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Bicycle Safety Time! - Planet Bike BRT Strap Multi-Use LED Bicycle Safety Light

Posted May 18 2011 5:06pm
Link Planet Bike BRT Strap Multi-Use LED Bicycle Safety Light
Product Features200 hour run time on replaceable CR 2032 battery (included) Flashing and steady modes Multiple uses: arm band, leg band, dog collar and many more Visible up to 2000 ft Extension strap available (Part # 3030-1)

OB Ron
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This review is from: Planet Bike BRT Strap Multi-Use LED Bicycle Safety Light (Sports)I was pleasantly surprised upon receiving my BRT Strap. I didn't realize nearly the whole strap, nearly all of the yellow surface you see in the picture (7" x 13/16"), glows or blinks bright red -- so it IS a taillight. It works great. It's lightweight, easy to use and comfortable, plus fits in my hip-pack nicely. I use it as a leg-light (above my left calf) for biking or late afternoon inline skating. Having a light move as you pedal, and highlight the left edge of your bike provides a major safety advantage. I highly recommend the BRT Strap. I may be buying more. It should make a nice gift item.

Be aware that the BRT Strap won't work until you pull a little plastic tab from the edge of the battery compartment that protects the battery from discharge before customer use.

A few more nighttime bicycle safety recommendations
Don't miss the  Planet Bike Sport Spot 4 LED Bicycle Light with Head, and Handlebar Mounts  and  Planet Bike Blinky "3H" 3-Led Rear Bicycle Light with Self Leveling Helmet Mount  as a combo to mount on your helmet. It's fantastic to be able to point a light at drivers just by looking at them, plus the tail light swings and thus sort of flashes without using the flash mode. These lights are very light weight. I hardly know I have them mounted on my helmet. Most people who see me with them on my helmet think they're great. These two should be sold as a combo since the headlight takes three batteries, and the rear light takes one, so you can easily recharge four NiMH batteries at a time.

If you bike much at night, do yourself a favor and get all three, the BRT Strap, the Sport Spot, and Blinky "3H".

I also strongly recommend a bright safety vest, jersey, or jacket for day and night biking. A good one can provide a dramatic reduction in scary incidents -- people turning in front of you or coming by too close. I try hard to always use one -- it makes an amazing difference -- people seem to have an automatic reflex to be much more cautious and wait for me to pass when they see my safety vest. 
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