With the nights still quite light, you probably don’t need extra safety lights on your bike. But be warned – in a matter of weeks, it’ll be dark in the early evening and you’ll need all the help you can get. One such helpful product is the Pedalite, battery-free pedal lights that should give ample warning you’re around.
Pedalites are bicycle pedals that produce powerful, pulsed illumination from energy expended by your pedaling – so no batteries. The flashing lights can be seen over half a mile away at night – and unlike the old dynamo lights, these continue to work even when your bike has come to a halt – flashing for up to 6 minutes after just 2 minutes’ pedaling, which is good when you;re at junctions and traffic lights. The Pedalites offer 360-degree illumination, ensuring you are seen by all the traffic around you, as well as pedestrians and other cyclists.
The lights themselves are clusters of light emitting diodes (LEDs), rather than conventional light bulbs. with a projected life of over 20,000 hours. They need no maintenance and are made from a glass-re-enforced nylon, which is stronger than aluminium, so they’re tough and totally sealed to protect the electronics inside.
If you’re interested in a pair of Pedalites for your bike, you can pick them up for £39.99.
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