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Hi everyone! I hope everyone's Christmas shopping is done by now. LOL!

Anyways, I was thinking about getting the following thingy (scientific term) to help the idiots on 4 wheels avoid me at night. And also pair it with some high intensity light bulbs. Thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Safety Electronics For Motorcycles
 

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That's a headlight modulator, and while are great and legal in all states for DAYTIME use, I don't believe they are legal in ANY states for nighttime use. Of course, check with your local authorities to verify.
 

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I've also not heard of anyplace that allows modulators to be used except in the daylight. (They typically have a photo sensor to automatically shut them off at night.)

However, Safelights Glowskin makes vests with the standard reflective strips, and with additional electroluminescent lighting that should help at night.
 

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Emergency vehicles in Ohio have flashing headlights. Probably a bad idea here.
 

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Yup, yup...those kits do come with a photo-sensor and are meant for daytime use only. For a while I was actually thinking of getting one of those for a driving light that I was going to mount to the bottom of the fairing on the ol' 500R. I figured that if I pointed the driving light slightly downward and removed the light sensor, I had a pretty good plan for being seen at night. Turned out that the 500R has a weak electrical system so I didn't do it.
 

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Head light modulators have been around for years and are effective at making you seen during the day. Yes, they have a photosensor that turns them off in the evening so that you have standard headlights. They work and they are legal in all 50 states.
 

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i ride with my cobra light bar on all the time at night. only time it gets cut off is when i get flashed at, then its back on once i pass that traffic. and then again when i cut off the bike for the night.
 
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