best way to be seen riding in daylight and using AA\AAA Nimh
I'm looking for solutions to improve my daylight visibility from all angles,
so far I found that ANSI Class III Safety Vests are recommended
as well as read good review for DiNotte 140R-AA, a good taillight,,,
im still looking for an effective solution for headlights as well as sidelights(visible at daytime)
or if there are other methods of improving visibility in daytime I would like to learn of them
thanks a lot!
A decent to be seen light that uses AA is the Planet Bike Blaze 2W on blink, though I wouldn't rely on it as a primary to see by light. Dinotte also has some lights that run off of AA packs, but they are a bit pricey.
On the sides you could try ankle reflective straps or reflective tape on the side of the bike.
The Recumbent Quant
I bought this reflective flashing vest for riding at dusk for $20 shipped. I've used it in daylight as well and it works well. I don't use it now because I almost always ride a recumbent and I'd be sitting on the LEDs.
I do have a few flashing leg straps. I've used two of them as a waist strap for my daughter when she's on the trail-a-bike and it works quite well, too.
For day time lights, I'm a big fan of USB rechargeable (so I can charge them easily at work). For tail lights, the 2 watt Cygolite Hot Shot is a hard value to beat. Very bright. I've heard good things about Cygolite Expillion head light. I have a Nashbar USB headlight that isn't as bright, but still works nicely in the day time.
thanks for the suggestions! I came by an interesting reflective solution:
anyone tried them? you reckon it can work for daytime as well?
Dinotte has 2 models of AA powered taillights, both are quite good and will last for years. My 140 is as good as new after 3+ years of frequent, regular use:
Reflective materials are great for night but are of little benefit during day. UV-dyed shirts are brighter during daylight, OSHA yellow and orange are highly recognizable colors for apparel. I personally have had good luck with Alert Shirts (Walmart & Target sell polyester hi-viz shirts too):
Agree. Very bright flasher. I have used it at night to ride by getting home late and it was way better than nothing....
Originally Posted by no1mad
The Recumbent Quant
Active lighting is most effective. That being said, reflective material/high viz helps in many situations.
Originally Posted by emman123
I use a Cygolite Hot Shot on my seat post and Serfas Raider on my left drop both (I don't use the drops often) flashing at all times. The Hot Shot is a very focused light and very bright. I really like the Serfas, easy to mount most anywhere, and it is bright enough for me. I like having more than one tail light. On my bar I use a Niterider Lumina 650 or a Lumina 500. They really get the attention of drivers when flash during the day. I really like the 650. At night I run on medium 400 lumens and it goes for over 3 hours. I am currently looking for a reflective vest. A lot of options.