Pedalite just sent word that all of their battery-free light up cycling products are available in the U.S. through Sears, Amazon and various other stores and online retailers.Ã‚Â What makes their line really cool is that everything is battery free, relying on either kinetic energy or solar power to illuminate the LEDs.
The Pedalite battery free 360Ã‚Âº visibility Pedal Lights (shown above) are based on award-winning patented technology. Powered solely by the cycling motion, they light up as soon as the cyclist starts to pedal providing always-on lighting, with no requirement for a battery. The lights ensure that cyclists can be seen from up to 1km away by motorists and from any angle even the side, which is a major blind spot.
In addition, the lights store the energy used which enables them to stay on for up to 5 minutes after the pedalling has stopped. This means that cyclists can also be seen clearly at road junctions where “3 out of 4 accidents involving cyclists and cars take place” (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). The lights also create a virtual cycle lane so bikes with the Pedalite Pedal Lights fitted seem wider to cars and they tend to give them more space and distance.
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Anklelite is a battery-free band that fits around a cyclistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s arm or ankle. The product is exceptionally lightweight and weather-resistant. The strap weighs just 85 grams so people wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even be aware they have it on. Simple to put on, it fits easily and comfortably around the ankle/lower leg. It has highly visible reflective strips on both sides and provides super-bright 360 degree lighting without the need for batteries. People wearing Anklelite will be seen clearly from all angles and from up to 1km away.Ã‚Â It is the ideal hassle-free gadget to give people confidence they are safe when out cycling in the dark.
The solar powered Baglite is a light harness that fits over any size bag or backpack, it can also be worn on its own as a light harness, to provide front and rear lighting. Like Anklelite it absorbs both artificial light or sunlight and produces over six hours of bright light. The Baglite is practical and stylish enough to be used by all ages (children to adult), cycling to school or commuting to work.