MonkeyLectric Bicycle Wheel Lights
Price: $29.99 - 39.99
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I bike to and from work every day. I grabbed these last November when it was still really dark around 5. It is so much safer riding now! Before monkey lights I had several close run ins, especially in intersections where bikes don’t have to stop but cross traffic does. After monkey lights cars see me immediately at night. They also help on cloudy days. The lights are much brighter than the makers give them credit for. I am seriously considering upgrading to the higher model with more LEDs!
Tip to those who buy it: Blue and red color combo is the most effective for safety. They are the two brightest LEDs, drivers think it is a cop, and they immediately slow down.
If you’re looking at the safety aspect, then as a frugal person who also needs his bike to stay lightweight for long trips, this is a good functional alternative:
Awww where were these circa 1977? Oh, that’s right, safety stuff was unheard of and I never knew anyone that was seriously hurt jumping ramps and going to/from school. Things sure have changed since then----too many inattentive drivers today. I miss my yellow Schwinn My Fair Lady with it’s banana seat and hi-rise handlebars.
Is this price for a set of 2 or am I supposed to buy one for each wheel?
I have some like those. They’re neat! And cheap! They only turn on when you move them around enough. I’ve even used them as makeshift glowsticks at a dance. Worked surprisingly well.
These seem cool, but the pattern is only seen at 10mph+. That is a bit fast for cruising. It would be better if you could add multiple units to get the POV to work at lower speeds.
That is a VERY good question… Too bad we don’t have an answer.
I was looking at these a few weeks ago, they are normally sold per wheel. I think it’s safe to say that this deal is also per wheel.
Probably just one, as Amazon sells one for $39.95 and $59.95 (depending on model #)
10mph is fast?
The purchase is for one wheel. I got the M210 for my rear wheel last year, and my wife is currently sporting the M232 on hers. They’re fun, especially when riding past little kids - “Hey, look at that!” They also provide a lot of light (though not to see - to be seen.)
I was going to say the same thing. I don’t think I ever go BELOW 10mph, but I guess it also depends on the person and the bike. I would say if you’re going below 10mph, you probably aren’t in a situation that would require extra lights for safety.
That is correct, they are sold one per wheel.
Have the larger version. You can still see the pattern below 10mph, it’s just not as defined. I mean, yeah, you can’t see it a 3 or 4 mph. I would guess at 7 and above it’s visible.
Also, Yes it’s on both sides.
Also, in the '70s the kind of micro processors and LEDs used for this device weren’t readily available or as inexpensive as they are now.