For the last few years or so I can't help but notice that the vast majority of people commuting at night/in the dark nowadays, at least where I live, mostly appear to have LED based lights that are set on flashing mode. That is as opposed to just permanently on.
I've also noticed (especially whilst driving), or at least it's my perception, that they are in my mind less visible than the ones that have the light on full.
So with that in mind I was wondering is it just my perception or are the flashing LEDs less visible than the permanently on ones?
And if this is the case why isn't this fact more widely reported as other than increased battery life I can't see any reason to set one's lights on flashing yet it appears to me it seems to be most peoples defaults when it comes to lights.
Anyone able to enlighten me more on this? (pun intended)