LED lights for bikes: front, rear and otherwise; bike and body fitted; battery and dynamo powered and all the rest.

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Turn signal lights for bikes

I am interested in buy a turn signal light for bicycles. I read something about here and in other websites, but I did not find a answer for the follow questions: For the point of view of a driver, ...
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Stopping interference between LED lights and wireless Cycling Computer

My LED lights seem to be causing my wireless cycling computer to not pickup the signal (suggested by the manufacturer and verified through tests at home). What strategies/options are there for ...
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Data to convince teenager that blinking rear light is worth the “uncool” factor [closed]

I've read the topics on flashing vs. steady lights, but my question is even more basic: Is there any data to support my contention that a flashing rear light will significantly increase the safety of ...
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Can you recommend a fixed LED headlight for a bike with a hub dynamo?

I have a Batavus Dutch bike for local commuting with a Shimano DH-2R30E 6 volt, 2.4 watt hub dynamo driving a halogen bulb headlight. The light provided is not very bright and I would like to know if ...
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Reflective tape instead of rear reflector

I currently have not enough room on my seat post for a saddle bag, rear reflector and a rear light. My question is if replacing the rear reflector with reflective tape on the saddle bag would be ...
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voltage of lighting system

I had a B&M ? brand (german make) rear bike 'standlight', removed the capacitor as I found it annoying when switching to a battery. Used a 6x cell AA 1,2v pack for awhile, with no issue. Upgraded ...
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Night cycling: Is it worth using electroluminescent wire?

It's currently winter in the UK, so for my commete to and from work I need lights and reflective surfaces for safety. I've read about local people losing their lives cycling, so I don want to make ...
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Are revolights a good idea?

I've recently seen this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/revolights/revolights-join-the-revolution?ref=spotlight Basically it's leds on the wheel + a timing mechanism + persistence of vision ...
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Choosing lights for my bike

I recently bought a bike and I'm looking at getting some lights for riding at night. I live pretty well lit city so I would just want them to make me more visible to drivers. What kind of things ...
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How helpful are neon/led lights on the rims, while riding at night?

Recently I saw few cyclists at night with blue neon lights attached to the spokes on their rims. They just kept one each at the back, so it wasn't that effective. But having at least 2 of such ...
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How do you prevent your lights switching on in your bag?

Since it's mostly light here these days, and I don't want to leave my lights on my bike to disappear into someone else's schwag bag, I've been carrying my lights in my bag just in case, but not using ...
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Where to find a good bicycle-trailer lighting system…in Canada

We have a child trailer (like this--link has better side/rear view but requires flash) and want to be seen by cars when biking at night. The little red blinking bike lights available in our area ...