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These new Magnetic Bike Lights look sweet

by Jason Van Horn on April 26, 2012

in Accessories, Stuff we like

These small LED bike lights from Copenhagen Parts are the cleanest bike light design I’ve seen. Designed for use with steel frames, they utilize magnets to attach to your bike for an extremely clean look with no mounting points, straps, or fasteners. Not only are they extremely compact, but they turn on when placed on your frame, and switch off when removed. Assuming you place them in a pocket that doesn’t have anything ferrous in it, you’re going to have a light with plenty of juice left when you need them. You will need to run a steel frame for the magnets to work, but since the current trend in urban city bikes is to run steel frames, most of us are in luck. (as you can see below, they clearly attach to Bianchi frames just fine)

Placing these magnetic bike lights on a steel frame activates the on switch.

Placing these magnetic bike lights on a steel frame activates the on switch.

We’re loving the clean design aesthetic, and the idea that these lights will never accidentally turn on in our pocket or bags. The drawback? They’re not going to be available until fall, and even then, since they’re based in Copenhagen, it might be even longer before they are distributed in the states. – via Gizmodo

Check it out: Copenhangen Parts

 

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me April 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Looking at their distribution on the Copenhagen Parts website, they do have retailers in the US. So the wait needn’t be that much longer

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adam April 27, 2012 at 4:21 am

be careful with those in your bag. magnets that strong my screw up other things.

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Beda August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Hi Jason,

Great article! I love the Kickstarter campaign for this product.

I was wondering if you would be interested in writing a review for a revolutionary bike rack that I designed and developed. I launched the Kickstarter project last week and am actively seeking media attention. The link is provided below.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/227636567/wingz-the-revolutionary-bicycle-seatpost-rack

All the best,
Beda

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