Runners: Are You Ready for Daylight Savings Time?

The days have been steadily growing shorter, but in a few days Daylight Savings Time will abruptly truncate our evening light.

Many will mourn the loss of that hour of light as we drive home from work under the setting sun, but a few groups will cheer the extra illumination during the morning hours.

runnerRunners who prefer mornings will appreciate greater visibility and a little more time to sleep in.

But while the next couple of weeks will be a respite from dark early hours, it’s not time to set aside the headlamp and reflective gear just yet. It will continue to grow darker, earlier, for the next month and a half.  And for those who still want to squeeze in an evening run or bike ride, safety becomes even more crucial.

Even with waning daylight hours, you can make the most of alternative energy while on your morning runs. Our Handcrank Head Lamp provides you with 40 minutes of power using three LED lights or 80 minutes of power using one LED light. (This affords plenty of time to squeeze in practice for that 5k before work.)

If you’d rather carry a light, try our Dynamo and Waterproof LED Flashlight. You don’t need batteries or bulbs—simply leave it next to a window and allow it to charge. Crank it up and you’ll have up to 110 minutes of light on your run. It’s also waterproof, which will come in handy on rainy days.

And whether you’re a runner or not, it’s important to be cognizant of safety as the evenings grow darker. One handy tool to give you peace of mind is our Handcrank LED Flashlight Keychain. Having illumination readily available cuts down on time you’d ordinarily have to linger in a parking garage or on a doorstep as you try to find the keyhole.

While Daylight Savings Time can be frustrating for some, it offers an opportunity to enjoy autumn morning light before the winter months set in. There’s no need for darker evenings to stop you—Solarrific will help you harness daylight hours, Daylight Savings Time or not.

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