A further search led me to the WebBikeWorld review of this product. Mount the motorcycle and take it off the side stand or center stand, and sit on the bike just as if you were sitting at a stop light. When the unit is powered up, the button with the international hazard triangle logo can be pushed to activate a continuous flashing mode. I wanted a chance to cover the entire world of flexible lighting. Any product that keeps other road users from running into me is worth the effort.
The bright lights on the helmet are highly noticeable by drivers. We have a variety of motorcycle helmet lights by trusted brand names including Whistler, Race Sport, and Yana Shiki. We found that it is important to find the optimal mounting location for the RiderLight on the back of the helmet. Helmet safety lights provide a simple and easy-to-use solution to keep you safe on the road. It is also waterproof, very cool, can be sliced to any size or length that you may want, and as long as each one of the joints are properly isolated, it will not wind up shocking your body through the electricity that goes through it. Of course, safety lights are there to prevent an accident in the first place. The sportier the bike, the lower the RiderLight strip will have to be mounted on the back of the helmet! Once the RiderLight is attached to the helmet, the unit must be removed to replace the batteries.
We are the original and it is patented in the United States right now. The lights then glow steady as long as the brake lights are on; and there is also a pair that flashes continuously as long as the brake lights are activated. Usually a small battery powered box that can be tucked away somewhere on your project, or inside your costume, making it harder to be noticed. Some module systems are even designed to support two helmets. To make sure I got the best possible adhesion, I circled the entire helmet, and the light, with clear packing tape and left it in place for a full day.
The sheet metal brackets have a slot in them, so that the Signal Dynamics light bar mounting screws can go through them at the top. Before you drill, though, place a scrap piece of wood behind the license plate holder, to help prevent the drill from going beyond the thin piece of plastic and into the fender itself. My goal was to both attract attention to the fact that my motorcycle is stopping and my brake lights are on, and also to increase the amount of overall brake light power on my bike. It can also be too dim to be seen in daylight or hardly visible in close traffic. It is probably one of the simplest solutions for adding light within a project.
I believe these products will improve the ability of vehicles following my motorcycle to see and recognize that my brake lights are on when I am braking. I used the same washers and nuts that came with the Signal Dynamics unit. No wonder the company seems to be out of business, as your review notes. You may want to cover the RiderLight with a strip of paper and then put a big strip of duct tape over the top of the RiderLight and well past each edge. My theory is that the small blinking Life Brites attract attention to the rear, then the standard brake light boosted by the Signal Dynamics brake light bar do the rest. There are no studies to confirm this, but some say that having a brake light at eye level may help increase driver awareness that the motorcycle is stopping, slowing, or at least that something is happening.
Some say that there should be a large area of brake light concentrated around a single location on the back of the bike. The hazard flashers could also be engaged and the helmet placed on the seat or by the side of the road to warn other motorists. I removed that 3M strip and replaced it with some double-stick foam tape, the kind used to mount posters to walls. This could be useful when riding in fog or poor visibility conditions at night, or for the unfortunate rider stuck on the side of the road doing some nighttime repairs. Others think that spreading the brake lights around the back of the bike is a better idea. The unit comes with a rubber backing to help prevent vibration.
But much of the interest involves increasing the light emitted by brake lights. I suppose that the light could be attached with a really heavy-duty adhesive, but of course it needs to be removed from time to time so the batteries can be changed. I felt I had gotten a bargain. But no more than an hour after I removed the tape, those edges had once again pulled away from the helmet shell. I would definitely use Posi-Lock connectors again if I was going to do this job over, but the following information was included in the original article. Not all bikes use an 1157 bulb for the brake light, so make sure you know what type of bulb your bike takes.
It never hurts to make yourself more visible to motorists, and with the safety lights attached to your helmet, you can be sure that everyone behind is aware of your presence and pays attention to your signal lights. The license plate mounting screws in their new location can also be slid through them on the bottom. The installation was fairly straightforward, and the lights both lighted up, though the four little batteries were so depleted that I decided to buy eight new batteries — for a few dollars more than the lights themselves. Put the RiderLight into the hazard warning mode, and have your assistant stand behind you at various distances, just as if they are a following vehicle. Finally, the white wire connects to the taillight black and grey wire that goes to the bulb on the bottom.