The Case For Daytime Running Lights On Bikes | Bontrager Flare RT & Ion RT First Look

Published on August 8th 2018


Bike lights during dark hours is a no-brainer, but should we be running them during the daytime too? Recent studies suggest there could be a benefit, so we sent Emma and Chris to investigate! NEW IN Spanish Tees: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Subscribe to GCN en Español: In association with Bontrager. Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: Running lights during daylight hours can help to significantly increase a cyclists visibility and therefore decrease accident risk. Research has suggested that the flash sequence of a light can also change the visibility of a cyclist, determining that a varying sequence is much more noticeable to the human eye. Overall, there is a strong case for running daytime lights and we suggest this is something all cyclists should think about. Do you use lights during the day? Let us know in the comments. 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... How To Corner Safely 📹 Music: Epidemic Sound Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / References: Edewaard DE, Fekety DK, Szubski EC, Tyrell RA (2018) The conspicuity benefits of bicycle taillights and high visibility clothing in daylight. Manuscript in preparation Madsen JCO, Andersen T, Lahrmann HS (2013) Safety effects of permanent running lights for bicycles: a controlled experiment. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 50: 820-829. Edewaard DE, Fekety DK, Szubski EC, Tyrell RA Rosopa PJ (2017) The conspicuity benefits of dynamic and static bicycle taillights at night. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 Annual Meeting.