Both being seen and seeing where you are going at night is very important. There are many lights that are specifically made for commuting by bike, but with some ingenuity and some zip ties (or pieces of inner tube), almost any light can turn into a bike light. Reader Papa Bear sent along the following. If you have a light hack you are proud of, feel free to let us know.
Your site inspired me to take matters into my own hands when my headlight just wasn't cutting it anymore.
I bought a 3-pack of tactical flashlights with low, high and flash mode, along with some of the ever present zip ties, and...
I can see all I need to now!