Car Safety Lightsticks

Lightsticks for safe driving

Designed for driving safety, Cyalume lightsticks are easy to carry with you and fit any emergency kit, survival kit or car road safety kit.


Being water repellent or waterproof, the lightsticks can be used in wet or dry weather and provide the illumination needed whenever the light is low (twilight, dark areas) or in the deep of night.

In a road emergency (accident or breakdown), it is essential to be able to see, or to be seen by other road users. It may not be enough to use fluorescent safety vests and warning triangles. In the dark of night, if these devices are not properly lighted, there is no reflection and the scene of the accident or breakdown may not be identified. In such cases lightsticks can identify the situation.

The use of different colors is advisable and may provide more specific information. For instance:

  • red can denote something serious, orange too, but to a lesser degree,
  • green may denote nothing to report/nothing urgent, or simply that all is well
  • white and yellow may simply illuminate the road, warn about an obstacle, or simply mark the area to avoid a knock-on accident.

Give some tought to the colors that you choose. Cyalume has a range of up 6 colors for the lightsticks and can provide you with complementary information.

Use our lightsticks for road accidents

Cyalume products can be used to signal an accident. Set out the Flare Alternative 20cm or 25cm on the road, a few meters before the accident or around the area concerned to light up the area. The lightsticks can complement the use of a warning triangle to mark, signal, and warn about and identify any debris on the road and forewarn any other drivers about the need to avoid obstacles. We also advise the use of SnapLight 15cm lightstick, as well as the Non-Impact 40cm lightstick mounted on top of a worksite cone or a Lübeck cone using a cone adapter.

In the event of a vehicle breakdown, flat tire, obstacle blocking the road, put the same lights a few meters up road of the stopped vehicle or directly on the obstacle, in addition to the warning triangle.

In both cases, the SnapLight 15cm lightstick can help you find your way in the dark and avoid getting hurt. You can use it to identify yourself visually on the road to avoid causing another accident, and wait for the tow truck in total safety.

Cyalume lightsticks are also particularly useful for a flat tire occurring at night, when the only possible solution is to change wheels.

In this kind of situation, we advise using a Cyalume 15cm or 25cm lightstick with a magnetic base attached to the car body just above the wheel to be replaced. The magnetic base holds the lightstick in a fixed position allowing you full freedom of movement. It improves the optimal visibility. The driver’s hands are left free and he is given sufficient light to operate the jack and replace the wheel safely.

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