Using lights at night can serve two purposes. The first is to get you noticed by others. The second is actually to help you see where you are going. On my commute, an urban one, there is enough ambient light for me to see where I am going and thus my front light is mainly to get me noticed by others.
Ambient light is not a part of every commute and in order to get the best possible visibility I have seen people play with the position of their front light(s). A common place to try to mount a front light, other than the typical placement on the handlebars, is the the front fork. You can buy an out of the box product for this purpose, Paul Component Engineering offers the following such attachable bracket which allows you to secure a light:
Reader Chris contacted us with his own PVC hack that accomplishes the same thing. This photo shows the raw parts, the dark piece being the mount for a halogen light -
He states: "I drilled a hole in the middle of the plug and glued the 2 PVC together."
A picture showing how it attaches -
And here is the hack in action -
Awesome hack Chris! Here is a link to the full photobucket sent along by Chris.