Reelight bicycle light review

I installed a set of the popular Danish Reelight SL100 electrodynamic battery-less bike lights on my bike and reviewed the lights at Commute By Bike.

Quick summary: I like them. Handy, no batteries to fuss with, they work as advertised.

Reelight bike light on front wheel

10 Comments

  • SiouxGeonz
    October 4, 2007 - 6:21 am | Permalink

    great idea but not enough dazzle for me :) :)

  • SiouxGeonz
    October 4, 2007 - 1:21 pm | Permalink

    great idea but not enough dazzle for me :) :)

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 4, 2007 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    Sure they're not all that bright, but Sue, they *flash*! ;-)

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 4, 2007 - 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Sure they're not all that bright, but Sue, they *flash*! ;-)

  • Reelight SL-120
    January 15, 2009 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    Hey SueJ – i've found that in the city they're bright enough for every day use. Just as long as you don't need to find your way with them!

  • Reelight SL-120
    January 15, 2009 - 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Hey SueJ – i've found that in the city they're bright enough for every day use. Just as long as you don't need to find your way with them!

  • Mark Tow
    February 26, 2009 - 8:31 am | Permalink

    In UK, the law required rear lights must be at least 35cm high from the ground.

    If any one install this reelights on a 26 inch wheels normal bike, the back lights are less than 35cm from the ground, therefore is illegal.

    Anything happened on road, other side lawyer will rise the question about the lights

    Other country may have same law.

  • Mark Tow
    February 26, 2009 - 3:31 pm | Permalink

    In UK, the law required rear lights must be at least 35cm high from the ground. If any one install this reelights on a 26 inch wheels normal bike, the back lights are less than 35cm from the ground, therefore is illegal.Anything happened on road, other side lawyer will rise the question about the lightsOther country may have same law.

  • Yokota Fritz
    February 26, 2009 - 10:37 am | Permalink

    Good point, Mark. Reelight claims their lights comply with the 35 cm height requirement on everything except bikes with very small tires, but 26 inch mountain bike tires are, in reality, more like 25 inches or about 63 to 64 centimeters, so axle mounted lights are indeed below the 35 cm minimum height. I'll have to remember to measure this tonight when I get home.

    700c/29" tires should be fine, though.

  • Yokota Fritz
    February 26, 2009 - 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Good point, Mark. Reelight claims their lights comply with the 35 cm height requirement on everything except bikes with very small tires, but 26 inch mountain bike tires are, in reality, more like 25 inches or about 63 to 64 centimeters, so axle mounted lights are indeed below the 35 cm minimum height. I'll have to remember to measure this tonight when I get home.700c/29" tires should be fine, though.

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