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With about 90% of my yearly mileage taking place before sunrise, I am constantly looking for the best ways to be safe on the roads. The best way of doing this is to be seen. I am a huge fan of reflective gear, but that is not always enough. The best way of being seen is with a light. This is why I wanted the opportunity to test out Knuckle Lights.
Think of Knuckle Lights as flashlights that allow you to shine on the ground ahead of you with out having to awkwardly bend your wrist to do so while running. If you run with a flashlight, then you know that, to run comfortably, the light either would shine straight up or straight down on the ground. This is just not efficient. Not to mention, you constantly have to have a grip on a standard flashlight so you don’t drop it.
When you strap on Knuckle Lights around ( you guessed it) your knuckles, it allows the light to shine on the road or path in front of you while keeping your hands in a comfortable position. With the straps going around your fingers, you can also keep your hands relaxed and don’t have to worry about dropping your lights.
The Knuckle Lights have become my go to product for running illumination. I have tried head lamps before and for me, they bounce too much. And if they don’t bounce then they are too tight and are uncomfortable. The Knuckle Lights are the most practice product for runners who run in the dark. The straps are very easy to adjust as well for great comfort.
Another great feature is that they don’t have battery’s to replace. Each set comes with a docking station to recharge. The Bright setting holds a charge of 4 hours, dim setting about 8 hours, and blinking about 14 hours.
If I had to say anything negative, it would in the case that one of the rubber straps break. There does not appear to be a way to replace them. So if they do break, you will have to buy a new set. While I say that, the straps do seem strong.
Another negative, andvthis is just me, I just forget to grab them on my way out for my run sometimes. I guess it’s a habit of not running with lights for so long. Bad habits are hard to break.
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