Cycle Safety - New Bicycle Lights Should Increase Rider Safety
Safety First When I'm Cycling
As an avid cyclist, I'm always trying to find long, challenging routes to tackle on my bike.. I try to find long straight away trails or roads with challenging hills and enough room to pull over to avoid passing traffic...
Most of the time, I bike after work, and as fall and winter come, I'm typically riding at dusk or in the dark by the time I'm done. So, I'll typically wear a reflective safety vest, use a strobe light and ankle reflective bands so that on-coming traffic can see me.. I also use a 5 watt cycling lamp so I can see where I'm going..
- New bike lights make cyclists stand out - CNN.com
Riding a bicycle around the city at night can be a perilous pastime, but a new bike light system could make life safer in the cycle lane.
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Revolights - Prototype Lights to Increase Cyclist Safety
Yesterday (9/24/11), I was reading articles on CNN, when I came across an article on a new prototypical light system for bikes called Revolights.. I provided a link to the article at right. They are wheel mounted LED lights that significantly increase a bike's visibility to motorists and pedestrians..
The lighting system has a "head on" LED light on the front tire which is a white color, and a "tailing" light on the back tire, which is red in color.. The visibility at night appears remarkable, and would make a cyclist much more visible to motorists..
A cool feature of the lights is that when the bike is standing still, the lights flash in a sequence, but when the wheels are moving, they form a solid arc of light..
According to the article, the revolight would be publicly released sometime in the spring of 2012, once they finalize their design.. Certainly, something I'll be looking into..