Flashing Cycle Lights

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Charlie
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Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 1655Post Charlie
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:10 pm

Flashing Cycle Lights

What is it with people who ride bikes with very bright flashing lights.
These lights can be like lasers and really blinding as you approach them.
I always thought that flashing lights were illegal if attached to the bike but apparently not now.
They are so annoying.
Stay safe everyone!

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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 1666Post Roller
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:21 am

Flashing front lights on a bike are legal as long as they flash within certain constraints.
I agree that some are blinding though.

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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 1680Post Scarlet
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:17 am

I agree, they can be far too bright.
They are enough to cause a migraine.
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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 1688Post Caravan Man
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:06 am

I am glad someone highlighted these flashing lights.
I thought it was illegal as well but it appears not.
Some do blind you :naughty:

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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 1728Post Wheelspin
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:28 pm

They are enough to start a migraine in some people.
I look away from these powerful bike lights.
The powerful ones should be banned.

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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 1743Post Tripper
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:06 am

They are also distracting when they are behind you as well!
They are too powerful :angel:

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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 1760Post Speedy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:07 am

At least you can see the buggers.
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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 2116Post Rosy Red
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:54 pm

I have seen some of these flashing cycle lamps and must admit they can actually be blinding.
I don't think they are regulated rigidly like other things.

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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 2182Post Ross
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:46 am

They are pretty strong and can be a sort of distraction.
I don't like flashing cycle lights.

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Re: Flashing Cycle Lights

Post: # 2448Post Tommy Gun
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:18 am

I agree that some cycle lights are blinding and while they are flashing in this manner they can affect those who suffer from epilepsy etc.
They can get seizures.
Then there are those suffering from optical migraines who are affected.
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