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ksturch 12-24-03 07:02 PM

Alternative cycling safety with lights!
 
I forever get annoyed at the expense of safety wear and lights and have set up a company to resolve just that issue. We offer a new and innovative garment called the lumn8er to increase a cyclists safety.
We are now carrying out cultural attitudes towards enhanced safety techniques and would appreciate any feedback from cyclists reading this and after having visited our website to drop us an email.

ksturch @ www.safe-and-seen.co.uk

Jonny B 12-24-03 07:25 PM

Seems like a very good idea, not sure if I'd wear it myslef though (I'm too hardcore for safety equiptment 8) ). I think if you could develope a small removable light strip (using Velcro or similar to attatch it to anything from clothes to bags to bikes) it would have a much wider appeal.

I think for situations like road works on motorways at night it is a very good idea indeed.

cyclezealot 12-25-03 12:12 PM

I have a similiar product. Bought from some company in Chicago, I think..Called
"National Home Safety INc. or something like that... Saw it on the road on some cyclist in front of me and had to find it..They seem really effective...I use mine, but still switch on an LED light mounted to the bike frame. No maximum number of lights can be bad?

ksturch 12-25-03 01:17 PM

Lighting your body and not the bike.
 
Hi cyclezealot,

Thankyou for your reply, we are interested in all opions with regards to safety and i for one am fascinated by different peoples attitudes. Some say that our Lumin8er is gimmicky and others love it?
I guess it boils down to peoples vanity but at night, mirrors cast no reflection.
I personally wear one to compliment my normal LED lights on my blike. The thing about LEDs is that they have a very omni-directional behaviour in that they 'glare' from a certain viewing angle. From the side however they're uselesss. Hence lighting your body aswell has got to increase your chances especially with our pulse stobing oin the flatlite tape.

Please feel free to email me with any other opions you may have to offer and i look forward to future correspondence.

ksturch sales@safe-and-seen.co.uk
homepage www.safe-and-seen.co.uk





Originally Posted by cyclezealot
I have a similiar product. Bought from some company in Chicago, I think..Called
"National Home Safety INc. or something like that... Saw it on the road on some cyclist in front of me and had to find it..They seem really effective...I use mine, but still switch on an LED light mounted to the bike frame. No maximum number of lights can be bad?


cyclezealot 12-25-03 01:55 PM

Kstruch...The basis for my feelings is not from wearing it, but seeing others wear it prior to my purchase. Just from an observer, I strongly feel they are very effective. I saw that cyclist way up ahead. I saw that person so far ahead, I was unsure what It was; up until I got close.
Will check out your web site. It the US supplier affiliated with your product. Design looks a little different. Traditional vest with one stripe that flashes. Horizontal stripe about the base of the backside of the safety vest...that flashes. The stripe is supposed to stay illuminated for like 300 hours.


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