Being “invisible” is probably one of the reasons why road biking is considered dangerous especially at night. That is why the first thing I did was to look for LED lights that are not only cheap but also strong enough for drivers and commuters alike to see me cycling on the road.
I already have a blinking tail light from Gaciron. I was on the lookout for a white LED light for my handlebar. I could easily get a flashlight but the cheapest branded item was around 1,200 pesos, and I was not ready to shell out that amount just yet because I don’t need a powerful light in the first place.
And then I came across with Comet USB Rechargeable 100 Lumens Head Light. It’s a small, compact, white-red bicycle LED light perfect for what I need. Long press turns it on and off. Quickly pressing cycles to the available modes from steady to fast blink. It comes with the easy grip rubber mechanism making it super easy to attach virtually anywhere. I got 2 of these for 200.00 pesos each. Right now, they’re on the fork and they look good.
100 lumens may not be that bright enough but my purpose was not “to see” but “to be seen.” I also don’t have any plans to blind approaching drivers. Having 2 makes it even more appealing because they resemble like head lights. I highly recommend this product. It’s affordable, works out of the box and above all, environmentally-friendly because I don’t need to replace batteries.