Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Two Tail Lights - Flashing, Steady or Both?
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09-12-08, 12:12 PM
I am looking for some feedback. I have two tail lights on my bike when I ride at night - one on the seat post and one on the seat stay. I have been leaving them both flashing thinking that makes me more visable. Should I leave them both flashing, have one steady, or both steady? I want to be as visable as possible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
09-12-08, 01:08 PM
One steady, one flashing. My state requires a rear red light that is steady. So my Dinotte on the rear rack is on low/med steady. Plus drivers can gauge distance and your speed better. Flashing gets more attention, so the SF on my seatbag is on flashing.
09-12-08, 01:51 PM
Truth is, there is no real data to support any method. Anything I suggest would just be an unsupported theory. Use what is legal and then what you think works best for you.
09-12-08, 02:12 PM
I have a 4D Toplight on the rack that only burns steady, and a PB Superflash on the seat bag (or on the trunk bag if I use it) that flashes. In the winter I often hang a couple of SF's off my panniers as well...on steady. I think one light flashing is enough, the rest should burn steady.
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