Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Another fun lighting product

Image of Planet Bike BRT strapOn Sunday, my wife and I attended the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's annual Winterfest, perhaps Northern California's greatest bicycle party. After perusing the various booths and auction items, we acquired a Light Planet Bike BRT Strap. This is a smart LED leg/arm band, which is a great thing to have for dark winter night cycling. It has a flashing and steady mode, and is reflective when the lights are off. The package says it will run for 200 hours. It also adjusts up to 18 inches, meaning it can also work as a dog collar.

In general, I find much to admire with Planet Bike's product line, and I appreciate the company's support for bicycle advocacy. I also found a similar product, the L.E.D. Marker Band, marketed by Night Ize.

As I've written before, if you ride at night, get lights! With advances in LED technology, there is an abundance of affordable and bright bicycle illumination options.

Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site

1 comment:

Fritz said...

Most of Planet Bike's products are good, but this light-up ankle strap is not a good value. The reflector part is good, but the light is not visible at all compared to the riding environment. You're better off with regular reflective ankle straps and active lighting on the bike.