Sing Along! You…Light Up My Life…

Sing Along! You…Light Up My Life…

Disclosure

It’s Spring! How do I know this? It’s not because of the birds chirping. Not because I see flocks of geese flying northward. Not even because we set our clocks ahead a couple weeks ago. The real sign of spring for me? Kids riding their bikes in the neighborhood. That means it is just warm enough to thaw us from this overly-long winter weather we’ve had this year.

In the past we’ve always ridden with the girls or allowed them to explore the neighborhood a little bit during the day. With the sun still setting a bit early, but the weather warming, they recently had to cut their riding short due to low light. Here in Iowa all bicycles must be equipped with bike lights if they are riding in inclement weather or low-light situations per statute. Our oldest is 11 and we felt that since she has proven to be trustworthy and prompt, we could trust her to ride at dusk as long as she was careful. So…a light was needed.

The folks at Bright Cycle had sent us one of their new Falcon bicycle lights during the winter. There it sat in its box for months awaiting warmer weather. That time was now here. Bright Cycle is new to us, but after opening the box and seeing this:

Probably the best bike light you can buy, at a price well below their competition. The Falcon bike light - see it at SahmReviews.com

I just knew we were in good hands.  When’s the last time you saw a warranty like this? I have to believe they’re sincere about being an ethical and upstanding company with a guarantee this strong. Remember, they even sent us their bike light in the WINTER knowing it would be months until we could get a chance to use it – now that’s trust!

Probably the best bike light you can buy, at a price well below their competition. The Falcon bike light - see it at SahmReviews.com

This is no ordinary bike light, it’s a full-on blind-you-if-you-stare-into-it rechargeable lithium-ion flashlight on a mount. Everything you need is included, even an extra AAA battery adapter for when you don’t have time to recharge!

Probably the best bike light you can buy, at a price well below their competition. The Falcon bike light - see it at SahmReviews.com

Mounting took all of 5 minutes and I needed no tools at all. The base swivels, allowing you to mount it on either a parallel or perpendicular bar and still have it facing the right direction. The lens of the bike light is also adjustable, allowing you to adjust the beam shape from a wide flood light to a tight spot light. You can make this adjustment on the fly while you ride to accommodate changing environments and situations.

Probably the best bike light you can buy, at a price well below their competition. The Falcon bike light - see it at SahmReviews.com

Did I mention that this thing is bright? Fortunately you can adjust the brightness by cycling through the power button for high/medium/low as well as a strobe and SOS mode.

So what’s the downside? It is large on a bike, but fortunately is both shockproof and waterproof. You can remove the light from the holder if you need to use it as a flashlight. That’s the area of worry for me; since it is removable (and large), it might be attractive for someone to pocket if you leave your bike parked. I would suggest removing it from the mount if you’re going to leave it unattended. A small inconvenience for having a well-built product.

Currently available on Amazon for around $40 and a much better deal than those $20 plastic non-rechargeable brands you’ll find at your local discount store. Your family is worth it.

Probably the best bike light you can buy, at a price well below their competition. The Falcon bike light - see it at SahmReviews.com

Do you bike? At night? What are your favorite add-ons for your bike?

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

35 comments on «Sing Along! You…Light Up My Life…»

  1. I don’t ride, but I want to – I’m impressed with this light. Where I live riding safety is so important. There’s a major University nearby, so there are a lot of bikers and the potential for a many accidents. Bike safety is a relevant topic several times a season.

  2. debra p says:

    I do bike but not so much at night. This looks like an amazing light. Even if it is a bit bigger, I’m sure it is exponentially safer and you can’t put a price on that.

  3. Oh my husband seriously could use this bike light! He likes to bike at night and it always makes me nervous! This would make it safer for him to be seen and to see himself!

  4. Nicole B says:

    I need one of these for my bike! I don’t do a lot of night biking but last time I did, I couldn’t see a thing and was afraid I was going to hit a big pothole or something.

  5. It is so important to have a good light! I can’t tell you how many bikes go up and down my road with no lights on at night.

  6. Great post, I don’t think I’ve seen any bikes this year with lights on it. They need to, hard to see especially in residential areas!

  7. What an awesome flashlight!! People really don’t pay enough attention to bike riders, this is a total necessity!

  8. This is fantastic! I would love a light like this for going out at night. You can never have enough light.

  9. This is sucha great safety product. Bikers are hard to see at night. This light could really save lives ans injury.

  10. How cool.. we had soo many bike accidents in the area and most because the bike was in the dark.. LOVE this, such a simple fix and affordable and will save life’s.. Thanks for sharing …

  11. Pam says:

    This looks like an awesome bike light! The warranty is great and it seems to be very sturdy!

  12. That looks like a really great quality light! I wish more bicyclists would use them. It’s so hard to see them on the road at night.

  13. I haven’t bicycled in a long time but, wow, that is some heavy duty light. Looks like it works amazing!

  14. LauraOinAK says:

    If I rode a bike in the winter, I’d definitely want one of these to help me see in the long dark periods. But, if we move somewhere with less light in the summer I’d be all for it.

  15. Amanda says:

    I would love to get one of these for the kids. Once summer hits we ride on the tracks at the park a lot in the evening and this would allow them more time.

  16. Ahh, yes, I do love this time of year. What an exciting milestone for your daughter to reach! And a great safe light to accompany her!

  17. what a great gadget, awesome for safety precautions at night time rides!

  18. Krystal says:

    This looks like a great tool for a bike. Thanks for sharing!

  19. My oldest is just learning to ride a tricycle, but this is something to definitely keep in mind for when he graduated to a big boy bike. Thanks for the review! Visiting from the UBC

  20. Marina says:

    We definitely try to go around when it’s bright outside but I can see why this would be a great addition especially if one hits the streets at night

  21. Greta says:

    Bike safety is so so so important. Most people stop at a helmet, but a light is a great investment, too

  22. Wow, that is one heck of a bike light! We don’t go biking in the dark, but if we did, that’s definitely something I’d want to have.

  23. Jennifer H says:

    This looks like a great safety feature for biking.

  24. This looks like a great gift for Father’s Day! I like that you can remove it from the handle. I agree that it would quickly be stolen.

  25. We don’t bike at night – but I love that attachment! Such a great idea!

  26. Stefanie says:

    Wow! That would be super handy on a bike.

  27. Julie says:

    Very cool! I’ve never even heard of a bike light!

  28. That’s a great product. we run and bike in the evening time and our neighborhood is very dark.

  29. Danielle says:

    I am seriously showing this to my husband and father in law! They both are huge riders!! So awesome! Thank you!

  30. I don’t bike myself, but I wish every cyclist out there would get one of these! I can’t tell you how many times I came close to not seeing someone because they were out in the dark and all you could see was reflectors on their pedals and no real light. This is great!

  31. Elisebet F says:

    That light looks really sturdy! I actually have never checked to see if we have a statute about lights on a bike at dusk. But regardless of whether it’s legally required, it’s a safety issue. I need to get one on my bike, especially before riding with my son in his seat.

  32. I like your blog. It is really cute. And, so colorful! Keep up the good work!

  33. Emily says:

    Wow! That looks like a lot of fun!

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