While lights are required on all bikes in Ontario (when its dark) the Dutch and the Germans take it one step further: all bikes must be sold with lights. And because the bikes are sold with lights the lights are usually (a) integrated and thus theft-proof, (b) actually bright enough not to get yourself killed, and (c) battery-free. Yes, battery free! Dynamo lights are for those who understand that city cycling has a unique set of safety demands, and that nighttime safety is an essential investment. Setting up a bike with dynamo lighting takes a bit of cost but its well worth it. Your life suddenly becomes battery-free, and the lights all use engineered beams that turn night into day without blinding drivers. Best of all, all Busch & Muller lights feature a standlicht function ("stand-light") that stores energy and continues to provide power even when the bike is stopped.