When we moved off the boat and into the city last Spring, that certainly changed. There is hardly a week goes by when we don’t hear about a pedestrian getting hit by a car or a truck or a bus. It is so common and sadly we hear reports a few times a month about these senseless fatalities.
We live across a busy street from a very large park that is popular with runners and walkers. And there is a lot of foot traffic in front of our building. It starts in the early morning hours with people walking downtown to go to work. Then then the runners come out, and all day long there are people walking to and fro, and many people run past on their lunch hours. Then the workers return home, and after dinner, the runners take over again. There are a couple of running shoe stores here who sponsor weeknight runs and there are often many groups running past our window in the early evening hours after dinner.
For the past several months I have been so intrigued by their lighted and reflective gear… headlamps, arm bands, shoe blinkers and especially the lights on their hands….. these runners are normally in groups of 2 or 3 and are so much more visible because of the red or white lights they wear.
Later in the evening still, when it is even darker come the solo runners and walkers, often with dogs… and sometimes the dogs have lights on their collars or leashes, too.
I have been so tentative about going out in the dark, alone or with The Captain… even after I was given the opportunity to try out these Knuckle Lights.
Now I had seen these lights reviewed on other blogs. And one of the women that I work with every week is a long distance runner and she wears them faithfully when running after dinner… even just at dusk, for visibility sake.
I had to try them.
So I have been wearing my Knuckle Lights quite faithfully when outdoors at night… and I have to say that I do feel quite a bit safer when I have them on.
They fit right on my hands so easily… and are not at all uncomfortable or cumbersome as I was afraid they would be. They fit me very well right out of the package but the strap across the inside is easily adjusted.
The best part about them is that you can shine the light wherever you want so that you can light your path as you go, or shine the light in any direction to get a better look at something in the dark. By wearing Knuckle Lights you are not only more visible to others but you can use the light to help guide your way when there is limited visibility from darkness…. such a great idea.
There is a button on the top of each light that is easily accessible by your thumb that allows you to turn the light on and off. With a simple click you can also cycle through 3 different power options, too . There is High Power for bright light, Low Power for a dimmer light, and Blinking Mode which gives you a flashing light.
Each Knuckle Light requires 2 AAA batteries, which are included in the package so you can use them right away. And there is a note that suggests that if the lights get wet, you open them up and remove the batteries till all the pieces are thoroughly dry again.
Would you like to have a pair of Knuckle Lights of your own?
The folks at Knuckle Lights have generously offered to give one pair to one of my readers. They will ship directly to you, so to enter this giveaway you must have a mailing address in Canada or the U.S.A.
Please use the Rafflecopter form to enter.
There is one mandatory entry:
Leave a comment telling me how you keep safe when running or walking in the dark.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway will be open till 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 and I will attempt to contact the winner by email an/or by Twitter, and also post the name on the Rafflecopter form on this post. If the winner does not contact me by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, I will select a new winner.
I am happy to report that Stacey and I finally connected and her Knuckle Lights will soon be on the way to her... Hurray!
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I was given this set of Knuckle Lights at no cost to me but the opinions expressed are my own.