I did not mention that when an art car approaches, their headlights easily overwhelm my nightvision, so I turn the headlamp on. Thus that concern that you all have about driving over me is lessened. As for art cars that are hard to see out of, isn't this the policy from the DMV?
"Have ground guides (walkers) if the vehicle is large, has a limited field of vision or is dangerous to pedestrians"
Observation: When you say this is "not all about you" and then tell an anecdote about how you
might run into me in the dark, you are turning this into all about you
Additional Observation: If the bike rider can yell at me because he "can't see me", he must have remarkable hearing. (Or is exaggerating greatly.)
Sadly, I have experimented. Any white or colored illumination of the ground around me is sufficient to drop my range of vision by at least half. But wearing an illuminated hat, where the brim directs the light upward from my eyes, is an excellent suggestion. I might try the red light as well, but remember, most red-colored lenses still allow the other colors through to some degree.
Thanks for the tips. Feel free to add more.