The law is not as prescriptive as you might wish.I know they are required in Europe, but what about Japan? Does anyone have a full list of the lights and reflectors required or banned by law? (Are bright green lights illegal? Is there a legal requirement for reflector colors?)
That's right. If there were a legal requirement, every set of pedals sold (for road use) would have to be sold with reflectors. That happens in markets where pedal reflectors are mandatory, but not here in Japan.So there isn't a specific pedal reflector law?
That is funny, and true!..........Too many cyclists and pedestrians dress themselves and their equipment in ninja-style, with only the glow of their mobile phone screen betraying their position.
Sorry... Thats a crossover from my other source of otakudom. I'm always on the lookout for good bright cheap lights for photography, but then the light temprature (the color the light appears to be) becomes importantI picked up the Cree bulbs for about 2,000 JPY.
Power 800 Lumens not sure what you mean about light temp..... but they don't over heat the Cateye Units they are in.
Dude...I was actually looking to buy a yellow one of those, and strap it to my down tube. They have the yellow ones availble on the corporate web page, but I emailed their japan retailer, and got no response. You know where I might be able to get one?I have the fibre flare rear lights on the bike attached to the seatstays which provide a 360 degree light source. Combined with ankle reflectors they kick light out everywhere, so if anyone ever hits me from behind I think they should be instantly sized up for a guide dog.
I think you need to find a shop that has a distribution agreement and get them to order it. I saw one in a shop here, and bought it just to try it out and was so impressed that I ordered more for the wife`s bike as well - the shop had the catalogue and showed me the options - red, green, blue and yellow. I went for blue and red ones. However, whilst the blue ones came within a week, the red one took about a month and a half so maybe there are problems with the importer. I`ve never seen anything other than red ones on the UK online bike shops` sites, so don`t think that is an option. I do recommend them; they continued to work through one monsoon commute and the only nit-picking is the on/off switch is a bit finnickity.Dude...I was actually looking to buy a yellow one of those, and strap it to my down tube. They have the yellow ones availble on the corporate web page, but I emailed their japan retailer, and got no response. You know where I might be able to get one?
I`ve seen reflective ankle/arm bands in the shops that have lights in the centre of them. Just decided it was a bit too much attention grabbing on top of everything else. You know: helmet, front lights that actually light up the road, rear red and blue lights, ankle reflectors...I think anything else and the car drivers would be like rabbits in headlights and drive straight into me :bike2:Is there anything that you could strap to an ankle or clip on to a shoe that would take advantage of the movement?
(a light, and not just something reflective)
I would have, except that I walked into the Joker / Y's Road in Shinjuku 3-chome today on my way somewhere else, and they had all the colors, but just one yellow one.I think you need to find a shop that has a distribution agreement and get them to order it.
Man, Stu. I thought I replied to this. It's a little complicated, so I explain next time I see you, but yeah. I think so.Tim, you told me with your recent encounter with the traffic law that the red light on the back of your bike is NOT supposed to flash, is my memory correct on that?