When the clocks go back.....Be safe, be seen and be green Thursday 11 October 2007 PDF Print This year on October 28th, British winter time officially starts as the clocks traditionally go back one hour resulting in darker evenings and an increased risk on the roads for cyclists. Online eco store ECOutlet have recently expanded their range of cycling lights in time for the dark evenings and now offer several battery free options which are kinder to the environment and will help ensure cyclists get noticed by motorists this autumn. The latest additions to ECOutlet's bike light range are the Micro Bike Lights from Trevor Baylis, inventor and pioneer of wind-up technology. These compact wind up torch lights provide 90 minutes of light for only 1 minute of winding and with an LED lifetime of 100,000 hours require no replacement bulbs or batteries ever. Goodbye Batteries are battery-free magnetically-powered dynamo bike lights containing twin LEDs which flash powerfully using the power generated by magnets attached to the spokes of the bicycle. Unlike the traditional dynamo bike light, there are no dangling wires, simply fit and forget. Also in stock is the Pedalite, a non-battery dependent kinetically-powered pedal light with flashing LEDs in each pedal providing 360 degree conspicuity as the LEDs flash white to the front, red to the rear and amber to the side. In the UK we currently recycle just 4% of household batteries, that's less than 1000 tonnes out of an average 20,000 to 30,000 tonnes of general purpose battery waste generated every year. Most batteries contain heavy metals including cadmium, lead and mercury and the casing of batteries disposed of in landfill can disintegrate over time resulting in heavy metals potentially leaching into the soil and reaching groundwater. This winter be safe, be seen and be green by choosing the eco friendly battery-free option. ECOutlet is a website for people who care about the planet. It sells products that make a positive contribution to the environment and offers tips and advice on sustainable living. Contact: Paul Tuite URL: www.ecoutlet.co.uk Tel: 0207 2727233 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of ECOutlet in the following categories: Men's Interest, Leisure & Hobbies, Environment & Nature, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.