As cyclists, we want to make ourselves as visible as possible to other road users at all times, right? So why then, do so many of us only use bike lights at night? For next week’s Ask A Stupid Question, we have the experts at Bontrager on hand to field your questions on the best use of bike lights during the day time.
Do I need lights when cycling in the day time?
According to an ongoing research partnership between Trek and Clemson University, the use of daytime running lights are linked to a 33% reduction in accidents between cyclists and cars. Not to mention that a flashing rear light apparently makes a cyclist a whopping 270% more recognizable to drivers.
With numbers like that, it’s pretty motivating to slap a light on your bike before you head out the door. So, the important questions are less about whether you need them at all… (the evidence suggests you certainly do), and more about what kind of ones you need, and in what situations they’ll work best.
Should you use a front and a rear light? How many lumens? What beam color is best? What beam shape is best? Flashing or not? Here’s your chance to ask the experts at Bontrager who design bike lights specifically for day time light conditions.
Hit the link to submit your question, or pop it in the comments below.
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