Once again, one of our customers recently reminded us here at RJ Cox that many of our products have uses we probably would never have imagined. No matter the problem, you can often find a solution with a little creative thought and improvisation. We’ve actually discussed something similar in a past blog post where we discovered Rubbermaid products being used as watering dishes for lions, tigers and other big cats at the Exotic Feline Rescue Centre in the States.
Now, this latest alternative usage has nothing to do with big cats. It is, however, just as creative. We recently sold some of our illuminated vehicle direction batons to a customer. This customer was using these battery-powered batons not to direct traffic but instead, as a part of traffic.
Let us clarify that a bit further. These lightweight, red, illuminated batons were used in the Sydney Mardi Gras 2014. But they were not used to help direct the floats participating in the parade. Instead, they were actually used as part of the decorations on one of the Mardi Gras floats. Very creative – Don’t you think?
For those of you not familiar with this RJ Cox product, we’ll gladly share some of the details. These lightweight, illuminated batons are powered by two ‘D’ size batteries. Not only are they tough and durable, but they are also long-lasting. In fact, they are tested to deliver over 300 hours on each set of batteries.
These highly-visible batons also feature two selectable illumination settings – constant and flashing. And as you can guess, they are perfect for managing traffic during events, for crowd control and direction during outdoor events, and also for emergency services. Of course, we can now call the manufacturer and tell them to add Mardi Gras float lighting to that list.
What kind of creative usage can you think of when it comes to these battery-powered, illuminated, red batons? Maybe an impromptu, dance party while camping? How about a small-scale re-creation of a Star Wars lightsaber battle? And of course, if you ended up stranded on a desert island with a case of these batons, you could spell out “HELP” in flashing, red light to attract the attention of search and rescue aircraft.
Let’s hope you don’t find yourself stranded, alone on a desert island. However, if you ever do need the perfect tool for directing traffic or illuminating your next parade float, then these red batons will fit the bill. Want to learn more about our vehicle direction batons? Contact RJ Cox with any of your questions or to place your order.