Safety lights to "see" and "be seen"

We include an orange flag with every order for added visibility. However, we found a large number of our customers simply don't mount the safety flag. We take our customer's safety very seriously and we are listening to your requests. In addition to an orange safety flag, our current Firefly and eDragonfly come standard with a single 5 Lux headlamp light with an adjustable angle mount (shown below.)


It is the customer's choice to position the light angle to "see" or to "be seen." Basically, if you point the light angled "down" you can "see" the road in front of you more clearly but automotive drivers will have a more difficult time seeing you. If you point the light "up" you will "be seen" more easily by drivers but you will not see the road and terrain in-front of you as clearly.

This is a compromise we feel no powered wheelchair user should have to make. Rio Mobility is prototyping a powerful 10 Lux, Dual-Light-System or (DLS) which can be used to both "see" and "be seen." This is an industry first and a much needed upgrade to power wheelchair attachments.
 Firefly dual light / disc prototype
For American customers (where the automotive traffic drives on the right side) we suggest pointing the "left" light "up" at driver's sight-line and the "right" light "down" towards the road. For European customers (where the automotive traffic drives on the left side) we suggest pointing the "right" light "up" at driver's sight-line and the "left" light "down" towards the road.


 
This feature is still in the early prototype stages so check back soon for more details.....

2 comments

  • Hi Dianna,

    To turn on the headlight, make sure your firefly is “ON.” Then, simply push and hold the “UP” arrow on the display for 3~5 seconds. To turn the light off do the same in reverse.

    Rio Support
  • How do you turn on the LED light on the firefly?

    Dianna Hicks

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