light is most visible from directly to the rear and generally better at night. However, mine are mounted in a shaded area so daylight visibility is quite good as reported by others who have followed me.DT said:While we're on this topic, I have had the experience of riding behind two different bikes with Hyperlites installed...one was a VTX and the other a BMW.
I noticed on both bikes that the lites were very visible but only when viewed from directly behind the bike. A few feet off either side they all but disappeared...especially during daylight hours. I guessing that when viewed from the seat of a tall truck, the same thing happens.
The "cone" of light produced by these lights seems to be very limited and produces almost no light to the side or above.
Is this typical of these types of lights?