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HueRay combines handlebar grips and side lights

HueRay combines handlebar grip...
Each HueRay grip kicks out 90 lumens
Each HueRay grip kicks out 90 lumens
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The HueRay light housings can be stuck together like Lego, and charged simultaneously via an included double-ended USB cable
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The HueRay light housings can be stuck together like Lego, and charged simultaneously via an included double-ended USB cable
HueRay grips are being offered in six colors
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HueRay grips are being offered in six colors
Each HueRay grip kicks out 90 lumens
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Each HueRay grip kicks out 90 lumens
The HueRay light housings can easily be removed for recharging or to avoid theft
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The HueRay light housings can easily be removed for recharging or to avoid theft
HueRay grips are also claimed to have an ergonomic design
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HueRay grips are also claimed to have an ergonomic design
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There are already bicycle "running lights" that plug into the ends of the handlebars, providing side visibility when cycling at night. HueRay takes that same idea but makes it sturdier and more self-contained, with silicone bar grips that incorporate their own high-intensity LEDs.

Each HueRay grip has two LED bulbs contained within an impact- and weather-resistant polycarbonate housing, for an output of 90 lumens per grip. Those housings sit within a slot at the end of each grip, shining through the silicone when activated.

A 200-mAh lithium-polymer battery in each unit provides a claimed six hours of run time in Flash mode, or three hours in Steady. When the batteries need to be recharged (or even just when the bike is being left unattended), the light housings can easily be pulled out of their slots and carried with the rider. To make things simpler, the two housings can then be stuck together like Lego, and charged simultaneously via an included double-ended USB cable.

If you're interested, HueRay grips are currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of US$50 will currently get a set in your choice of six colors, when and if they reach production. The planned retail price is $99.

Source: Kickstarter

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Jim Sadler
These look like a great idea with two exceptions. The first is that they need to be able to take a falling bike type of crash against concrete as almost all bikes smack a handlebar end at some points in times. The second involves price. At $24.95 I would own these. At the current asking price I am certain that many others will offer very similar units down below $20. The electronics are obviously cheap and easily created. Only the shock proofing and expertise in water proofing will separate the good brands from the lesser brands. Right now the tiny frog type lights can fit on handle bars and they cost under $2. delivered free by mail.