Burley Django headlights for commuting
I commute 12 miles one way and start out in the dark. I did not like the one headlamp on the handle bars. I moved my main light to one of these accessory posts and added two blinking LED lights on the handle bars. Now I have three points of light from the front.
It is a Swing Grip made by Minoura.
My LBS had mine but here is a link to Amazon.
Swing Grip Accessory Post for lights
I bought the Swing Grip from my local bike shop. It is made by Minoura
Here is a link to Amazon.
looks as recumbant rolls by
The funniest looks I get are from little kids who have never seen a recumbant ride by their street. They just stop and stare as I go by trying to figure out what they just saw. Older kids will throw out a "hey I want your bike". I am sure if I had a df decked out as a commuter I would hardly be noticed.
Under certain situations, a flag can be desirable
Hi there. I guess I commute on a recumbent maybe six kilometers each way, and have been doing this for a little more than a year. I would say that the only extra concern that one might have on a recumbent is that if one had a low racer, one might need a flag. (I was alerted to this by my local bike shop). Until it broke, I was using an orange triangular flag stuck to the back of my Challenge Hurricane. Certain low racers are lower still (examples: Optima Baron and especially the Nocom) which practically demand a flag when biking in traffic. Flags are not expensive -- perhaps five U.S. dollars or four euros.
On my high racer Bacchetta Corsa, though, no flag is needed.