Back in May I was asked to review bike lights from NiteIze. I figured it was a good idea to finally have some lights on my town bike so I agreed. I had no idea how much fun and effective these lights would be.
The See’Em LED Mini Spoke Lights come in 6 different colors in packs of 2 for around $7. They are easy to install (they snap on the spoke) and easy to turn on and off (you twist them). When riding they create a great show and keep you very visible to any traffic. On my last ride I even scared a few deer away. My only complaint is that I want more! You need to have at least 2 on each wheel for the full effect.
“When the wheels are spinning, See’Em creates the ultra-attention-getting effect of a moving circle of light. Use one or several on each wheel to create your own signature bands of color.”
The TwistLit LED Bike Light is not as ‘fancy’ but a must have for front and rear visibility. These compact lights give off some great light. Again, they make it very easy to attach and detach from your bike. This one has advanced twist ties or what they call gear ties. They sell for $9 each.
“The bright, long-lasting, battery-powered LED is activated with a simple push of a button–white in front illuminates your path and tells people you’re heading their way, red clearly marks the rear wheel and signals your orientation to other commuters, and multi-colored disco is the universal signal for wild and crazy fun.”
The key in the statement above from Nite Ize is the word “illuminates” it does not actually create a spotlight or fully light up the road ahead but it does make you visible to others while giving you some light to navigate.
Giveaway- The See’Em lights were so much fun I wanted to share. Leave a comment below about where you ride your bike at night (bar, commuting from work etc..) and you could win 2 sets of See’Em (that’s 4) lights.