Cycling is great for the environment and for your health — but ain’t no party like a 2-wheel party and a 2-wheel party don’t stop.
One of the best ways to kick off a 2-wheel party in style is to be visible and safe. But what if being visible and safe could also be done in a way that earned you somewhere around 10,000 cool points too?
Enter the Monkey Light. The Monkey Light is a very clever LED wheel-mounted light that uses 10 LED’s to create 20 different 8-bit themes in hundreds of different color combinations. I could talk all about them, but just check it out in action for the full dose of awesome.
The Monkey Light features:
- Great visibility at all speeds
- Patterns visible at 15+ km/h (10+ mph)
- Waterproof for use in all weather
- 2 year warranty
- For bikes and electric bikes
- Fits 20″ and larger bicycle wheels (20, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 700c)
- 10 Full color, ultra-bright LEDs
- Durable solid rubber construction
- Stainless steel anti-theft strap
- Hub mounted battery keeps wheel balanced
- Wide angle visibility
- 20 themes included with hundreds of color combinations
- Straps to spokes with vibration proof 3-point mount
- Up to 40 hours runtime
- 3 AA battery holder works with all standard and rechargeables
Monkeylectric sent us a couple of the Monkey Lights to test and review last fall (though, like always, we don’t let that influence our opinions about the product here at Eco-Snobbery Sucks), and we found them to be every bit as awesome as the video portrays.
The lights are easy to install on wheels, have PLENTY of customization options, and don’t have a noticeable impact on bike performance (except for increased weight of course — but you’re not gonna be racing with these lights anyway).
The one thing we weren’t crazy of was that it can be a bit tedious to scroll through the different theme and color options with the on-board buttons, but once you get the hang of it, it’s not too bad.
The Monkey Light can be purchased for $49.99 from Amazon or the Monkeylectric store. Obviously, if you want one for both wheels, you’ll need two. The Monkey Light also has a big brother, the Party Monkey Light, which is set to debut this summer.