|This Firefly Supernova Wristband easily laces through the vents of this Rudy Project helmet.|
As the season's weather heats up, you may find yourself wanting to train in the cooler temperatures of early morning or after sunset. While there are great advantages to this, ( less traffic, pollution and heat), visibility is going to be more of a challenge. Bright LED lights have become the standard and are cheaper yet burn longer than traditional halogen bulbs.
Here's a Bright Idea (or two)
LED's are so bright that they are even visible during the daytime. I have three bicycles that I ride in rotation with various panniers, trunks and baskets. Each has some sort of LED blinkie clipped on but now my vented helmets also have lights! As far as I'm concerned, the more the better. I'd rather be lit up like a Christmas Tree in July than not be seen at all.
What makes LED's so cool is that they are cool. They don't give off a lot of heat so they can be worn pretty close to the skin such as you see here on the zipper of my hoodie. That makes them very versatile, allowing drivers to see you coming and going. Light it up!
|The same light on my wrist for night running|
Road ID is known for making wristbands with personal contact and medical information engraved. However they also offer a line of LED lights for runners and cyclists.
These operate on a watch battery (included). Lightweight, cool and super-bright, these are the ultimate blinkies for all sorts of outdoor activities when being seen is key.
Supernovas come with a variety of attachments: bicycle, wrist band, belt/clothing clip-on so you can use them everywhere. They weigh under an ounce and have a run time of about 250 hours. Choose, red, blue, green or clear. Best of all these are blindingly BRIGHT. Set on flashing, they are visible even in broad sunlight so you know they will get the driver's attention on night-time excursions. Don't take chances! These are inexpensive, (about $15 each) and easy to use. Just a little extra insurance out there. More Road ID safety and ID products can be found at their website: Road ID.com
|In addition to riding with lights, make sure your cycle wear has reflective qualities too.|