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How to Light Up Your Night Time Walks to Stay Safe

Lighting - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 4/29/2021

Person wearing a backpack with a water bottle and a glow stick

Whether you're walking around your neighborhood, jogging at the park or taking the dog out for some much-needed exercise, there's no better way to de-stress than by getting outside. If you're prone to exercising after dark, it's important that you have a reliable source of light to help keep you visible to traffic and protect you from falls and tripping hazards. Here are some suggestions to help keep you safe.

How to Be Seen At Night Walking or Jogging

Looking for an easy way to stay visible when you’re exercising after dark? Pick up a RADIANT® LED Mini Glow Stick. These battery-powered glow sticks pack bright LED illumination into a small lightweight device you can take with you anywhere. Use the s-biner to clip them to clothes or backpacks for convenient hands-free use. Choose from blue, red, white or green color.

The Nite Ize LED SLAPLIT™ is a great choice for joggers. This LED wrap features a steel spring band that easily adheres to your arm, wrist or ankle, making you visible to passing traffic. It's also rechargeable, with a runtime of 5 hours and features 2 light modes, glow and flash.

Looking for something a little bit smaller? The Nite Ize Carabiner Light is a small LED light with a carabiner clip. You can attach it to belt loops, jackets or anything else with a hook or zipper. It features both glow and flash light modes and runs on two 2016 3V lithium batteries (included).

Safety Night Walking Lights for Dogs

Don't forget your four-legged friends! Batteries Plus has plenty of products to help keep your dog safe during nighttime walks. The LED Rechargeable Necklace is a great way to make your dog more visible after dark. Simply slide it onto your dog's collar and select one of 4 different light modes. The battery has a run time of 5.5 hours and is micro USB rechargeable.

We also offer LED collars in small, medium and large sizes. These NiteDog collars are both rechargeable and water-resistant with glow and flash light modes. Or, pick up a light up leash. The NiteDog leash has end-to-end LED illumination with 2 different light mode options. It's micro USB rechargeable and will last for 6.5 hours before it needs to be recharged.

Portable Flashlights to Keep You Safe in the Dark

When you need reliable illumination, there's no substitute for a quality flashlight. Batteries Plus has dozens of flashlight options to choose from, including a number of smaller models you can take with you on your evening walk.

The NEBO Inspector is a 360 lumen rechargeable pocket light with 3 light modes and a 4x adjustable zoom. When fully extended it measures a compact 6.5 inches, making it easy to tuck into a coat pocket. Another popular model from NEBO is the Torchy flashlight. This tiny flashlight measures 2.64 in. (H) x 0.98 in. (W) x 1.18 in (D). Yet, despite its small size, it can generate up to 1,000 lumens of illumination. It also has a removable clip, which lets you attach it to a ball cap to free up your hands.

Looking for something small enough to attach to your keys? The LuxPro Keychain Flashlight is for you. This compact battery-powered flashlight gives off an output of 40 lumens. Using the carabiner clip, you can easily attach it to clothes, belt loops, backpacks and keychains.

If you're searching for a true hands-free lighting option, the NEBO Rechargeable Headlamp is a great choice. It features six separate light modes with a maximum brightness of 400 lumens. It can be worn using an adjustable head strap or attached to a ball cap using the removable clip.

Find Everything You Need At Batteries Plus

Your local Batteries Plus has plenty of ways to help keep you visible and safe after dark. Do you enjoy biking? Read about our top night biking accessories, or learn about additional pet products for your dog.

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