Strobe or random flashing lights

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Strobe or random flashing lights

Postby Felix Oliver » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:05 am

I was thinking ( careful I hear you cry ) as cars are have more and more daylight running lights bikes are again becoming more invisable to the average motorist.

On my bike and I think it is standard on most, I have a headlight full beam flash button, which I have to say I have only used a few times as I normally just put it on full beam with the headlight switch, anyway I thought that I could wire up a strobe or a pair of random flashing lights so that if someone looks like their not going to stop hit the flash button that would then makes you look compleatly different and hopefully seen... I have had to stop going round a roundabout because the car joining didn't look like he was going to give way... :(

Spoke to Mr Motorspares and they have a few units, Pace car relays he called them but was concerned about the illagality of them, Bicycles now are allowed flashing headlight, My tax disc says I'm a bicycle...

Any thoughts
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Re: Strobe or random flashing lights

Postby Mike.J.Roberts » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:23 am

Flashing/strobing lights (other than indicators/hazards) are illegal.

Don't get me started (again) on the ever increasing use of overbright lights everywhere (cars, lorries, motorcycles, roadworks etc.). :(

Please don't join the "light war".
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Re: Strobe or random flashing lights

Postby Andrew Sterling » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:03 pm

Being a musician I was thinking of a rotating disco ball on my bike...
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Re: Strobe or random flashing lights

Postby Stephen Milbourne » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:46 am

I think they should make looking compulsary not optional :roll:
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