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Cyclist/Scooterists with no lights.....(rant)

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Conor, Nov 8, 2019.

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    Conor

    Conor Senior Member

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    I completely agree lol. Some lights are so bright if I accidentally look straight at them my vision is temporarily impaired.

    I guess we can can't have it all :)

    Thanks for clarifying as it would appear I am too sensitive :)
     
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    As with ours the 'bright' front lights are better for all if illuminating the road. It feels like most are illuminating my face. I can't see the advantage for the sickelist.
    In truth even bike rear lights can feel ott, but then so do so many cars with their LED brake lights at traffic lights.

    IMHO.
     
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    Maybe, do you prematurely unload often?
     
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    Herr Rosa Teddy Baer Senior Member

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    [QUOTE="LostKiwi, post:

    On a different matter....
    Yesterday encountered a cyclist riding the wrong way on a one way street and with a mobile phone being held to his ear....[/QUOTE]
    Observed recently in Cambridge a Chinese Student....
    Riding the wrong way on a One Way Street
    Mobile phone glued to ear
    Dark no Cycle lights
    Torrential Rain holding an Umbrella in front, hence no forward vision!
    But at least there were no passengers:)John
     
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    I think that halogen headlights are around 1200 Lumens, HID about 3000 and some car LED ones are around 6-8000 on full beam.

    Most of the time I use lights to be seen rather than to be seen by - hence I turn them on before I actually need them to see by.

    It strikes me that some cycle lamps are badly designed and as a driver I prefer those with a larger lens diameter which I find easier to judge distance to than a very bright small point of illumination.

    I've found as a cyclist that many don't give a large enough spread of light, illuminating only a tiny spot of road and some seem to just shine into my face!
     
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