I’ve written before about using a bevy of small LED lights spread around on the bike and rider to create a larger and more eye-catching visual footprint than what is possible with just a single bright headlight or tail light. Small, relatively inexpensive LED lights have become so powerful and efficient that they’re an excellent way to significantly increase your nighttime safety without breaking the bank. And I prefer LEDs to reflective material because LEDs don’t depend upon the motorist’s headlights to illuminate the rider.
Planet Bike recently sent me a few of their new products to try out. I wrote about the Escape Pod the other day and I’ve also been using their “Spok” micro LEDs. These are really nice LED “be seen” lights that have a single “Nichia eXtreme 2.0″ emitter with both steady-on and flash modes. They get up to 100 hours run-time on a single CR2032 battery and their velcro strap allows them to be mounted pretty much anywhere on the bike. They’re available as a single light in either white or red at $14.95, or as a set of one each at $24.99. These little lights pack a punch and a few strategically placed on your bike will significantly increase your after-dark visibility.