bike lights

  • ​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.
  • ​It's important to use bike lights if you ride at night, but not everyone wants them cluttering up their handlebars, nor do they always remember to attach them when heading out before dark. Well, that's why Licht was created. It's a set of handlebar grips with multi-function lights.
  • ​As technology advances, there are more and more electronic gadgets that take up space on a bike's handlebars. Refactor Fitness' RF-1 is designed to simplify things, as it combines a GPS cycling computer, dual headlights and an HD camera in one device.
  • Two years ago, Swiss company Velohub took to Kickstarter to finance production of its Blinkers bicycle lighting system. This March, the product became available for regular purchase, and we recently got to try it for ourselves. Our verdict? It's everything you could possibly want in a bike light.
  • ​If you're a bicycle commuter, then it's entirely likely that you regularly encounter a pothole, etc that makes you say "Why doesn't the city DO something about this?". Well, first they have to know about it – and the Flare headlight is designed to tell them.
  • It's called the Lucnt (pronounced "lucent") and what is it? It's an accelerometer-equipped bike tail light that's made from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminum, and it does more than you might expect.
  • ​You've seen those little LEDs that can be fastened to a bicycle's spokes, that create a ring of light when the wheel is spinning. While they do make the bike more visible at night, they're one more thing that needs batteries. Arara wheel lights, however, are powered by magnets.
  • ​It was a couple of years ago that New Atlas first tried out Magnic Light iC, a no-contact bike lighting system that doesn't involve batteries, tire-rubbing dynamos or wheel-mounted magnets. Now, inventor Dirk Strothmann is back with Magnic Microlights.
  • ​When you're cycling fast at night, it's good to have a bright headlight so you can see what's on the road ahead. Once you slow down, though, you really just need a low-output light that lets you be seen by drivers. Binoreal's Radius F1 transitions between the two, based on how fast you're riding.
  • Startup 33 Parallel is trying to help cut the portable lighting clutter with its new Portable Adaptive Lighting (PAL), a modular system that pairs a single light head with various body types, from a flashlight handle, to a headband, to a bike mount and more.
  • Light & Motion's new Vibe system consists of a headlight and tail light that have no switches anywhere on them. Instead they rely on sensors to automatically turn on and off, and to switch between output modes.
  • ​For over a decade, Danish manufacturer Reelight has been making bicycle lights that are powered by magnets mounted on the bike's spokes. Now, the company has set about making its lights more compact and more powerful, with the CIO.