If you are looking for ways to be more visible when riding in traffic, this LED loaded jacket should fit the bill. In addition to front and rear LEDs, the Commuter Jacket from Visijax uses motion activated LED strips on the arms to help drivers better see your turning indications in low light conditions.
When getting ready to turn, simply raise your arm to indicate as you would normally and the built in amber LEDs light up on the front and back of the sleeve, displaying your intentions to the traffic behind you. The indicators switch off automatically after ten seconds, allowing you to safely complete your turn with both hands on the handlebars–the entire process is controlled by nothing more than your natural body movement.
In addition to the arm lights, the Commuter Jacket also features high intensity LEDs integrated into both the front and back–five red LEDs on the tail, allowing you to be seen from 400 meters (1300 feet) away, as well as six white LEDs on the front. You can choose from three light settings: slow flash, quick flash, and constant–a fourth rapid flicker mode indicates a low battery.
All of the lights run off a USB rechargeable lithium-ion battery that clips and unclips from a pocket on the inside of the jacket–it provides up to 20 hours of continuous use.
The Visijax Commuter Jacket is made from a waterproof exterior fabric and it’s further Teflon coated so that mud and other debris slides right off. Strategically placed air vents and a high breathability rating mean you don’t show up to work a sweaty mess.
The Commuter Jacket retails for around $180 and is available from the company website. If you don’t need the motion activated turn signals, Visijax also offers an LED vest for around $120.