Bicycle Lighting System With Lights On And Aimed At Camera
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Bicycle Lighting System With Lights On And Aimed At Camera
Once upon a time in the 1960's there was a little boy in Winchester, Massachusetts who got a brand new bicycle for Christmas.

It was a beautiful little bicycle and it even had a built in bicycle light so that I could ride it at night!

I was very exited! I had this fascination with light throughout my childhood and when I got that bicycle with its light, I was in Heaven.

Well, my time in Heaven was short lived. I immediately noticed that the built in light on my shiny new bicycle was very dim. After all, it was not nuch more than a modified headlight with a very ineffective generator that gets its motion from the front wheel. Those generators often slipped in the rain, which means there is no light when light is most needed!

I then knew that the more light I can put on a bicycle the better.

Even back then, as a child in the 1960s I knew that drivers often complain that they do not see bicyclists.

Well now that it's 2017 here in Bellingham, Washington, my dream has come true.

I now have a system that screams to motorists at night that hey, there is a bicyclist out there!

The beauty of the helmet mounted light (which is as powerful as the main headlight) is that I can 'flash' drivers by quickly moving my helmet back and forth, flashing the light straight at them.

In addition to the two headlights, there is a powerful LED tailight that is very bright even at 200 feet behind my bicycle.

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