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Bicycle lights and reflexive vest

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Hi HUKD members! Usually I post deals here, but now I need your help. I want to buy a good, but cheap front and back lights for my bike and also reflexive vest. What shop (store or online shop) wou… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Hi HUKD members!

Usually I post deals here, but now I need your help. I want to buy a good, but cheap front and back lights for my bike and also reflexive vest. What shop (store or online shop) would you recommend to get i from? Thank you for all your help and advices!
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Polaris front LEDs are good value for money - you could probably get them as low as £6. A rear light is far more important, as you cannot really see or avoid someone who cannot see you from behind - and hi-viz jackets and vests don't reflect much to drivers just using side lights - or driving towards other cars with their lights on.

The best rear light without going into silly money prices is the Cateye LD1100 - it also runs on 2 x AAs rather than AAAs and is fine with rechargeables. Its two rows of flashing LEDs that you can set sequences from about 6 options for each of the rows, and it also lights up to the sides. Its very bright.


http://trikeuniverse.com/uploads/utupgrades/11615544/picture1/icon.jpg
#2
Sports Direct, If you have one close to you have front & Rear Bike Lights for £2.99, I just checked there website & its not on there though.

Here is the Addy to see where your nearest store is
http://www.sportsdirect.com/StoreLocator.aspx

I got mine for my OH in the Leicester

Hope that helps :)
#4
of course if these are too expensive they have a set in Poundland! At least you wont worry if they are nicked....
#5
Wiggle.co.uk are a very good site
#6
Thanks guys, will go to Sports Direct and Poundland today and have a look there! What is the RRP for reflexive vest?
#7
ibiza;4785571
Polaris front LEDs are good value for money - you could probably get them as low as £6. A rear light is far more important, as you cannot really see or avoid someone who cannot see you from behind - and hi-viz jackets and vests don't reflect much to drivers just using side lights - or driving towards other cars with their lights on.

The best rear light without going into silly money prices is the Cateye LD1100 - it also runs on 2 x AAs rather than AAAs and is fine with rechargeables. Its two rows of flashing LEDs that you can set sequences from about 6 options for each of the rows, and it also lights up to the sides. Its very bright.


http://trikeuniverse.com/uploads/utupgrades/11615544/picture1/icon.jpg


Bear in mind that it is an offence to use any cycle lights in flashing mode when it is dark (unless you have another one showing a continuous light that is).
#8
andythebrave
Bear in mind that it is an offence to use any cycle lights in flashing mode when it is dark (unless you have another one showing a continuous light that is).



That light car show 5 constant and five flashing at the same time - or ten constant.

The law is actually against having a flashing light on a vehicle - which is why when they came out at first some people attached them to jackets and helmets.

I have two of these lights - all 20 LEDs flashing, as I ride on unlit roads at night fairly often.

I don't see a cop or a judge have the balls to attempt a prosecution never mind conviction - as there would be outrage from too many cyclists as they are the safest lights by miles. Additoinally - if its still the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations from 1971 that covers this - these lights had not even been thought of then.
#9
ibiza;4789557

I don't see a cop or a judge have the balls to attempt a prosecution never mind conviction - as there would be outrage from too many cyclists as they are the safest lights by miles. Additoinally - if its still the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations from 1971 that covers this - these lights had not even been thought of then.


You're probably right, just as they wouldn't dare attempt a prosecution over pavement cycling or jumping red lights.

I was merely pointing out that certain ways of operating lights mean that the rider would be breaking the law.
#10
Sadly I know people who have been done for each offence (not the same person).

The most recent was a friends son who (about 14 years old) cycled through lights in Belgium - to be brought home by the police - who made his parents pay a 100 euro fine.
#11
Well, I had no luck to find lights in Sports Direct in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday, will try Poundland today... Any other good shops in Stoke, where I could get a set?

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