Running Lights : Are they Still needed in the summer?

Running Lights

Running Lights : Are they Still needed in the summer?

There are the days when going for a run just feels right. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the temperature is ideal. These are not really the weather conditions we link to Running lights.

Durring this time of year we are normally increasing the mileage for the big race or that personal goal. Should that be London marathon, Vitality 10k or even a local Parkrun. Yes we understand many races and events have ben cancelled for both 2020 & 2021 due to covid19, But hopefully we are getting on top of it and as we see the infection rate drop, more and more races will be returning.

Until the barriers have been raised and we return to somewhat a normal life. Training by yourself or as a small group is the way forward. But should we be running as group of 6 or by yourself. The question we need to be asking

Should we use a Running light: when running the in the summer?

In our opinion the answer is Yes, however it depends when your running . As stated above the issue we have when increasing our mileage we will start either start earlier in the morning or run into darkness. These are the times when more accidents happening and sometime leaves you in a bad position for your up coming race or event.

But the thought about running with extra weight of object on 13.1 mile or half marathon distance or even the full Marathon or ultra marathon and be daunting. Which is why we have found the Lightest Running Lights on the market for 2021. Should that be Running headtorches, Running Chest Lights or the newer Running Vests with lights.

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Before we jump into our recommendations, Is there anything else we need to think about apart from weight? 

#1 - OUMEIOU KNITTED BEANIE LIGHT

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For wearable lights for running the Oumeiou LED Beanie has efficient features that make it one of the top running lights for lighting up your nighttime runs in a warm and comfortable way. It's great when used with a good pair of running gloves, especially on cold evenings. Firstly, this one-size-fits-all unisex beanie has a built in LED light that is removable and rechargeable via USB in a laptop, car charger, or power bank. The LED itself is bright enough to illuminate up to 30 feet in front of you and the battery lasts around 4 hours with continuous use or approximately 68 hours of intermittent use. The beanie comes in a huge range of colours:

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#2 - OMERIL LED RUNNING HEAD TORCH

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There are a lot of different night running lights for runners but none that match the specs of the Omeril LED Head Torch. The lamp on this head torch provides 200 Lumens of brightness, which roughly amounts to 100 metres in illuminated distance. The beam is also adjustable by 60° which gives you a lot more choice in what you want to see. The headlamp is fully rechargeable via micro USB, with a 1000mAh lithium battery and a good battery life. There are 5 illumination settings which include: White floodlight Red floodlight SOS flash mode High spotlight Low spotlight This means that whether you’re looking for trail running lights or just the best lights for running at night, the Omeril LED Head Torch will light your way.

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#3 - LUMEFIT RUNNING LED VEST

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Running lights alongside reflective features provide the best of both worlds for high visibility running lights, and the Lumefit High Visibility Vest is a great set of running lights that will increase your safety at night. Built with fluorescent yellow polyester and double optical fiber resin this vest provides 360° visibility that can be seen from more than 750 yards, and with 8 LED lights (4 white LEDs on the front and 4 red LEDs on the back) that can be set at Steady-On or Rapid-Blink for increased visibility. These impressive night running lights also come with two matching reflective armbands for further increased safety. The vest features an elasticated band that is fully adjustable with quick access clips and an extra wide high visibility reflective strip. The design allows for full range of motion meaning your workout won’t be interrupted or hindered, and is lightweight and waterproof so your reflective lights for running are suitable for all weather visibility.

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#4 - TABIGER LED RUNNING ARM BANDS

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Running lights on armbands are a popular choice for the best running lights due to their comfort, ease of use, and good visibility. The Tabiger LED Armband comes in a pack of 4, with running LED lights and also reflective features, in a variety of colours: Blue Green Red The LEDs are battery powered and can last up to 80 hours before needing to be replaced with 2 new CR2023 batteries, which you can buy from most supermarkets and from Amazon. This armband has 4 settings which includes fast flashing running lights, slow flashing, continuous brightness, and OFF. The Tabiger Armbands are waterproof and wear-resistant so they should provide you with strong lights for running for a long time, and the snap-bracelet style design means they are simple to put on and take off. The material is a glossy plastic which helps to increase the brightness of the LEDs.

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#5 - REFLECTIVE AND FLASHING ARM BANDS

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Another pair of great arm lights for running is the B Seen Flashing Reflective Armbands. With 1522 reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5, these lights for running at night are clearly worth buying. Built with a durable elastic band that will fit most people comfortably, these armbands can provide from 50 to 70 hours of illuminated run time. That’s a lot of running! Fully adjustable, they can be placed on your arms, wrist, ankles, and even running backpacks. There’s two modes of illumination, Steady Glow or Blinking, and the batteries are again completely rechargeable. Available in blue or green, these reflective and flashing armbands are a simple yet highly effective way to be seen during late night runs.

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#6 - RUNNING HANDHELD KNUCKLE LIGHTS

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Whilst running knuckle lights in general might sound heavy and cumbersome, these Knuckle Lights for running in the dark are actually a great lightweight and compact option. Each unit weighs less than 3 ounces and is fitted with fully adjustable straps that are made from soft silicone. This means that you can even adjust these to fit over your regular running gloves in the winter.

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#7 - USB RECHARBALE LED REFLECTIVE BELT

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Wearable LED running lights for runners are an efficient way to stay visible during your run, and waist mounted running lights are another option available if the other wearable lights for running haven’t quite taken your fancy. The Illumiseen Reflective LED Belt is another product that combines LED lighting with reflective lights for running to give you the highest visibility possible.

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#8 - KIWALY CLIP ON RUNNING LIGHTS

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For one of the best value for money LED clip on lights for running, look no further than the Kiwaly LED Clip On Safety Light. This small clip on running light omits 150 Lumens of brightness which will provide substantial illumination on your run in the dark. There are 4 modes of illumination:

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#9 - APACE VISION LED RUNNING LIGHTS

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Apace Vision LED Safety Lights are clip on running lights that are unmatched. They are incredibly lightweight, slim, and bright running lights that can be attached to pretty much anything.

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