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Friday, June 01, 2012
Riding a bicycle at night is a peaceful yet invigorating
experience with an added danger of darkness and the inability to see a
bicyclist in the night. According to the 2009 National Bicycle Accident
Statistics, bicyclist deaths account for 2 percent of all motor vehicle traffic
deaths. Spoke lights provide both safety lights along with wheel lights in a
small form that attaches to any size of bicycle wheel and provide safety along
with a neat light show at every turn of the wheel. According to the same 2009 National Bicycle Accident Statistics,
around 75 percent of bicyclists were killed between 4 a.m. and 8 p.m. and
almost 20 percent were killed between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. That is
an astounding percentage in the darkness. With the lights properly attached to
each wheel, the bicycle will be illuminated in the night providing great safety
Bicycle spoke lights come in many forms, wheel lights and
the single LED lights being the two most common types. The lights are available
in many colors such as red, amber, green or white. They are colors that
contrast the darkness and provide the safety needed to ride a bicycle at night.
The wheel lights are often small LED lights set at different heights on each
spoke or every other spoke. These types
of lights have stainless steel clips made specifically to attach right onto the
spoke. Single LED bike spoke lights just slide down in between two the spokes
and lock in, and only need a squeeze to turn on. Most of the single LED bike spoke lights have two light modes to
choose from, the steady on mode, which does not flash, and a flashing mode. Two
3V Lithium Batteries power the LED bike spoke lights, which provide a long
bright light life and are easily replaced when the batteries finally wear out.
Bicycle spoke lights are the perfect safety lights in a
great spot for any wheel, and also create an amazing light show with every
pedal of the bike. Once the bicycle wheels are moving quickly enough, they will
create the illusion of two circles flying down the road with glowing trails.
Spoke safety lights have also evolved with technology as some have the ability
to display computer generated messages and images among the spokes of each
wheel. Each spoke light is water resistant along with being shock resistant.
In today's society, these ingenious little
lights provide add a measure of safety when used with other bicycle safety gear
such as reflective bright clothing, helmets, and bicycle reflectors. In
addition, they add a personal flair to the bike that is unique and which kids
and adults alike will love.