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Brilliant Magnetic Bike Lights Automatically Turn On When Attached

Posted By Helen Morgan On May 1, 2012 @ 2:20 pm In Bicycles,green gadgets,Green Lighting,Green Products | Comments Disabled

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Bike lights can often be fiddly little things to attach and detach from your bicycle, but Copenhagen Parts [1] may have solved this mini conundrum – for steel bikes [2] at least. They’ve created a set of cool magnetic lights [3] that easily cling onto steel frames, making it easier to take them with you when you lock your bike up. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Except it does – the cool-looking lights turn on as soon as they touch the metal, and turn off when they’re removed.

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The team behind the product labored over the design to make sure that the lights could fit a range of tube diameters and, most importantly, that they would stay in place. Obviously, safety is key – so for increased visibility the lights illuminate from the sides as well as straight-ahead. The designers are launching two versions of the compact lights – the classic machined aluminum Randonneur and the colorful silicone rubber Lode. Each of these use low-energy LED bulbs [4], and they are packaged in recycled materials.

+ Copenhagen Parts [5]

Via Dezeen [6]

Images courtesy of Copenhagen Parts


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[1] Copenhagen Parts: http://copenhagenparts.com/

[2] bikes: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bicycle

[3] cool magnetic lights: http://copenhagenparts.com/products/magnetic-bike-light-2

[4] LED bulbs: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led-lights/

[5] + Copenhagen Parts: http://copenhagenparts.com

[6] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/04/26/magnetic-bike-lights-by-copenhagen-parts/

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