The Flashbak is a new bike light solution from an inventor in Austin, Texas, that claims to provide a safer ride for cyclists at night.
The metal clips allow it to be attached to almost anything, and its 250-lumen lights – which the makers claim can be seen from up to a mile away – help to illuminate both the rider and bike. The Flashbak also has a remote on/off switch, so you’ll never be unsure whether it’s on or not. (Personally, I find this a bizarre feature, but hey ho.)
It’s good to see that more and more designers are addressing the challenge of making night cycling safer. Recently, an Australian inventor was nominated for a design award for his Firefly light, which, in addition to showing red to the rear, lights the rider up in white for cars to see. It also has an LED motion sensor, so it gets brighter as cars approach.
Thanks to Jay Rain for the tip.