THE BENEFITS OF A BICYCLE LASER LIGHT

BICYCLE LASER TAIL LIGHT

With more and more people picking up cycling (thanks COVID-19), it’s a good time to elaborate on the benefits of using bike lights and more specifically highlight the benefits of a bicycle laser tail light.

WHAT IS A BIKE LASER LIGHT

It speaks for itself, a bike laser light is a rear tail light for bicycles with a supporting secondary light. This light is a laser light that projects laser lanes underneath the bicycle. This is similar to a front projector light, where a laser is used to project lights in front of the bike. The tail laser light is slightly different as it places the laser lines directly underneath the bike. When we talk about a bike laser light we are actually referring to a  two-in-one bicycle rear light, as both lights work independently and can be turned off at any time. The cyclist will have the choice to use the tail light with or without the support of the laser lights. Although it is also possible to use the laser light on its own, we strongly advise you to always have your rear light on. Even during the day, it is advised to use lights, other drivers will notice the light which enhances your visibility. As we often say, being seen is the first step to being safe.

SOME IMPORTANT STATISTICS

THE ADVANTAGES OF A SECONDARY LASER LIGHT

So a good light is a given as visibility = safety. Especially, as car drivers do not always pay close attention to the road. So what is a bicycle laser tail light and what are the benefits of it?  A bicycle laser tail light is a rear light that also has a projector light for the bike on top. This projector is typically achieved by the use of laser technology.  There are two main benefits of having this extra projector light for bikes and some secondary ones:

ENHANCED VISIBILITY

By projecting extra light around you and being more visible means increased safety. It is worth mentioning that the laser lights are more appropriate for night riding. A good bike rear light would provide sufficient visibility for traffic approaching from the rear. Depending on the position of the driver and the height of their vehicle their visibility can be limited. Combined with night riding and poor sight on some drivers, it makes for a lot of possible accidents. Secondary laser lights provide extra visibility. The laser lights blink and reflect on the road, so drivers who are higher up (say SUV’s or trucks) have much more chance of seeing the cyclist. To keep it simple, double lights provide more visibility than a single LED light.

LASER BIKE LANE

By projecting the laser light on the road, you essentially create your own “cycle-safe-zone” which encourages motorists (especially cars and trucks) to allow for more space when passing.  In a lot of countries, it is actually a requirement to leave a minimum distance between the vehicle and a bicycle rider when passing a bicycle rider (e.g. 1.5m in Australia, UK, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, and 20+ US States).

COOL BIKE LIGHTS

Although not the most important feature of these unique laser lights, having cool bike lights is always fun to have. The RIDR Lights provide an angled – double – laser bike lane. When combined with an additional RIDR Light on the front it gives a very strong spiderman vibe. Not only does spiderman look cool, he also provides safety, which is exactly what we set out to do with our RIDR Lights. Also for children, who often believe that a fluo vest, helmet, or lights are ‘lame’, the RIDR Lights are extra special. When you cycle you will notice the heads turning. Not only that, car drivers actually roll down (old habbit, we know they’re electric now) their windows to applaud our innovative visibility.

ONE LIGHT OR BOTH

There is a difference between RIDR Lights and other laser lights. We cannot speak for all the different laser lights when we say this, but it remains true for our RIDR Lights. RIDR Lights is really a two-in-one bike light. On one hand, you have a normal 150 lumen LED taillight, on the other hand you have the additional laser lights providing the laser bike lane. With RIDR Lights you have the possibility to turn one on, without having to turn the other one on. This means OR LED light OR Laser lights OR both together. Keeping in mind that each button (they are operated with 2 different buttons) has 3 modes, that makes for 12 different ways of using your RIDR Lights! In the city we recommend rapid blinking for both, when cycling on the open roads we suggest having the LED fixed and blinking laser lights.

Read our Customer RIDR stories to see how RIDR has helped them!