Chairman of the Bored
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
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Reflectors: if you do this keep in mind they are only effective at certain angles (I chose to not use them). Since a front and rear light should be used, I chose to do away with those as well. Wheel reflectors or reflective sidewall tires could work well.
lights: get a STRONG front light....this really helps if you are out in a night rain, as an LED light is possibly not visible in this mess. same for a rear light, get something strong. I use a 5-led cateye, that although ugly, is bright as hell....you can see it in daylight. My headlight is a niterider trailrat 2.0. Under $100, and gives out plenty of light.
Also consider reflective clothing if you choose to. My helmet has a front reflectve bit on it, so that helps some....also the light silver color is pretty easy to see when a car's headlights are on it. Pretty much just use common sense.
As for not using any lights....I say use em. There will be times where a close call will happen, and maybe those lights could save your rump by allowing the other person to notice and react to them before it's too late.