Abstract: A light transmitting device has a flexible elongated substantially flat band of high clarity light transmitting polymeric material. An LED is mounted by a mounting structure immediately adjacent but not embedded in an end of the band, and electrical wiring extends from the LED to a battery. The band is incorporated in a container (e.g. backpack, fanny pack, clutch) made at least partially of fabric so that light emitted from the band is visible from the exterior of the container. A battery and printed circuit board are mounted in the interior of the container, and an electrical switch for operating the LED is accessible from the exterior of the container. A flap stitched onto the front panel of the container covers the band and holds it in place but allows light to get through.
Abstract: A slap wrist device includes a bottom strip having top and bottom surfaces with at least the top surface of thermoplastic material, a middle strip having top and bottom surfaces and of or coated with a thermoplastic material, and a top strip having top and bottom surfaces, at least the bottom surface being of thermoplastic material. A bistable spring is disposed between the bottom and middle strips, and a light emitting and elongated flexible light transmitting element is disposed between the top and middle strips. The bottom and middle strips are sealed together by high frequency (HF) welding along substantially their entire peripheries, and the top and middle strips are sealed together by HF welding along at least the majority of their peripheries. A battery casing, with or without an external safety light, or a fabric bag, may be mounted to an end of the device.