Oh Bikey friends and Internet stalkers (isn’t it funny to capitalize Ye Ole Internet?) – we have some grand news announcing an upcoming review of LED by Lite’s latest bike light system, Sol-48. Unbeknownst to you, dear (newbie) readers,Â Mir.I.Am reviewed the Sol-36 rig back in the day, which was a Wednesday by the way to test out version 1, which never officially “hit the shelves.”
Lucky for us, and you, we received a friendly email from Rick Smith:
You reviewed and commented on ourÂ LEDÂ ByÂ LITEÂ Version 1 back in August 20, 2012. Your article and all the comments at the end hoped for our improvements and success.
We took the suggestions of our Version 1 users and incorporated them. We are now ready to release and begin sales of our Version 2 Sol-48 and would like to send you a set for your review.
If you are interested please email your address to me and aÂ LEDÂ ByÂ LITEÂ Sol-48 is on its way.
LEDÂ ByÂ LITE
If you are as excited about turn sigals for bikes as I am, let me get a secret fist pump under your desk or a jump-kick IOU, Bike Commuters. Because, here comes Version 2: the Sol-48!
The LED By LITE bike light Systems include up to 48 state of the art, High Intensity LEDs to provide a cyclist with the most radiant 360 degree “to be seen” visibility. The LED bike lights are encased inÂ flexible polyurethane/silicone straps making them waterproof and extremely durable.
The LED bike lights are powered by our BlackBoxÂ²,Â aÂ 12 Volt double cell Lithium Ion Battery Pack, which produces intense lighting without sacrificing run time. The technology of the microchip circuitry includes “dimming pulsating” modes, not blinking on and off. The BlackBoxÂ² can be recharged with the wall adapter or from a computer using a micro USB cord.
The Plus of this system is our innovative LBL Wireless Dashboard.TMÂ A wireless controller mounted on the handler bar controls both pulsation mode and directional turn indicator system. Your bicycle becomes a more relevant vehicle for the road.QAD SystemTMÂ is unique and allows for quickly attaching and detaching of the LBL LiteStrapsTMÂ to help protect your lights from theft.
LBL modes of operation:
- Hi Beam:Â 550 lumens run time of 7 hours
- Low Beam: 275lumesÂ run time of 14 hours
- Pulsation Mode:Â Pulsating from 100% brilliance to 60% and back in one second
- Day Mode: Pulsating rear lights only
- Directional turn indicators
The system itself:
- 2 white front and 2 red rear light strips
- Lithium-ion rechargeable batteryÂ Dashboard: Wirelessly change between modes and toggle turn indicators. (4hr recharge)
- Wire harness: Connects system together
- QAD clips: Allows for quick attach and detaching of system in 30 seconds
*Using your arm is still considered a universal turning signal
That should keep everyone mildly curious for the REAL review to come, where I will lay down my Velvet Hammer of constructive criticism mixed with assinine accolades to give you, the readers and bike commuters, the real deal on this super-bright light system with turn (gah!) signals (gasp!).
In the meantime, let’s let this snowstorm blow through, so I can hop back on Brick the Bike with the LED by Lite rig, to be the envy the green bike lane in Somerville, seen from a mile away, blinking, turning, and salmoning up my little baby hill to my house. I can’t wait to really put this setup to the test! As Tyrese says in (can you guess the movie before clicking the link): “BRING THE RAIN.”
Oh yeah, and for the record: here’s the BikeCommuters.com FTC Disclaimer.