Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison WI
Bikes: Gary Fisher Wingra
Blinky Taillight Color
I just picked up a Cannondale Hindsite Plus (5 LED) because it was about half the price of the other taillight I've been looking at and seems to be exactly like the 9 LED version but with the spots for 4 of the LEDs left empty. So I'm planning on adding the other 4. I watched a video a while back with kids doing fixie tricks at night where on of the guys had a blue blinky that I thought really drew a lot of attention. So I'm trying to decide if I should change the color on this while I'm at it.
On one hand, red is pretty standard for the back of a vehicle so it should be pretty normal for a driver to see that and assume it's a vehicle of some sort (as opposed to some other blinking thing they could run over I guess).
On the other hand, if it were another color (or maybe even a mix like blue and green) it might make the drivers pay more attention because they're wondering what the heck I am at first.
What do you think?