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LightSpur enlightens your heels


January 2, 2014

The LightSpur in use

The LightSpur in use

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Anyone who runs or cycles after the sun goes down will tell ya, it's vitally important to make sure that you're visible to motorists. Nathan's LightSpur is one of the latest products designed to provide you with that visibility, and it looks like it draws equal inspiration from Tron and A Fistful of Dollars.

The LightSpur simply clips around the heel of your shoe and grips against it. Once activated, its LED light band (which incorporates two bulbs) then illuminates to draw everyone's attention to the back of your bobbing shoe. You can switch between flashing and solid light settings.

LightSpurs are waterproof, weigh 1.2 oz (34 g), and are powered by a replaceable CR2032 watch battery that should provide over 100 hours of use in flashing mode.

They sell for around US$20 each – they're not sold in pairs. A similar product, the Trainer LED Heel Light, is sold by Target Fitness. We spotted it in prototype form last September at the Interbike trade show.

Source: Nathan

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away. All articles by Ben Coxworth
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