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Safety doesn’t have to equal daggy and with Firefly safety reflectors that is certainly not the case! Forget about boring fluorescent yellow or orange shapes, this cool range of characters and shapes will have kids begging to hang these reflectors from their bags! But Firefly safety reflectors are not just for school bags, they can be hung from prams, strollers, jacket zips and handbags – anything!
With darkness descending earlier in the Autumn and Winter months and with the chances of a pedestrian being struck by a car after dark increasing dramatically, wearing a reflector makes sense. They work by reflecting light from the source, such as a cars headlights, back to the eye. A child walking to or from school in low light conditions is first seen by a driver when they are approximately 16m away, but a child wearing a small reflector is visible much sooner, from 150m in fact, giving drivers adequate warning that children are walking nearby.
Transplanted Swedes Carin and Katarina searched shop after shop, but nowhere in New York City could they find the children’s safety reflectors that adorn practically every stroller and backpack back in Northern Europe. So they decided to create their own brand of reflectors to protect their children on the streets and sidewalks of Manhattan – Firefly safety reflectors were born.
With backgrounds in fashion and illustration, Carin and Katarina soon grew the brand to include stylish reflectors for kids worthy of dangling from the chic purses of their trend-conscious friends, proving that a safety item like a reflector does not have to be boring….Firefly safety reflectors can be fashionable and fun.
An essential safety item
A reflector is an essential safety item for anyone who is spending time outside in low visibility conditions. A reflector will reflect the light from an oncoming vehicle and make you visible from up to 125 metres (400 feet) away, compared to only 30 metres (100 feet) away without a reflector. That distance could be the difference between life and death.
Keep your kids safe…
With Autumn and Winter upon us children need extra safety in order to be seen during dawn and dusk periods. Walking in these conditions can make them difficult to see but with the reflective properties of Firefly safety reflectors they can easily be seen.
How do they work?
Firefly safety reflectors are made using 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material. This material has been designed for industrial applications such as fire fighting, construction and mining safety and greatly improves the visibility of users.
Having thousands of microscopic glass beads it makes Firefly reflectors ideal for walkers, runners, kids and cyclists – anyone that needs to be seen at night.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Firefly safety reflectors are appropriate for ages 3+.
A reflector is an essential safety item for anyone who is spending time outside at dusk or night. A reflector will reflect the light from an oncoming vehicle and make you visible from up to 125 metres away, compared to only 30 metres away without a reflector. That distance could be the difference between life and death.
They are also a colourful and cute way for kids to identify their personal property without even realising the added safety benefit.
Firefly reflectors attach with a small ball-chain that links through any loop or zip pull.
Firefly safety reflectors are the size of a bag tag. Each shape varies but they roughly 5-7cm tall. Each reflector weights 7g.
Firefly’s are made of 3MTM ScotchliteTM reflective material. The soft reflectors and ball-chains are lead free and conform to the US CPSIA. They also meet the European safety standard for personal reflectors, CE EN13356.
Firefly reflectors are designed with love in Sweden and produced with the highest security standards by their small factory in China.
The retail price for this product is $5.99 AUD inc. GST. For the range please see our online store here.