Affordable LED bicycle light sets
July 24, 2014 1:28 PM Subscribe
I am looking to start a program within my community to distribute front and rear bicycle lights, hopefully free of charge, to anyone in need. Can anyone suggest a vendor or retailer that could/would offer wholesale prices on a single order to a person, organization, or entity that would distribute the lights, again, hopefully free of charge, but in the worst case scenario, at cost?
posted by maleru to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I live in a rural Alaskan community with approximately 1500 seasonal workers. Most people are able to walk to work, but many choose to ride their bicycles. As the season progresses, and our days get drastically shorter, the police have decided to start heavily enforcing bike laws they interpret equally harshly. I would like to start a program akin to the Bike Light Campaign in Missoula, or the similar programs I have read about by Bike Fort Collins, and in Tacoma Washington.
The city councilman in charge of the safety committee is on board, but I need to prove that it is an affordable alternative, not just the safer alternative.
If anyone knows of a particularly affordable brand of light (LED so they last a few years) or a charitable organization, community minded manufacturer, generally cool vendor, or the like, any assistance would be amazing. It's incredible how difficult it is to get people to help you to do the right thing, but me-fites haven't let me down yet!
Thanks for your time.