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Emergency Light Blanket Could Save Lives In The Near Future
OMAHA, NE - June 30, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- ASAR Group, Incorporated
(www.lightblanket.com) of Omaha, announced plans to test market the Emergency Light Blanket
(ELB) patent pending. The ELB was inspired by a tragedy that happened on Interstate I-80
west of Omaha, Pepper Aasgaard explained at the Minnesota Inventors Congress (MIC) banquet.
"A man was out with his family and had a flat tire one night. He was pulled underneath a
truck passing because the driver couldn't see him."
Aasgaard's response was the Emergency Light Blanket, a large, reflective piece of durable
cloth about five-feet wide.
The ELB is imprinted with reflective arrows and high intensity low energy LED lights that
run on either a 9-volt battery or the vehicle's electrical system. If a car breaks down, or
is involved in an accident, the vehicle driver or emergency attendant can simply fold out
the blanket attach it to the vehicle and activate it in less than a minute. The ELB is
visible for up to three miles.
Currently the only protection a motorist has is the vehicle's four way flashers that burn up
their battery, the notorious unseen triangles used by trucking industry or red flare that
burn out quickly. The ELB can run for days on a 12 volt vehicle electrical system.
Features include eyelets, for bungee cables and quick magnetic tie downs and folds into a
space less than 12 inches square by four inches.
The ELB was debuted at the Minnesota Inventors Congress (MIC) in Redwood Falls Minnesota on
June 11-12-13-2004. Pepper Aasgaard was awarded two Gold medals, the Grand Award and the
Otto Schmitt Award.
"The most awards ever presented to an individual inventor in our 48 year history!" said
Robert Starr, co-founder.
The ASAR Group, Incorporated of Omaha, NE is planning to test market the Emergency Light
Blanket (ELB) according to Charles Mueller, president of ASAR Group, Incorporated, the
company plans to establish assembly and distribution centers in Nebraska in the very near
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