A good set of lights will have you happily cycling all year round! Lights vary from tiny little LEDs to powerful rechargeable systems for nighttime off-road riding. You can even get rear lights with in-built cameras. In my house the general approach to lights is that more are better! We prefer a mixture:
- Little battery powered lights, front and rear, kept on the bike at all times. We use ones that attach via built-in elastic bands
- Powerful front lights when it is dark or gloomy, with long lasting rechargeable battery packs, enabling us to see as well as be seen.
Remember: White lights to the front. Red to the rear. Go for powerful lights but try not to blind anyone!
|NZ Consumer (www.consumer.org.nz) have tested bike lights and can recommend some good ones. Greater Wellington Regional Council also offer some great advice at http://www.gw.govt.nz/be-safe-be-seen/
We found adding lights to kiddie trailers to be a bit tricky and ended up using a LED lit reflective chest strap, designed for runners, attached to the rear handle of the trailer.