Riding a bicycle is an efficient, healthy, and safe way to transport yourself around. However, riding a bike at night, as well as in other low-light conditions, a person may want to take additional measures to help the man behind the wheel see him/her. A rear-facing red light as well as a front-facing white light are usually required and are a very good idea. Bike reflectors can definitely supplement lights to help keep a rider visible, particularly in the dark.
The function of bike reflectors is to bounce the light back in the direction of its source. Usually, this would be light being reflected from the headlight of a vehicle, back towards the driver’s eyes.
If all of your bike ridings is on safe courses, you won’t be enticed to add extra bike reflectors. Nonetheless, if you have to share lanes with other vehicles, especially trucks, that would be different. If you have bike reflectors, then special clothing will not be necessary to be conspicuous. Even if a person is dressed all in black, his/her bike will make him/her visible to drivers, and that person will never have to worry that the battery of the reflector will drain before he/she make it home.
How to Add Bike Reflectors
There are several ways to add bike reflectors. Pedals are frequently provided with amber reflectors. Red rear plastic and white front reflectors are frequently mounted to the seat-post, handlebar, rear rack or fork. By going to your local bike shop, there’s a possibility they will provide you a set, as they are equipped with new bicycles, but rarely installed.
How To Test Your New Bike Reflectors
To test your new bike reflectors, you can either ask a friend ride the bike while you shine a light on the reflectors or stand the bike up at a distance. A flashlight work well. For best results, hold the light near to your eye level at the side of your head. You may also utilize a vehicle to see how its headlights reflect back to the man behind the wheel.