From: Tim Hall on 20 Dec 2009 16:17
On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 20:57:46 GMT, wensleydale(a)pacersplace.org.uk (Neil
>On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 17:59:21 +0000, Timothy Baldwin
>>You should take the up with the manufacturers, often bike lights do not have
>(When setting followups, please say you have done so. Followup change
>disregarded, uk.railway added back in as that is where I am following
(Mind you, you managed to drop uk.rec.cycling - I've put it back in)
>I have never seen a bicycle light that could not be switched off. (or
>are you thinking of motorcycles, which are not the subject of this
Anyway, one of my bikes has a dynamo powered rear light. This uses an
LED as its light source. It also has a gert big capacitor so the light
stays on for several minutes after the dynamo stops turning. Very
useful when stopped at a junction. There is no on/off switch on the
light. I've got a simlarly equipped front light too.
I tend to park the bike rear wheel against the platform wall, IYSWIM,
or otherwise obstruct it.
From: Neil Williams on 20 Dec 2009 16:20
On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 21:09:46 GMT, Alex Potter
>The lights on my bike are dynamo-powered. Both front and rear have
>"standlights", so that they stay on for several minutes after the bike
>stops. There is no way of disabling that facility.
Fair enough, then. I haven't encountered those before.
Put my first name before the at to reply.
From: Alex Potter on 20 Dec 2009 16:26
Neil Williams wrote on Sun, 20 Dec 2009 21:20:30 +0000:
> Fair enough, then. I haven't encountered those before.
I hadn't either, until a few years ago. Saves me from being mown down by
drivers who couldn't have seen me previously while I was stopped in the
middle of the road waiting to turn right.
Of course, there's a fair bit of "Hey Mister, you've left your lights on"
From: Ian Smith on 20 Dec 2009 17:05
On Sun, 20 Dec, Neil Williams <wensleydale(a)pacersplace.org.uk> wrote:
> I have never seen a bicycle light that could not be switched off.
> (or are you thinking of motorcycles, which are not the subject of
> this thread?)
Two of my bikes have rear lights that can not be switched off. They
switch themselves off three or four minutes after the bike stops
moving, but there is little you can do to hasten the switch-off.
Here you are, so you can see one:
The same model of light used to have a little button you could press
for a few seconds to switch it off, but they seem to have dropped that
regards, Ian SMith
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From: Timothy Baldwin on 21 Dec 2009 16:36
Neil Williams wrote:
> (When setting followups, please say you have done so. Followup change
> disregarded, uk.railway added back in as that is where I am following
> this thread)
I think a bug report is in order - Knode did not inform me.