Thanks for all the great pictures D!
It's always hard to convey with images what the eye is really perceiving, especially with the red taillight. Here's a cool video from another customer showing the off-angle capability of the taillight. This video comes close to showing how well the clear lens cover harnesses the "spill" light from the LED/Lens combination. At night the DS-500 is directly visible, even from the front sides of the bike. Do note that these are the user's own custom flash patterns. The light comes programmed with 6 default patterns, (some for day, some for night), but you can modify them all as desired.