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  • Commuter lights set up
  • Just been asked by Mum to recommend some lights for my sister for Christmas. The only riding she does is commuting along a country road and occasional ride to the kids school. Less that £30

    My thoughts were 2 or 3 rear lights with as much flashing distraction as she can get and then spend what is left on a front light or head torch. This is based on the idea that she is most likely to be killed when hit by a car from behind rather than riding into something.

    Anyone do this sort of riding got any recommendations?

    Dobbo
    Member

    A DX light paired with a couple of Airbike SL2s is OK for a commute.

    😉

    Albanach
    Member

    Buy 2 sets of these from Wiggle. I use them and they are pretty good for getting seen.

    allthepies
    Member

    The man's* on fire! 😆

    * dobbo

    Don't go mad with the flashing rear lights. The more lights flashing the more people will stare at them which inturn causes them to drive where they're staring. Non flashing lights would probably be better.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Cateye TL-LD1000, about £28

    pity its a bit pricey – but I reckon one of these on the back and anything cheap up front would do.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    The more lights flashing the more people will stare at them which inturn causes them to drive where they're staring

    eh?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Definitely that Smart rear light, as in Albanach's link. Changed a Blackburn Mars2 for one of those – laughed out loud when I put it on in my garage – So bright! and £8.
    Not sure what to recommend for front as I use Ay-Ups, but I'm sure that Smart would be fine.

    Have emailed mother with Albanach link.

    Thanks all

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    That Smart rear light is bonkers bright, truly retina burning even in heavy traffic. 🙂

    dmiller
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    I have one of those smart 1/2watt lights and its crazy bright…

    Proper retina burning stay the **** away from me if you want to see ever again bright… I love it! 🙂

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