Look What the Postman Brought in! Preview: LED by LITE System 36 Plus

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System 36 Plus Bike Light & Turnsignal Kit – Ultimate Blinky O-face.

WOOOOHOOOOOO!  Look out night riders, we have been ogling the LED by LITE Bike Light Kits since RL spotted them at Interbike last year! And we all know that a great set of blinky lights is a must-have for all ye Cycle Monsters out there bike commuting in the darkness.  The good people from LED by LITE (pronounced “lead by light” in case you were confused like me) have sent us a System 36 Plus demo kit to test out!  Let’s check out the obligatory cut and paste specs from their website, since I know I would be too lazy to browse the site for data if I were reading this post! (wink face):

System 36 Plus

Price:
$150.00
Weight:
2.00 LBS

This shows how the system works. The 48 System Plus is pictured, which has longer LED strips than the 36 System Plus we'll be testing.


Product Description

System 36 Plus

The LED By LITE bike light Systems include up to 36 state of the art, High Intensity LEDs to provide a cyclist with the most radiant 360 degree “to be seen” visibility. The LEDbike lights are encased in  flexible polyurethane/silicone straps making them waterproof and extremely durable.

The LED bike lights are powered by our BlackBox, a 12 Volt single 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 BlackBox 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.TM 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. The LBL System 36 Plus improves your safety as a cyclist by illuminating your turning intentions and helping you to see and be seen.

  • Total of 36 LEDs front and rear
  • Weighs in at 250 grams
  • 12 Volt single cell Lithium rechargeable batterypack

Full Mode 3 hrs, Front on Rear Pulsating 4.5 hrs, Front and Rear Pulsating 6 hrs

  • Easy to detach cables, for quick system setup and break down
  • Wireless Dashboard: Turn on and off Pulsation and turn indicators

*Price subject to change after pre-sale ends

*Using your arm is still considered a universal turning signal

Blinky Light Lust!! I – I – I Lufff Eeet! <3

Thanks LED by Lite – shout outs to Salt Lake, UT! I love blinky lights more than robots that do chores for me! I think I might buy the postman a 6-pack of beer.  Until the review…!


4 Comments

  1. Ghost Rider April 13, 2012 11:32 am 

    I am SO excited to read the upcoming review…when you post it, please give us an indication of wire lead length — I want to know that the wires will reach the back of my Xtracycle.

  2. rowbiker April 13, 2012 4:47 pm 

    Is there any hope that the turn signals are bright enough to be used in daylight? I ride a rowing-bike, which makes it a lot harder to signal turns using hand signals.

  3. Raiyn April 16, 2012 1:14 am 

    @ Ghost
    ….not that splicing wires is difficult. :p

  4. Mir.I.Am April 16, 2012 2:39 am 

    Okay! Trial runs and set-up this past weekend, @rowbike: these LEDs looked BRIGHT white and red for daytime! Will let you know how the turnsignals work out for this BETA version!

    @Jack – Xtracycle shouldn’t be a problem, they have extension wires that can be used in increments of up to two fet each: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXPEeSrMysQ

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