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Hemel Hempstead, Herts, United Kingdom, 2009/03/27 - Award-winning safety lighting company Pedalite International launched a range of unique, practical and environmentally-friendly battery-free lighting gadgets designed to provide vital protection for keen cyclists, runners, horse riders or walkers.
Why not break an age old tradition this Father’s Day and instead of resorting to uninspiring gifts like socks and CDs, and give your Dad a unique, practical and environmentally-friendly gift that will keep him safe all year round when exercising.
Award-winning safety lighting company Pedalite has launched a range of battery-free lighting gadgets designed to provide vital protection for fathers who are keen cyclists, runners, horse riders or people who enjoy hill walking or hiking.
Retailing at just £12.49 from all good bike shops and online retailers, Anklelite is a weather-resistant, solar-powered ankle strap weighing just 85 grams. Simple to put on, it fits comfortably around the ankle. It provides super-bright 360 degree lighting, without the need for batteries.
Baglite is an innovative solar-powered lighting system which retails at £25 from all good and online retailers, bike shops and department stores. It slots over any size bag or rucksack or can be worn without a bag as a light harness. Baglite clearly illuminates people and their bags with no need for batteries.
Anklelite and Baglite charge up in natural daylight and in artificial (ordinary household) lighting and a full charge provides up to 6 hours of strong lighting when the products are set to flashing mode.
The unique and award-winning Pedalite 360 degree pedal lights are another great gift option. They are fitted in place of normal bicycle pedals and are powered using a cyclist’s kinetic energy. The pedals light up as soon as the cyclist starts pedalling and ensure they can be seen clearly by motorists from 1km away and from every angle, including the side.
The lights uniquely harvest and store a small amount of energy enabling the lights to continue to flash for up to 5 minutes after the cyclists has stopped pedalling. This means they can still be seen when freewheeling or a road junction.75% of all cycling accidents happen at, or near a road intersection [source RoSPA], where cycles need to be seen from the side, the pedal lights improve cycling safety and reduce accidents. They retail at £39 from good bike shops, department stores and online.
Simon Theobald, Managing Director of Pedalite (pedalite.com) said, “In this current economic climate, more and more people are giving up expensive gym memberships and getting on their bikes or running in the outdoors. But, safety is an issue, for cyclists, horse riders and joggers.”
“During the summer months, lighting is still as critical as in the winter. Even on a bright sunny day, a single cloud passing in front of the sun can reduce the light by half, making it harder for motorists to see cyclists. Think about when you move from bright sunshine into a shadow such as walking under a bridge, your eyes take a moment to adjust and you do not see as well which is the risk for cyclists without lights. Also around the time of the summer Solstices, the time that dusk occurs can vary by up to one hour in a single week and it always catches people out.”
“Cyclists need to ensure they have lights and can be seen all year round. Our products offer a "Fit and Forget" lighting solution, that is always in place and never runs out of batteries or needs expensive/environmentally damaging replacements. Our products are the perfect gift for any sporty Dad concerned about his safety and in protecting the environment.”