The only safety product cyclists can’t wait to use.
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7/15/2012: Rock The Bike’s circuit wizard has finalized the two long circuit boards that will be in the new Down Low Glow! The three large rectangles in the top board are Lithium-Ion batteries, a major step up from the Nickel Metal Hydride batteries in our Down Low Glow V1. The bottom board has power managment circuitry that can take a charge from nearly any wall adapter, not just the one we will be including.
4/1/2012: Check out the video below to see the latest circuit breakthrough on the Down Low Glow: wide voltage range, same brightness. And a cool new Low Battery alert shown at the end.
More than a bike light, the Down Low Glow provides the ‘cool safety’ experience customers rave about. With the Down Low Glow bike lights on your two-wheeled thing, you can worry less about getting hit, and focus more on the joys of the night ride:
Rolling with friends on a moonlit cruise.
Clearing your head with the cool night air.
Taking a special someone out on the town.
Getting your heart beating on your way home from work.
The night ride is quality time. Don’t waste it wondering whether cars will see you. When it comes to your safety at night, don’t pick a bike light that’s “better than nothing.”
Derek Pearson customizes a chopper with the Down Low Glow.
Great for social rides:
Rolling with the DLG is also extremely cool. People often say it reminds them of the neon lights on Lowrider cars. But really, it’s much better, because you don’t have to lean out the window to enjoy the effect. The DLG throws a cloud of neon light on the ground up to 10 feet in all directions (depending on the level of street lighting). With the DLG, you can start organizing cruiser rides and social rides in your city or town. To a concert, to a field to watch a meteor shower, to the café, or to your friend’s house. On the way there, you’ll hear people shouting “Nice bike!” and “Your bike is tight!” It’ll feel good knowing that you’re changing the way people think about bikes, just by rolling by. When you read about how the Down Low Glow was invented, you’ll know it’s perfect for cruiser rides, social rides, and music cruises.
Provides effective side visibility and breathing room:
The Down Low Glow is the only bicycle safety light with GSR (“Gimme Some Room”) Technology. The whole point of GSR technology is to make you and your bike seem wider on the road than you actually are. GSR technology helps make it clear to drivers what part of the road is yours, and what part of the road is theirs. So when cars pass you, they are likely to give you more breathing room.
“Cars make a very wide pass around us at night Since we went crazy on lights, there’s never even been a close call, a lot of cars will actually give us the full car lane on 2 way streets if there’s nothing coming the other way…” — Derek Pearson, Corvalis, OR.
Did you know that nearly 70% of all nighttime bicycle-car collisions are due to side visibility? Most LED-based safety lights aim forwards or backwards. The Down Low Glow provides superior side visibility to blinkies alone.
Will it fit my bike?
Installation is easy, requires no tools or zip ties, and is not permanent. The DLG fits bikes of all types and sizes from racing bikes to 20″ BMX, to recumbents. It takes about 5-10 minutes to put the Down Low Glow on your bike for the first time. When you get good, you’ll get it down under a minute or two. For the single tube version of the Down Low Glow, installation times are about 50% lower. Either way. you’ll be out rolling on a cloud of colored neon light the same night you receive your order.
See loads more photos of the Down Low Glow on our Flickr account.
We searched around for a charger that was powerful enough to fully charge the DLG’s battery, but gentle enough not to overheat it if a customer forgot to unplug it. This trickle charger isn’t the fastest battery charger available, but it is safe and convenient. Instructions are printed on the output cord.
The TwoFish Bike Block secures your Down Low Glow battery faster and better than our standard Velcro cinch strap. It stays put on your bike and makes attaching the battery a breeze, with its grippy Kraton rubber.
Using our standard Velcro strap is fine when you tighten it firmly, but the TwoFish makes this process easier and faster. For those intending to use the Down Low Glow offroad, the TwoFish will reduce the chance of batteries slipping out while riding.
Extra Long Life Battery — For Worry Free Commuting and All-Night Rides Extra long life battery — for worry free commuting and all-night rides. Above: the All Nighter DLG Battery shown beneath a standard DLG battery. If you find that you are running out of power too early on your dual or single [...]
Get your recharging power from the Sun with our Down Low Glow solar charger. This charger is great for festivals and sunny climates. It charges the Down Low Glow in one day of bright sunshine. We recommend purchasing the Solar Charger in addition to the trickle or fast charger, as charging takes longer and requires [...]