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wingless' 32 LED Wheel Spoke Light Model LC-D016

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Old 12-13-17, 08:30 PM
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wingless' 32 LED Wheel Spoke Light Model LC-D016

The safety during night operation is increased when the bike is made more visible.

The standard reflectors are important / helpful. A continuously illuminated rear red lamp along with a flashing rear red lamp is also very important. So is a bright white headlight.

Recently I added these 32 LED wheel spoke lights to increase night visibility.

The lamp assembly has 16 single color LED devices on each side, four red, four blue, four amber and four green. These blink individually to create a pattern when viewing the rotating wheel.

The installation and the operation are both easy. Install three AAA batteries and clip onto the spokes.

The lamps turn on and off automatically, when motion is detected. The manufacturer lists that best operation is at speeds above 12 MPH.

The lamps detect ambient light level so they automatically only illuminate at night.

The manufacturer lists the lamp as waterproof, without providing an IPC rating. The clear housing appears to be ultrasonically welded, w/ the only opening being the soft rubber battery cover. IMO, it is sufficiently water resistant.

The lamp attaches to the spokes w/ a three-point push-on mount, using three rubber gripping clips. IMO, this is sufficiently secure. I was able to easily position these to avoid mechanical interference w/ parts while rotating.

These are my measurements:
  • Lamp Only (with Battery Door and with Three Spoke Clips) - 59.9g
  • Lamp w/ Three AAA Batteries, Battery Door Cover and Three Spoke Clips - 94.7g
  • 6" Long x 3-3/4" Wide x 7/8" Thick

This product was purchased by me using cash from my pocket. I have zero affiliation and zero agreement w/ the manufacturer or w/ the vendor.








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Here are some videos showing on-road operation, at about 14 MPH.



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Here are some videos showing on-road operation, at about 14 MPH.
Videos not working for me.
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Videos not working for me.
Please try it now.
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Please try it now.
They work now.
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My experience w/ these spoke lights continues to be very favorable.My plan is to always use these spoke lights on roadways at night. IMO these spoke lights are at-least as important as the front and rear lights for bicycle visibility to the person sitting behind the steering wheel.

Now that I am also operating on very hilly roads I've noticed that the spoke lights have an effect on wheel balance at higher speeds. I've noticed zero effect at speeds around 20 mph, but when going downhill at higher speeds there is a slight pulsing felt from the wheels that I attribute to the wheel balance being off.
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My experience w/ these spoke lights continues to be very favorable.My plan is to always use these spoke lights on roadways at night. IMO these spoke lights are at-least as important as the front and rear lights for bicycle visibility to the person sitting behind the steering wheel.

Now that I am also operating on very hilly roads I've noticed that the spoke lights have an effect on wheel balance at higher speeds. I've noticed zero effect at speeds around 20 mph, but when going downhill at higher speeds there is a slight pulsing felt from the wheels that I attribute to the wheel balance being off.
Correct me if I'm wrong but are you only using one per wheel? Judging from the video links you provided that is what it looks like to me. One per wheel is just fine I suppose if you just want to be seen but if you use two per wheel you get a much better / "whole wheel" video like effect. Not to mention the wheels would be more balanced with less vibration when riding at speed.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but are you only using one per wheel? Judging from the video links you provided that is what it looks like to me. One per wheel is just fine I suppose if you just want to be seen but if you use two per wheel you get a much better / "whole wheel" video like effect. Not to mention the wheels would be more balanced with less vibration when riding at speed.
Corect, one lamp per wheel.

It would be possible to improve the high-speed balance by usage of multiple lamps per wheel, but the blinking patterns would not be synchronized across the lamps, so the effect seen by observers would not be as-intended.

This 128 LED lamp has four lamp arrays per wheel. The balance will be better. The illumination pattern is synchronized to create a whole-wheel pattern.
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