Times have of course changed. I now have a Hope Vision and Cree on the front. These were mainly brought to illuminate my way on all night rides where one really does need some power in terms of light when you find yourself in the middle of nowhere at 03:00 in the a.m.
The rear is covered by the excellent Knog Blinder and Metroflash. I have provided a link to all of these lights below to all my blog posts and reviews relating to them.
With the mornings getting lighter and sunset becoming later one would naturally suspect that in broad daylight my lights would not see much use. This however has not been the case. My lights are still fully charged and attacked to my my Brompton and when setting off for work or home I turn my lights on.
As the blog post implies, I liken myself to a Volvo driver. Like the Volvo driver my lights remain on even during the day. It has now become so automatic that I do not give it a second thought. I am not sure that it is any safer but I find unable to set off for work or home without switching them all on.
Are there any of you out there who do the same? I would love to know.