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    Reflective helmet gear / small helmet lights

    My kids and I ride in our cul de sac sometimes at twilight. I'd like to make their helmet more reflective and possibly put some lightweight lights on them. Any recommends what works well?

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    Cheap and easy sticker option at Walmart in the automotive section. They have the 3m DOT/SOLAS red/white reflective stickers that are about 2.5x18" long. They're the ones required by DOT on tractor trailer rigs along the sides and across the back. Some of the most reflective material you will ever find. You could custom cut to fit the helmets and maybe even incorporate some on the bike frames. The slightest splash of light on that stuff really pops some serious reflectivity. They're about $6 for 2 18" decals.

    As far as lights, there's a billion cheap LED options that would be limited in use only by one's imagination. Another cheap Walmart find. A combo of both but leaning heavy on the reflective decals would be my thoughts.

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    Engineering Grade Reflective Adhesive Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    My kids and I ride in our cul de sac sometimes at twilight. I'd like to make their helmet more reflective and possibly put some lightweight lights on them. Any recommends what works well?
    I have this on my helmet, Engineering Grade Reflective Adhesive Tape

    I also taped up my kids frames on their beater bikes that they brought to college, super reflective. Lotsa reflective stuff at Amazon.

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    Thanks all, simple enough. I may also get a Children at Play sign like this - https://www.amazon.com/Children-Driv...ay%2Bsign&th=1

    and put it on the side of the road and a flashing light on it when we're out there.

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    If it were me I would just get one of these -




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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    If it were me I would just get one of these -




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    That is pretty sweet. I could just put my solar eclipse sunglasses on my kids in case they look up

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    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    My kids and I ride in our cul de sac sometimes at twilight. I'd like to make their helmet more reflective and possibly put some lightweight lights on them. Any recommends what works well?
    Easy and very low weight front and rearlight combination:
    HL-EL462RC-H | CATEYE

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    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    Thanks all, simple enough. I may also get a Children at Play sign like this - https://www.amazon.com/Children-Driveway-Safety-Double-Sided-Yellow and put it on the side of the road and a flashing light on it when we're out there.
    In my neighborhood those signs make people speed up and drive closer to the sidewalk... and suddenly have an overwhelming urge to send a text.

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