LED Bicycle Lights: An Important Part of Bicycle Safety

Be seen.

According to the CDC, in 2013, 494,000 emergency room visits were due to bicycle related injuries. The CDC also states that although only 1% of trips are taken in the US are on a bicycle, bicyclists face a higher chance of crash related injury than occupants of motor vehicles. While helmets and knee pads are important, being seen is just as important and we at Dorcy suggest supplementing standard bicycle reflectors with specially designed bicycle safety lights.

“While helmets and knee pads are important, being seen is just as important and we at Dorcy suggest supplementing standard bicycle reflectors with specially designed bicycle safety lights."

Dorcy offers two bicycle lights, the 41-4001 Bicycle and Personal Light and the 41-4002 Bicycle Tail Light. Both are essential parts of any bicycle safety program.

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Dorcy bike lights.

Dorcy 41-4001

The 41-4001 LED Bicycle and Personal Light is loaded with features designed to keep you safe. Its wide angle uniform light pattern allows for better and safer biking visibility. The light features 220 lumens and a design which spreads the light horizontally, keeping the brightness where you need it. This is much more effective than beams which shoot the light everywhere, including up in the sky or trees where you don’t need it. In addition to providing more lighting area for the rider, this light will not blind oncoming pedestrians. Plus, a patented “Quick Release” feature allows for easy removal of the light, allowing you to use it as a personal flashlight when you're not riding the bike.

“According to the CDC, bicyclists face a higher chance of crash related injury than occupants of motor vehicles.”

The 41-4001 is made from durable and corrosion resistant aerospace-grade aluminum alloy. It features high lumen output, long battery run time, and is water resistant to IPX6 standards. Its weatherproof switch has three positions - Constant On, Flashing Mode, and Off. The flashing mode allows for increased safety awareness.

The patented battery cartridge holder allows for batteries to be loaded through either end, making installation much easier for the consumer.

One thing I really like about this light is that it can be installed without the use of tools. With the included clamps, the light will easily fit any bike in the North American market. Alkaline batteries are also included.

41-4002 Bicycle Tail Light

The Dorcy 41-4002 Bicycle Tail Light is constructed with an IPX6 water resistant ABS body and a shatter-resistant polycarbonate cover. Its 3 bright LEDs can be used in constant on or flash mode, and can be seen from over 200 meters away. Like the 41-4001, this light comes with tool free clamps which allow for easy installation.

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