Got a new bike, nothing fancy, Wally World special. Got a child carrier and go for rides with my 3 y.o. daughter. Of course its a great reason to delve into the flashlight fetish accessorizing.
Have flashing led lights on front and back that I feel add alot to visibility. Two units on the back of her seat and one multi array on the front of the handlebars.
Am going to mount two more, one on each side of her seat.
Have been experimenting with some lights that I have just been attaching to the handlebars with zip ties until I get a permnent set up.
So far my SL JR. has been working out pretty well. My rides are short timewise, and in a wel lit residencial setting. Actually the ziptie set up works well for me as it allows me to be able to easily adjust the angle of the beam for either close for spotting rough spots on sidewalks or further out for on side streets and/or darker areas (lots of trees here).
I like the AA power aspect of it too as I can use my rechargeables. I have done searches and read about other mounting options but haven't decided yet (FWIW-don't use "bicycle light" in the search, I get no results).
I did see the Nite-Ize bike mount and was wondering if anyone could add comment about them. Looks like it would be able to "tilt" like my zip ties currently do.
I would also like to see other options for lights that will be more powerful that the SL Jr., that also use AA's and are in the same price range. So far I have contemplated the Elektolumens XM or the SL 3AA Task Light.
Finally I have thought about using my SL Stinger as it too is rechargeable, oposed to using my CR123 lights. I find myself picking it up after my rides and looking at the spot it throws with a gleam in my eye as I contemplate its powerful potential mounted to my bike.
Could anyone tell me if the Nite-Ize strap would work with a Stinger and/or Scorpion. I figured on the Scorp as it carries the spare bulb in it.
LOL, just read what I wrote, who am I kidding? Being an avid CPF'er there are at least 2-3 spares carried on the rides, that incidentally have never gone over 25 minutes of actual travelling time with the light on.
I stop ALOT. I will wait at intersections till they are clear even if I have the right of way.
I don't take any chances. I am way more cautious, due to my precious cargo, than I am at work when on the bike (BTW, they use sucky incan Planet Bike lights).
Anyways, the way things are going I already have a second bike bag just for the spare lights. And I'm looking into an extension piece for the handlebars for mounting two lights, an incan thrower and an led/lux spot. though I haven't decided, but thats half the fun of putting it together.