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Old 07-01-19, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I'm not a fan, as a driver or a rider. The strobing just makes it harder to judge the bike's speed, location and direction. A slower blink rate has the same effect of attracting attention, but doesn't have the disorienting effect.
At long distance, flashing lights can be noticed at a much farther distance. When coming up from behind, the cyclist is, effectively, a stationary object. The same light not flashing wouldn't really provide any more information.

The first goal is to be conspicuous at a longer distance.

If the object is crossing, a slower blink rate makes determining speed and direction harder.

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