Light­ing the way

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The 2C So­lar Light Cap does ex­actly what the name sug­gests: a so­lar panel in the peak pow­ers two LED’S that pro­vide enough light to see out to arm’s reach or what is right un­der your feet. It’s a Kiwi de­sign, and the com­pany is based in Christchurch. El­e­ment con­trib­u­tor Andy Ken­wor­thy has been test­ing the vi­sor-only ver­sion in train­ing for a se­ries of off-road run­ning events. “It’s pretty in­ge­nious,” he says. “It makes putting a head torch on for night run­ning much more com­fort­able, and lights up my feet so I know what I’m tread­ing on. But I have been amazed at how much more use I get out of it, whether for lock­ing up the shed at night or added vis­i­bil­ity on my bike, and it’s great it never needs bat­ter­ies. My wife even nicks it to read in bed!”

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