I first became familiar with Knuckle Lights about 3 years ago, and published a review of them at that time. You can read my review about the original product here, if you like.
I have been faithfully using those Knuckle Lights every time I venture outside in the dark... whether to walk or to run... no matter how far I have to go. We live in an urban area and sometimes the traffic seems to pay little attention to people on foot. And the first rule of safety, I am sure, is to SEE and BE SEEN. Knucke Lights certainly take care of me that way!
And with the new, improved version... they look after me even better.
These new Rechargeable Knucke Lights shine much brighter than the originals. And, they have an extra wide beam that moves with your hands so it illuminates the entire area in front of you as you move.
When you first take them out of the package, they need to be plugged into the battery charging station and fully charged before first use. This dock has both a wall unit and a USB unit for charging.
And then the indicator turns GREEN when the light unit is ready to use.
The dock has built in overcharge protection. This means that the light units can be stored on the dock and plugged in at all times. There is not danger of overcharging and damaging the batteries. Very convenient. And it means they will be ready to go whenever you want to use them.
Along with walking and running in the dark, these handy light units can be used in other ways. The Captain has discovered that one works very nicely when he is out on our deck using the barbecue. And when he is finished with it, he places it back on the dock.
And a short time later is is completely recharged and ready to use again.
The light units are made to be worn on the front of your hands and they have adjustable silicone straps which means you can wear them over gloves and mittens.
And they are fully waterproof... the unit is completely sealed... which is a real bonus for me because where I live it pretty much rains all Winter!
The lights have 3 different settings. You can easily cycle through them with a press of your thumb on that button on the top of the unit. There is a very bright beam, and a low beam and also a blinker. Just hold the button down for a couple of seconds to turn the light off altogether.
I will warn you now not to look into the light when you turn it on! That bright beam is VERY bright.
And the lights are long lasting. The battery charge is good for 4 hours on bright, 8 hours on low and 14 hours on blink. Lots of charge there for long runs and walks.
I should also tell you that this is an American made product. The company is based in Oregon and was founded by Dan Hopkins who is a runner himself.
I hope you will have a look at the Knuckle Lights Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
KnuckleLights/ because they have a sale on right now. But you have to act fast. There is a code on today's post to use as at checkout in order to receive a 10% discount on a pair of Rechargeable Knuckle Lights.
How do you stay safe when outside in the dark?
Has the time change affected your routine?