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Old 02-16-08, 09:12 PM   #1
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Lighted pedals

I remember several years ago looking into lighted pedals. When I googled it, all I can turn up these days is the british-made pedalite.com, which is quite pricey at $60. Their setup also is flashing all three directions, with no option of having the lights set to steady.

Anybody have experience with lighted pedals, and how well they work in making one visible in the dark? It seems to me that side and rear visibility can be much more easily obtained with a more conventional blinkie such as the Cateye TL-LD1100, although the pedals are of course more unusual.
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Old 02-16-08, 09:26 PM   #2
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Seems like my Worksman had the option of flashing pedals. These are pedals where the action of the pedal generates enough power to make it flash.

I assumed that they were intended as a supplement to normal bike lights, just like reflectors are, and not as a replacement for them.
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http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&hl...ls&btnG=Search

http://www.lightabike.com/Video.html

This is another. After seeing the vid, I would spend my cash on another real blinkie instead. These really don't look very bright, and dim lights might as well be no lights from my (rather crude) experiments and experience.

Besides that, pedal reflectors are one of the first to be seen given they are often the lowest, best to upgrade other areas first. Get 2 good blinkies spaced 5 inches apart if you can, from afar it will look like 1 bigger and works much better.

Add another one higher too if you can spare the cash.

These pedals look like a gimmick. If you want more visibilty, put some pieces of reflective tape on your rims.

I read that the pedalites have been were having supply issues, don't know anything else.
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I had them on my previous folding bike. They work ok, but I would agree that the peddle reflectors and separate blinky on the rear of the bike would be better. The angle that the led peddles point at is always changing as you peddle and are not as consistently effective (bright) as a mounted blinky light would be to an approaching vehicle.
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Put these on your ankle:

http://www.night-gear.com/p/Manufact...-by-Nathan.htm
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