Unique Solar powered Baglite Launches to Keep Cyclists and Children safe this Winter
Eco-friendly Baglite charges in sunlight and artificial light
Launching at Interbike Las Vegas, 24th September
September – Baglite - a unique new solar-powered, eco-friendly lighting product worn over the shoulders and fitting over any backpack or bag will be keeping cyclists safe on the roads and protecting commuters and children as they walk to and from school this winter.
This latest eco-friendly lighting product from award-winning, safety lighting specialist, Pedalite is launching at Amercia’s biggest bike show, Interbike, in Las Vegas on 24th September and will be available in all good bike shops in time for Christmas priced at around £25.
Slotting over any size bag or rucksack, Baglite provides super-bright lighting that clearly illuminates people and their bags with no need for batteries. Using a new unique 360 degree floodlight module there is a single red floodlight at the back and two white floodlights at the front attached to straps that fit to the straps of a backpack. The lights shine out from every angle so cyclists and children wearing Baglite will be seen clearly by motorists any time day or night from a distance of 1km. The lights can be turned on and off and set to different modes – flashing, constant or off.
Baglite provides light that shines out brightly from a position on the body that creates high visibility for motorists and also solves the problem of people not being seen from the side, the major cause of accidents involving cyclists in the UK. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, more than 75 per cent of accidents involving bicycles in the UK are at road junctions where cycles need to be seen from the side.
As the mornings and evenings draw in, Baglite is particularly useful for schoolchildren walking to school, commuters walking to the station or to work and its durability even allows for hikers to stay illuminated without worrying about batteries running out or finding an electricity charging point.
With over 600 million batteries (22,000 tonnes) being disposed of by UK consumers (source DEFRA) every year, Baglite is an eco-friendly product, that charges both in direct sunlight and in artificial light – at the office or school or just popped on the windowsill for a few hours at home. It provides over three hours of flashing light from a full charge and provides super bright lights to create strong visibility to road users. The saving on batteries alone means that Baglite enjoys a cost payback as well as helping save the environment.
The lightweight lights are weather and impact resistant. Simple to fit and so comfortable to wear that you don’t know you have them on, they are maintenance free and ensure that commuters and school children are visible and that cyclists can ride secure in the confidence that they, and not just their bikes, are clearly visible at all times.
Tony Doyle, a former World Champion Cyclist says, “Baglite is another really clever invention from Pedalite. The fact that it is solar powered and charges in natural and artificial light means there is no need for people to worry about batteries. It is great design which will help keep cyclists safer on the roads and ensure that children walking to and from school can be seen at pedestrian crossings. I think it will prove a hit with people this Christmas.”
Simon Theobald, Managing Director of Pedalite, “We think Baglite will appeal to cyclists and parents of children walking to and from school because it is practical, clever, environmentally friendly and most of all, it provides hassle-free bright lighting that could save lives. The energy harvesting technologies that have made Pedalite a worldwide leader in battery free cycle lighting have been able to be used to create this unique lighting product for use by everyone”
Baglite’s battery free ‘green’ credentials will appeal to those of us who are environmentally conscious and even Pedalite’s packing avoids using unnecessary plastic as it is completely made from recycled cardboard.
Baglite is distributed in the UK by the world famous cycle manufacturer and distributor, Raleigh and will be in all good bike stores in time for Christmas from £25.
Key features of the Baglite are:
degree floodlight module
superbright LEDs per module light which
floods across the lens as well as
free – fit and forget
sizes of rucksacks and backpacks
access to bags while fitted
stored natural and artificial light energy
or mains charging required
visibility reflective strips
3+ hours of
flashing light from a full charge
patented, technology to help you put safety
About Pedalite International Ltd
International Ltd design and make cycling
accessory products for Safety, Health and
the Environment with Quality built in. The
products are available worldwide from all
good retailers and the range of unique
products continues to expand.
products are now used by thousands of
cyclists in over 33 countries, Pedalite
products protect the environment by
eliminating highly caustic battery waste.
MBE, twice World Pursuit Champion and four
times European Track Champion is an
ambassador and spokesperson for Pedalite
International Ltd. Tony will be promoting
the Pedalite products at exhibitions,
cycling shows and through cycling clubs,
retail outlets and in schools throughout the
UK, highlighting the part they play in
cycling safety. As spokesperson, Tony also
plays a key role in helping explain, through
the media, the importance to cyclists of
using Pedalite products.