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Some might not be old enough to have seen it in the theater, but Close Encounters of the Third Kind has been a cable mainstay for decades.


In Germany it is illegal for bicycles to have flashing lights as it has been shown that intoxicated drivers are drawn to flashing lights.

As a professional driver and a cyclist I can tell you that I have heard this from safety meetings as a driver to even limit the use of hazard lights on commercial vehicles - unless absolutely necessary.

Please keep this in mind in regards to your bicycle - you may actually be drawing drivers TOWARDS YOU with all the flashing lights!


Interesting note Ted, thanks. However it did get me to thinking, should we only be worried about drunk drivers, of whom we hope there are few? Or should we be worried about the majority?

I don't claim to know anything about safety light studies, but let's just say that 5% of drivers on a given night are driving under the influence. If we use a sample of 100,000 drivers that means there are 95,000 people sober and 5,000 drunk.

What about the 95,000 sober people? Wouldn't it make sense to make them aware of your presence on the road with flashing lights? There are more sober drivers and just because they are sober does not mean they are going to drive safely.

Again, I don't know the studies, but when I see a flashing light, I know it grabs my attention.



That is a neat product.

What size (and how many) batteries does it use? How long is the battery life rated for?


@ "Ted"
Just because something is illegal in Germany based on questionable information doesn't make it a bad product for use in the rest of the world.

@This last guy
There's 2 AAA batteries next to the package in the 2nd picture - do you think that MIGHT be a clue? Also if you'd gone to the bikebrightz.com (following the link given) it says how long the batteries tend to last. Gaah you people!

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