helmet light to make yourself visible

Night riding lights have been covered in this newsgroup. My issue is a
variation of this theme.

Sometimes I ride my unicycle at dusk around the neighborhood. There is
sufficient street lighting hence I do not need a light to see.
(Rather, I do not want to carry a cumbursome light when Unicycling).
However, I would like a no-frills not-too-bright light so that I am
more visible to traffic. In my opinion an ideal light would be: a
top-of-the-helmet mounted unit with a red LED-based light facing back
and a white (LED?) light facing front in the same, small enclosure,
along with a small (6-Volt?) rechargeable battery. Somewhat like a
self-contained mini police car light. Is there such a thing available?
And, would this be a good idea? Any other ideas?

Red rear and white front bicycle blinkers are available for about $10 each. They use AA or AAA batteries and claim to have battery lifetimes of 200 hours or so. One in front, one in back with velcro.

Velcro is definately a good idea. My father got one of those blinky things ripped off of his bike. It was even bolted on. The thief bent the mounting bracket right off. Velcro would allow you to take the thingies with you.
-DAvid Kaplan

UniDak <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote in message news:<a2o2ua$m8o$1@laurel.tc.umn.edu>…
> Velcro is definately a good idea. My father got one of those blinky things ripped off of his bike. It was even bolted on. The thief bent the mounting bracket right off. Velcro would allow you to take the thingies with you.
> -DAvid Kaplan
>
> harper wrote:
> > One in front, one in back with velcro.

Wouldn’t Velcro come off easily - say, in rain/mild snow or when
jolted? Any clips available?

For convenience, is there any single unit - front has white light,
back has red?

Velcro doesn’t care about moisture. The adhesive holding the velcro strips would only care about moisture when you were applying it. The blinkers are very lightweight and jostling about wouldn’t tear them free from velcro. You can get velcro pairs with adhesive backing already on it.

I would think a helmet light is a bit high up if you’re after
visibility. Motorists tend to look lower. Something on your uni frame
or your leg might work better.

Klaas Bil

On 23 Jan 2002 19:57:07 -0800, j_n_shah@hotmail.com (Jay Shah) wrote:

>Night riding lights have been covered in this newsgroup. My issue is a
>variation of this theme.
>
>Sometimes I ride my unicycle at dusk around the neighborhood. There is
>sufficient street lighting hence I do not need a light to see.
>(Rather, I do not want to carry a cumbursome light when Unicycling).
>However, I would like a no-frills not-too-bright light so that I am
>more visible to traffic. In my opinion an ideal light would be: a
>top-of-the-helmet mounted unit with a red LED-based light facing back
>and a white (LED?) light facing front in the same, small enclosure,
>along with a small (6-Volt?) rechargeable battery. Somewhat like a
>self-contained mini police car light. Is there such a thing available?
>And, would this be a good idea? Any other ideas?


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harper <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
Try looking at Horse rideing lights. I think I’ve seen white and red in
the same unit strapped on a riders leg. That might do the job your after.

sarah

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