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Innovation of the week: The perfect light for cyclists

Innovation of the week: The perfect light for cyclists

A new set of clever bike lights could finally quell the conflict between cyclists and drivers, said Chris Mills at Gizmodo. More illumination often translates into a safer ride for cyclists, since it means they have "a higher chance of being seen — but it also means a higher chance of a driver with scorched retinas running you down for revenge." Double O bike lights solve this problem by using lower-powered LEDs arranged in a circle. The result is "a comparable amount of light (85 lumens) to most bike lights, but it's diffuse, and therefore non-blinding."