I am in correspondence with CTC in the UK with a suggestion of a campaign to improve cycle lighting. My argument is that many people buy the cheapest blinkies they can which have marketing such as "super bright" etc. but which are actually not very visible. So we are left with cyclists thinking they are visible to car drivers when in fact it is as though they haven't even got lights.
Now what I hope is that someone who has one of these cheap blinkies and access to a light meter could measure the light output. This is required to see if it is above or below the UK requirement of 4candelas (4 lumens). Now I suspect they are above 4 lumens but this is the first step to making us cyclists safer.
Thanks in advance