If you go out for an early morning run to stay in shape, getting hit by a car kind of defeats the purpose. Runners often wear reflective clothing or lighting systems to make sure drivers see them, but there’s a Kickstarter going on right now for a new running light that doesn’t need batteries everKickstarter goal.
The small light attaches to your waistband, shirt, or any other clippable bit of clothing (there’s also a strap that comes with it). Each time you take a step, the four bright LEDs flash once. The lenses focus the light so it’s visible from over 200 meters (about 656 feet) away. So a driver will see a flashing light bobbing up and down on the side of the road from a good distance away, hopefully making it easy to avoid running you over.
According to the campaign page, all the design and prototyping work on the Million Mile Light is complete. The video above offers some pretty convincing demos of the device working. Just FYI, the first minute or so is a bit self-indulgent. The rest of the video makes a good case for the light, though.