Several people are riding bicycles on the road day and night. Most of these cyclists are not bothered to fix a bicycle light on their cycles, even if they are riding their cycles during the night. To ensure the safety of the rider, it is important to fix lights on the cycles. A cyclist should be aware of the big automobiles on the road that have lights of their own. Some of the bicycles have reflectors behind, but a reflector fixed behind the cycle cannot provide enough light to the rider to get a clear view of the road in front. A reflector is helpful only for the drivers of other automobiles coming from behind. A bicycle light is necessary to improve the riders' visibility of the road during the night.
In several countries, cycle riding is not legal without using lights. Most of the countries consider bicycle as an automobile and bicycle riders have to follow road rules. Bicycle light is important for the safety of rider. Most of the drivers of big automobiles are driving by looking for the lights of other automobiles during night to know their presence on the road. The drivers of big automobiles never expect a bicycle rider come out from the pitch darkness. Normally, most of the drivers may be focusing on mobile conversations or talking with the kids. A light on the bicycle will definitely attract the attention of drivers towards the cyclist and thereby avoids any accident.
There are several options for a bicycle light and these lights are available at different prices. The lights are mainly of two types such as LED and Halogen. The three types of LED lights available are multiple LED, high-power single LED and high-power multiple LED. High-power LED lamps can be used for normal speeds, so that automobile drivers can understand the presence of the cyclist. Multiple LED light consists of many low-power LEDs that provide enough light for the rider, so that the automobiles coming from opposite direction can also see the cyclist on road. Multiple LED lights are not enough for a speed of over 5-10 mph. Multiple high-power LEDs are best suited for the cycles of serious racers and night riders with a speed of above 10 mph. Halogen lights are just normal bulbs that were used in older times. LED light is better than halogen light as LEDs last longer than halogen lights.
While purchasing a bicycle light you have to purchase one with battery, charger and helmet mount. You should buy a bicycle light for your bicycle, if you are a regular or occasional night rider. Even if you are not riding your bicycle in a place where there are no automobiles, then also you have to fix a light on your bicycle as it helps you to see the road ahead clearly. It is recommended to buy a flashlight than static light because a flashing bicycle light can attract the attention of both pedestrians and automobiles alike.