MonkeyLectric: A New Way to Light Up the Night (+ Giveaway!)
Who said that using lights on a bike for safety couldn’t be fun? MonkeyLectric has looked at night visibility in the whole new way. The concept uses the spinning motion of the wheel and one stationary piece of lighting equipment to make the wheel become alive with bright, eye-catching designs and colors!
So how does it work?
I thought the same thing when I looked at the packaging, but as soon as I took out the instructions and examined the pieces, I put it on my bike with little to no effort.
The whole concept behind the Monkey Light Mini is a piece of hardware that attaches to the end of your spokes (closest to the rim of the wheel). This piece is then attached to a battery pack that zip-ties to your hub. Make sure everything is securely fastened to either the spokes or the hub in order to prevent uneven weight distribution. Once the everything is in place you simply turn on the hardware and get the wheel spinning! Not only does the light put off a bright color, you can choose one of the 8 themes to light up the night. Hearts, rainbows, block patters, etc… If you can’t pick on theme you can have the light cycle through all of them as you cruse around!
The Monkey Light Mini did not make my wheel feel unbalanced or off centered at all. It was nothing but smooth sailing! Not to mention the extra bit of light I had, brightening the road right at my wheel. After making a few commutes, I found myself just riding around, excited about both the light and the looks from curious people. I was even stopped at a stop light to explain the crazy colors coming from my wheel!
What an awesome gift idea for those you know who commute at night or just love to find exciting new things for their bike! MonkeyLectric makes other cool products too, like the Monkey Light M133 which is the original, full-spokes light kit!
Article by Stephanie T.
MonkeyLectric has generously agreed to provide at Monkey Light Mini to a Cycle and Style reader (the same light pictured above and that I reviewed). Comment on this article by Dec. 9th, including something about how Monkey Lectric could help night up the night for you! Please include your name and a valid email address. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via email! Have fun lighting up the NIGHT with MonkeyLectric!