DIY Bike Lights

 

DIY Wheel Lights:

Check out this video showing the installation of low-cost LED light strings onto your bike wheels:

Here are links to the materials:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111322602778

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121289343701

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251583378277

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181226760388

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221337861792

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321298771051

 

Retroreflective Tape Kits: http://rydesafe.com/

 

More Funky Lights:

 

 

In no particular order, here are some bike lights that our riders have bought/used to funk out their bikes.  Feel free to peruse this list and grab something for your bike!   This is NOT a list for headlights/taillights (make a separate doc for that)

Feel free to add to the list so we can continue to keep our rides looking great!  Just remember, this list is a resource, NOT an endorsement!

 

Pre-Made LED Light Strip Kits:

http://www.psychelites.com

 

EL Wire:

DIY and EL Wire Packages:

http://amzn.to/16HWyO0

http://www.elwirepros.com/

http://www.extremeglow.com/store/c/35-EL-Wire-Kits.aspx

http://thatscoolwire.com/

 

Flowing EL Wire:

http://www.extremeglow.com/store/p/165-Motion-EL-Wire-Kit.aspx

 

EL Tape/Flat Panels:

http://www.extremeglow.com/store/p/179-EL-Tape-Kits.aspx

http://www.thatscoolwire.com/store/category.asp?CategoryID=188

 

EL Wire Soldering Howto:

http://youtu.be/DffdZUEGokwCopper Tape for DIY EL Wire splicing: http://amzn.to/17fEBES

Note: For best results use the copper tape method – without it the connection is much more fragile

 

Wheel Lights:

USB Rechargeable Wheel Lights: http://amzn.com/B00WJ5XCVI

Monkey Lights: http://amzn.to/14xPCCr

Cyclelights: http://cyclelightsllc.com/

Spoke Swag/Soul Cruzers (Similar to Cyclelights without protective tubing):http://www.spokeswag.comhttp://soulcruzers.com/LEDlights.phphttp://etsy.me/16HWNZt

Revolights: http://revolights.com/

Spokelit by Nite Ize: http://www.niteize.com/product/SpokeLit.asp

FlexPro N-Vision:http://www.bicyclenightlight.com/

NoriLights (UV activated rim lights):http://www.norilights.com/products.html

Hokey Spokes (not as bright as Monkey Lights or others, but they do exist and are cheaper):http://www.hokeyspokes.com/orderform.htm

 

LED Light Strings:

 

Color Changing LED Light String: http://amzn.to/12Njydb 

Cheaper Ebay Option: http://bit.ly/1gnXAVu

Micro LED Light String: http://amzn.to/15Z4Dgi

Cheap Ebay Option: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151067729487

Cheap Pair LED Light String: http://amzn.to/13rCifv

 

More Options for string lights – they are all similar, and many web sites sell them (links to specific categories are shortened):

http://bit.ly/1dfoxJq

http://bit.ly/1dgn3zH

DIY LED Light Strips:

http://amzn.to/17FwCjp

SuperbrightLED Flexible Light Strips: http://bit.ly/1bljhk7Single Color Dimmer/Controller: http://bit.ly/16HXhyI12V Battery Holder: http://amzn.to/13a3ncm

Accessories:

Bulk CR2032 Batteries: Search Ebay and sort by US Sellers 

AA and AAA Batteries: http://www.all-battery.com/ni-mhbatteries.aspx 

12-Battery Charger: http://www.all-battery.com/TN160_NiMH_NiCdBatteryCharger-01160.aspx

 

 

Also, cheap Chinese knockoffs for the budget-limited (search EBay for

the best price at the time) – don’t expect them to last though!  And buyer beware – you WILL pay more in the long run!  But here they are:http://www.buyincoins.com/item/15384.htmlhttp://www.buyincoins.com/item/17642.htmlhttp://www.buyincoins.com/item/25913.html

Other cheapo bike accessories:  http://www.buyincoins.com/c/Cycling_152.html