You Can’t Be Too Safe on Two Wheels

You Can’t Be Too Safe on Two Wheels

Disclosure

A couple of years ago we decided to spring for a couple nicer bicycles from our local sporting goods store. Nothing top-of-the-line, but ones we knew would last and were made of aluminum. We began riding nearly every day as a part of our weight loss routine and soon enough both girls wanted to ride along. But as kids are, they don’t want to ride just to ride, they want to go “somewhere”. Unfortunately that was usually to a local yogurt shop or even over to McDonald’s for a treat. When you factor in the casual stop to finish our ice cream, it was usually already well into dusk when we made our way home.

We knew bike lights were something we’d need to invest in and we originally found one last April. But like any good parent we gave it to the kids first. We wanted them as visible as possible, and it definitely did the job. Sadly, with fall already here and winter knocking at our door, we’re finding it getting darker faster and we need more light. Much more. Fortunately we found exactly what we were looking for in this new bike light from Divine LEDs.

Good lighting is always a must, whether riding in the day or at night. This bike light from Divine LED will light your way! - SahmReviews.com

You might be asking, “If you were so happy with the other one, why buy this one?” It’s a valid question, but what we discovered is while the other model did come with a rechargeable battery, it was a feature we found ourselves not using. When you’re ready to go for a ride, you do not want to wait for the light to charge. It is much more convenient to just grab a few AA batteries and go. Sure, the prior model had that option too, but at $10 more, why pay for something we didn’t need?

Good lighting is always a must, whether riding in the day or at night. This bike light from Divine LED will light your way! - SahmReviews.com

Mounting was very easy and required no additional tools. There was even a removeable rubber insert that allowed us to mount it on thin or thicker parts of the bike. With the ability to slide out of the mounting sleeve, it doubles as a flashlight as well (or to store it in your pocket to deter theft).

Good lighting is always a must, whether riding in the day or at night. This bike light from Divine LED will light your way! - SahmReviews.com  Good lighting is always a must, whether riding in the day or at night. This bike light from Divine LED will light your way! - SahmReviews.com
 

But the most important thing is how does it perform. We used it both during the day (daytime running lights!) and also well after dark. You can easily see from the photo below that it does an amazing job of lighting up a targeted area (or a wider one with an easy adjustment of the lens) in nearly pitch-black environments.

Good lighting is always a must, whether riding in the day or at night. This bike light from Divine LED will light your way! - SahmReviews.com

I realize that the snow is already on the ground in many places around the country, but you don’t want to be caught without when we eventually warm up this Spring. We all know that this is the time of the year to pick up our electronic gadgets thanks to all the great holiday sales, and this one is no exception. At under $30 on Amazon you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better price or value. Especially since they are including a red rear light for free for a limited time!

And if you’re impressed with what you get from Divine LEDs, you’ll love that they are offering 30% off of ANY product they sell on their website by using the special code for SahmReviews readers – SAHMREVI. This makes this LED bike light less than $20! I also have my eye on some of their new LED candles – all the romance and none of the fire hazards!

Fans of LED technology? See what else Divine LEDs has in the works by following them on Facebook and Twitter! Pick one up as a gift for someone on your holiday list then enter to win one for yourself.
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Good lighting is always a must, whether riding in the day or at night. This bike light from Divine LED will light your way! - SahmReviews.comFollow up – I’ve had a couple people ask about the phone carrier shown in the photo. It’s something we bought off of Amazon a year or so ago and will fit most any phone.  It does hold securely, but the swivel doesn’t tighten down as much as I would like. Overall we were happy enough to buy a second one for our other 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.

44 comments on «You Can’t Be Too Safe on Two Wheels»

  1. Sharon says:

    Oh Lord, I haven’t ridden a bike in probably 20 years, but all of my kids are on theirs all the time. I’d love to get a light for one of them 🙂

  2. Hargow Wong says:

    I’m not riding as much as I want. Use to ride everyday. Maybe once or twice a year now.

  3. celeste says:

    This is great for bikers who rides their bikes late at night or before dawn when it’s dark outside. Safety first!

  4. Tina says:

    This is an amazing light. Every bike needs a light, and this one looks like it’s perfect. We have a lot of bike riders in Phoenix all year ’round (yes, even in 100+ degrees) and I know the value of making sure they are visible at all times. Thanks for this fascinating post.

  5. Terry says:

    I love my bike… but it has a flat tire right now. Hopefully my Hubs will have it repaired by spring. I want a light for mine… and your cell phone holder too.

  6. You know what I love about your website? You always have the most fascinating gadgets! I could definitely use something like this because I do ride my bike a lot, especially at night. I live about a half mile to the store, I always ride my bike instead of driving because who wants to waste the gas? Certainly not me. I could use this light for sure! Thanks for the review, you rock!

  7. April says:

    Very cool. It has been far too long since I went bike riding.

  8. Owen Jones says:

    A very interesting web site, I’ll definitely be coming back again!

  9. Marysa says:

    I have a Divine LED headlamp and I love it! The bike light looks fantastic!

  10. Theresa says:

    This is such a handy gadget. My husband rides, but it’s always after work when it is dark out. This would give me some piece of mind for his safety when he’s out riding.

  11. Michele says:

    I do not bike –but I do drive and I will tell you it is not all that easy to see bikers at dusk!! I really hope that lots of bikers take your advice. It could definitely save their lives.

  12. Looks like a great took for bikers! I haven’t been on a bike in ages and wont be until I can find a wide enough seat to make my backside happy! lol

  13. Michelle H says:

    Our family bikes all the time (and there isn’t snow on the ground here yet, so we’re still at it). My husband bikes to work and has so many lights to make him visible for drivers on the road, but not really something to help him see better. I love this!

  14. Holly S. says:

    Pretty cool! I didn’t even know this was a thing they made! Usually when it starts getting dark, it’s time to bring the bikes in, but if we all had lights, we wouldn’t have to. Thanks for sharing this!

  15. Susan Day says:

    We live in the country and there’s no street lighting. These bike lights would be a great asset and would mean a lot more people could get out and about – mind you, they’d have to dodge the kangaroos.

  16. Austin Baroudi says:

    Every day in the summer!

  17. Debi says:

    That is awesome. I need to get one for my son. He rides his bike all the time.

  18. This is a great product for bike riding. My husband and boys ride and you could never be too safe.

  19. Crystal says:

    Biking is a hobby of my husband’s but the earlier sunset means he isn’t able to ride during the week. It just gets dark too soon. I’ll have to recommend this light to him so that he’s not having to wait until the weekend.

  20. Caroline says:

    We need to invest in bicycles to. The kids are at and age now that they could follow us. Would be a great family activity.

  21. Pretty cool. I can’t tell you how scared I was when once coming back home on my bike I realized that it is too dark and I am practically invisible

  22. Awesome but the last time i was on a bike it was over 30 years ago LOL . The kids sort of rode on there’s a bit too.

  23. Can never be too safe on a bicycle. Years ago before helmets were required, I had a friend that ran over a pebble (yes, a simple pebble!) that caused him to wreck his bicycle. He landed on his head and died instantly. Take a look at Bono from U2 – people are having a difficult time understanding how one could get so badly hurt from a simple bike ride. So I say.. more power to you and bring on all the gadgets to help with safety!

  24. My husband rides bikes often and could really use this.

  25. Ann Fantom says:

    We go on frequent family bike rides in the Spring, Summer and Fall

  26. pamela j says:

    I don’t ride my bike enough.
    Thanks!

  27. Rajee Pandi says:

    going to learn bicycle

  28. Rose Reeder says:

    I’d love to win and give this to my daughter who is an avid bike rider.

  29. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I ride once a week on weekends.

  30. Donna Cooper says:

    I don’t but I have eleven grandchildren who do

  31. Natalie says:

    In the summer I ride my bike 3 times every week.

  32. Bill Toutz says:

    I live in Florida and ride 2 or so times a week – year round

  33. Candice M says:

    This looks like a great bike light. Right now, I have two lights on my handlebars just to get the brightness I need.

  34. Kay says:

    I just got a new bike and haven’t accessorized it yet! Would LOVE to win this nice light! Thank you for the chance.

  35. Ken Cooper says:

    I would put these on my son’s bike.

  36. Kelly Nicholson says:

    if i win i need to get me a bike..oh well..

  37. shilo h says:

    I don’t really ride them anymore. I used to all the time.

  38. Holly E says:

    My hubby and I ride at least 4 times per week.

  39. Jenny Ford says:

    I don’t ride as much as I should, but son rides daily when weather permits.

  40. Daniel M says:

    in the summer as often as i can, usually 4-5 times a week

  41. Brent S says:

    I bike most days – it is rare when I don’t ride!

  42. Jill Myrick says:

    Weather permitting we ride an average of three days per week.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  43. Carol Burgess says:

    You’re exactly right about you can never be too careful on a bike. People will pull out in front of you. Lots of people doesn’t show respect for bikers.

  44. joanna reed says:

    I ride weekly.

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