Fairy lights that modulate at 300-400 flashes per second will be perceived as twinkling. That’s important because the movement draws the eye, increasing your visibility, but it won’t look like it’s flashing.
There’s a bit of legal interest here, because the only vehicles permitted to use flashing lights are those working by the side of the road or being used by emergency services. The law is completely silent as to auxiliary lights which are modulated to flicker.
Use twinkling auxiliary lights, which fall on the correct side of the law.
Don’t do this
Use strobe or flashing lights. Ever. You won’t get points on your licence, but it can carry up to a £5000 fine.
Posted by Andrew Dalton. Last modified: March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am
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