il padrone wrote:The night cycling future ??
Anyone who thinks that the boy with a toy that has most lumens wins needs to think again...
219 Lights not to be used to dazzle other road users
A driver must not use, or allow to be used, any light fitted to or in the driverâ€™s vehicle to dazzle, or in a way that is likely to dazzle, another road user.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1. Driverâ€™s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary, and road user is defined in rule 14.
Note 2. Driver includes a person in control of a vehicleâ€”see the definition of drive in the Dictionary.
There is a clear cut obligation to not dazzle other road users. A bicycle is a vehicle and a rider is a driver. And road user includes
pedestrians and other cyclists.
Even 900 lumen lights and Ayups would dazzle other road users if not aimed carefully toward the ground. A 5000 lumen light is going to bounce off so much that dazzling would be hard to avoid. Even a 1400 lumen LED torch is close to the output of a typical H1 car headlight, and would need to have the shaped reflector treatment and lens that car headlights have to avoid dazzling other road users and be legal.
But of course, you knew that, didn't you il padrone