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    wheelchairs at night!

    I don't go out much in the evenings in my wheelie, (inability to see glass/dogshit etc in the dark being a major factor) but i do need to nip out at dusk....pretty much 5pm now.
    what do others do in order to be seen? No silly ideas please. I am NOT getting a reflective jacket - much too council dustman look for me.

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    What about some bike lights fitted to your armrests.

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    could you attach a couple of bicycle lights or reflectors?

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    I must have been typing whilst yours was being submitted beau, great minds think alike

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    I know someone who did that with a walker for night time use.

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    A good idea revolves around reflective strips and, as said, bicycle lights.

    Reflective stuff
    http://running.about.com/od/lightsan...9fdc9-0-ab_msb

    Spoke Lighting
    http://www.lightinthebox.com/cycling...t_p876413.html

    http://www.lightinthebox.com/bicycle...r_p442243.html

    LED Lighting
    If you want strong directional light then LED lighting is best.
    You can be dressed up with all sorts of lighting - chek out this link on LED bike lighting.
    http://www.lightinthebox.com/narrow/...D%5BSRC%5D%5BS

    Post us a night time photo when you're all lit up!

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    If you don't fancy clothing or lights how about painting your chair with glow in the dark paint?

    http://www.glow.co.uk/glow-paint-30ml.html

    30ml isn't a lot but there are bigger tins and other products on there.
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    What comes first? Safety or pride. In my book safety wins hands down. I may be proud but not too proud to wear something, even though it may look stupid, that will make me much less vulnerable.

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    In addition to the suggestions given by others, it can be a good idea to wear a head torch so that you are throwing some light in the direction you are looking. Modern LED head torches can be remarkably small, light and powerful - some models have a charging cradle and built in rechargeable batteries. It's worth checking out reviews online and avoiding cheap no brand products if possible, as they're often rubbish.

    So far as batteries go, modern rechargeable batteries are amazing (low self-discharge NiMH such as Sanyo Eneloop for lights using ordinary batteries, lithium ion packs for lights specially designed to use them).


    You can buy retro-reflective tape that you can stick on the frame of your chair - this is the same stuff as the strips on a reflective tabard. Good quality retro-reflective tape isn't cheap, but it's amazing stuff. Don't forget to stick tape on the sides of the chair as well as front and back, so you will reflect back light whichever direction it is coming from.

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    Hi reddivine,

    What about a reflective belt? Have a look at the link below:

    http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/chi...nformation.htm

    Kind regards,
    DLF Team

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