Reader Simon contacted us with a helmet-light hack. I am all for visibility on the roads and his solution looks interesting. Back in the day I did use some Velcro to secure a SL-LC100 Cateye light to my helmet, but I got tired of replacing the watch-like battery. All of my lights now use AA or AAA batteries and I buy rechargeable batteries which for me is much better than buying disposables. Anyway . . . Simon states:
I solved a safety issue by mounting my bicycle lights on top of my helmet. My pair of Planet Bike Spock bicycle lights do an okay job of providing flashing safety light, but they’re definitely on the lower side of the brightness spectrum (and the white light is absolutely not a headlight, only a safety light).