Blinky Lights Primer

princeton tec swerve“Blinky” lights, in other words flashing red safety lights for the rear of your bike, are a must-have item for riding on any route that is shared by motor vehicles. These are the basic things that will make you more visible to cars coming up behind and overtaking you. The more the better—if a driver is bewildered by the vision of a blinking red spacecraft moving along up ahead, he or she will be more inclined to slow down, and thus hopefully avoid hitting you.

In issue #2 of our sister publication Bicycle Times, we take a look at  the latest generation of  high-powered LED blinky lights, and review the features on five different models. Click here to read the web reprint of the Bicycle Times article.


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