bike lights

  • ​​If you're driving at night, which are you more likely to notice: a single spot of light, or an entire illuminated human torso? Colorado-based cyclists Alex Mulvaney and Kathy Vega are betting on the second of the two, which is why they invented the ShineOn Dual Beam bike headlight.​
  • ​Cyclists can already choose between plenty of spoke-mounted LEDs that turn their bike wheels into highly-visible "rings of light" while they're turning. MonkeyLectric has given the tech a new slant, though, with wheel lights that power up automatically – and only when needed.
  • ​It's always a risk, leaving detachable lights on a bike that's parked in a public place. It can also be a hassle to carry them with you, though. A group of North Carolina-based entrepreneurs has developed an alternative, in the form of lights that are attached to a bike-mounted U-lock.
  • ​We've already seen bike lights that are built into the stem, rims, fork, brakes, bars and even the kickstand. Jesse Iozzio, however, is trying something new – the Brooklyn-based entrepreneur's Integrated Bike Lights are incorporated into the wheel hubs' quick release skewers.
  • ​Thanks to advances in both LED and Bluetooth technology, we've recently been seeing a slew of wearable bicycle-safety lighting products. The Wayv system, from a British startup of the same name, brings some interesting new features to the mix.
  • ​We may have seen handlebar-mounted bicycle turn indicators before, but we've never seen ones quite light these. Inspired by the indicators on the Audi A8, Zarathustra lights each feature a ring of 20 LEDs that blink in sequence, plus they've got a unique brake light system.
  • ​We've already seen hand-mounted rearview mirrors AND hand-mounted LED turn indicators designed for use by cyclists. British entrepreneur Paul Tolley has now combined the two, in the magnetically-activated Mirror Indicate – or Mi, for short.
  • We've already seen plenty of bicycle tail lights that double as brake lights and turn indicators, but the G-Light offers a handy extra feature – its turn indicator automatically switches off as soon as you've completed a turn, just like on a car.
  • ​When mountain bikers ride at night, they usually go with two headlights – one on the bars to illuminate the trail that's straight ahead, and one on their helmet to light up the part of the trail that's around the next curve. The Hydra 3, however, is claimed to make the helmet light unnecessary.
  • ​For years now, Denmark's Reelight has manufactured battery-free bike lights that are powered by wheel-mounted magnets. What if you don't want to put magnets on your spokes, though? Well, that's where the company's new eddy current-powered Nova lights come in.
  • ​Three years ago, we reviewed a nifty li'l cycling product known as WingLights – LED turn indicators that magnetically attach to the ends of one's handlebars. Well, British startup Cycl is back again, with its new-and-improved WingLights360.
  • ​If you cycle with multiple lights on your bike, then you may find that repeatedly turning them all on and off can be a bit of a hassle. Well, that's where the new CatEyeSYNC system comes in. It lets you wirelessly synchronize and control up to seven lights at once, via your smartphone.