Fortified Bike Lights

By | 16 September, 2013

Indestructible, theft-resistant bike lights with a lifetime guarantee!

I don’t know about you, but I find bike lights a real pain to deal with. If you leave them on your bike they get stolen, and if you take them off then they invariably get lost at the bottom of your bag, and it’s annoying to have to hunt around for them in the dark. Also, in my bitter experience, the act of bouncing around in the bottom of my bag usually switches them on accidentally and drains the battery!

It would be great to buy lights that you could leave permanently attached to your bike, without them getting stolen or vandalised. And it would be great if the rechargeable batteries inside lasted for more than 3 or 4 commutes to work.

Well, the folks behind the Fortified Bike Lights, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, claim that their bike lights are both theft-resistant and indestructible – and they back up that claim with a lifetime guarantee.

The light brackets use a security screw to attach them to your frame, which makes them very difficult for a thief to detach.

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Inside is a lithium battery which runs for 40 hours on the front light, and 200 hours on the back light, and recharges by USB connection, and it’s also covered by the anti-theft guarantee.

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So far the Kickstarter funding period is only 5 days in, with 37 to go, and over 500 people (including me) have backed the project, and are already fully funded twice over. It seems to be a really popular project, and I’m looking forward to trying the lights out.

 

 

Author: Richard Bloomfield

Richard is the founder of Dublin Bike Blog. He commutes to work every day by bike, come rain or shine, on his Dutch city bike. You can read more from Richard on his blog richardbloomfield.ie.

2 thoughts on “Fortified Bike Lights

  1. Richard Bloomfield

    With around a week to go, this kickstarter project is fully funded several times over. Just need a few more people to back the project, in order to reach the stretch goals.

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  2. Antonio

    Hi Richard, have you had the chance to use this bike, or can you suggest an alternative to this (mean secured + hybrid or street bike) that can be bought in Dublin for commuting 45km (in total) daily?

    Thanks.

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