PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- You've got your sneakers laced up, a lanyard with your keys around your neck and a playlist ready-to-go. Heading outside for a nighttime stroll or jog, you realize what's missing: light.
Today, the dark ages of nighttime activities are officially over as RunLites® gloves make their debut.
Turning night into light, RunLites are an innovative wearable technology solution that puts light where it's needed most. For running, walking, cycling, hiking or hunting at night or for indoor tasks in low-light areas, RunLites gloves offer a solution that replaces clunky and uncomfortable head lamps, light-up vests, clip-on lights, and handheld lights that limit the use of your hands.
While there are nighttime safety solutions on the market that let the user be seen, RunLites patented gloves are a more convenient, unobtrusive innovation that allows users to actually see what is in front of them, not just be visible to others. Mary Tiffin, President and CEO of RunLites, invented and patented the gloves because as a runner and working mother of three, she could only find time to exercise at night and was frustrated by the inefficiency of flashlights and headlamps.
"RunLites are life lights," said Tiffin. "RunLites gloves offer a powerful, hands-free, comfortable and wearable solution for handling the dark—no matter what the application."
Available online at gorunlites.com, the key innovative benefits of RunLites gloves include:
- Lightweight and compact design, fitted with a hands-free safety light
- Two brightness settings that can project 80 lumens of light up to 15 feet
- 6-12 hours of USB re-chargeable battery life
- Palm pocket for storage of IDs, keys, money, or music unit
- Reflective strip for added safety
- Unisex models in a range of colors offered in half-length dry-wick fabric ($34.99) and full-length polar fleece ($39.99)
RunLites gloves were recently named the winner of the regional Small Business Association's InnovateHER 2016 Challenge. Tiffin likens her "aha" moment of combining gloves and flashlights to the legendary brilliance of combining peanut butter and chocolate to create Reese's ever-popular peanut butter cups. Drawing on her successful career background in fashion and technology, she developed RunLites with the help of the engineering team at Bucknell University's Small Business Development Center.
RunLites gloves are a patented wearable technology solution, offering powerful, hands-free personal LED lighting. A next-generation wearable device designed for nighttime or low-lit areas, RunLites replace clunky and uncomfortable head lamps, vests and clip-on lights and handheld lights. With two brightness settings and a rechargeable USB battery, RunLites are ideal for runners, walkers, cyclists, hunters, survivalists, homeowners and anyone who wants to direct light, without limiting the use of their hands. RunLites are available online at gorunlites.com.