TORRANCE, CA — March 25, 2008 — LEDtronics® announces its latest solar-powered
LED safety light for outdoor evening activities, such as bicycling, walking,
jogging and inline skating. Now any outdoorsman can carry an extra measure of
security into the backcountry or when battling for a spot on the concrete jungle,
with a new compact and lightweight Flashing LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Light.
Time and time again traffic safety studies have shown that bicyclists experience
higher safety rates with the use of lights that make them more visible to motorists,
during both the day and night. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration’s statistics, 33 percent of bicyclist fatalities in 2002 occurred
between the hours of 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. A more recent study by the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety, 22% of bicyclist fatalities in 2006 occurred between
6 pm and 9 pm—the most during the day, while 18% took place between 9 pm and
The most common advice given by biking magazines and websites: “If you’re riding
at night, you absolutely should use a flashing red rear light.” They all agree
that bicycle reflectors are not sufficient for safety. Some states have even
enacted laws to that effect. Maine, for example, requires bicyclists to have
a headlight and red taillight visible from at least 500 feet when riding at
The Flashing LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Light by LEDtronics® is just the
unit for this purpose. It is very compact, yet it produces a repeating flash
that can be seen from up to 2,000 feet away, depending on atmospheric conditions
and line of sight.
The red flasher is a great safety multitasker. In addition to its primary
use on a bike, this unit is ideal for children while walking home from school
at dusk. It is indispensable for campers, hikers, skiers, bicyclists and even
boaters, since it is waterproof to a depth of three feet. Use it as a personal
marker by attaching it to your jacket or belt at night. You can mark your tent
or dangerous areas around the campsite. Keep one in your emergency kit at home
or one in the glove box of your car in case of fire, flood or earthquake, so
that you can use it as a signaling device.
Best of all, this bright flashing unit needs no batteries and is eco-friendly.
It sports a built-in solar rechargeable Ni-MH battery that will last up to 5
years (subject to environmental conditions and usage). The unit comes with a
red lens and two red 5mm LEDs that flash continuously at a frequency of 200±10
times per minute for over 10 hours, and on only 3-5 hours of daylight charging
time. It has both a vibrating sensor and a lighting sensor, switching—it lights
after dark and stays off in daylight, and if no vibration is sensed, it is set
to switch off.
The LEDtronics® Flashing LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Light, series SLR-BIKE,
is lightweight, weighing only 1.6 ounces—easy to carry on the person. It is
also compact, measuring 50mm wide x 65mm high x 30mm deep. Its polycarbonate
construction is fully weatherproof. It is easily mounted on any bicycle with
the provided mounting clamps, using just a screwdriver. Once installed, it is
The Flashing LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Light part number SLR-BIKE-RED-001
is available for $16.95 per unit. Discounts are available for large purchases.
Availability is stock. First-time large production quantities are available
to customers in 4-6 weeks.
For complete technical specifications or for large purchases of the Flashing
LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Light, contact LEDtronics® toll free at 1-800-579-4875,
telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, click here to email us
or mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com.
The Flashing LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Light direct website link is: SLR-bike-red-001