A while back, Keri wrote a descriptive article about having fun in the dark with lights. One of the things that I was thinking about was side reflection, and how most of our lighting is aimed forwards and backwards. While no one would argue the merits of “been seen” lights on the front and back, what about when you want to be seen from the side?
Keri did talk about how you can use colored or reflective tape, clothing, or even, getting fun, led lights that attach to your wheels. Several of you commented on trying out some of the options she listed, but perhaps they were a bit too much (looks or $).
Well, I too was thinking about how to better get side lighting for a bike without looking like a circus, when I ran across this product: Spokelit LED wheels. I thought this might be a product worth trying out, and for only $7 apiece I ordered two.
The plastic-encased lights are designed to slide in-between your spokes and be held securely there. Pressing the center button turns them solid, and pressing again puts them into flash mode.
So how well do they work? I think pretty good. I’ve attached a couple of video clips that show the lights in action. What do you think?
SpokeLit lights from 10 feet away
SpokeLit lights from 30 feet away
Have fun ….. and be seen ….. in the dark!!