5050 RGB 64 LED Lights DIY Bike Bicycle Hot Wheels Waterproof Colorful Programmable Rechargeable
- LED: 64 LED 5050 RGB
- Size: 500*30*20MM
- Material: ABS +PC
- Battery: 950mAH lithium battery
- Work: about 8-10 hours
- Waterproof: IPX6
- Charger: USB
- The wheel speed of 15 yards that can display full-spoke design Pictures complete.
- You can DIY the pictures and words by yourself,support JPG,PNG and BMP,can be stored for 21 characters.
- Double-sided edge-type lens design, double-sided display images, 64 lights can be work as 128 lights.
- IPX6 waterproof,can be use in the rainy day.
- Intelligent switch, manual and automatic dual control,can save power when stop use.
- Can work about 8-10 hours in the general time.
- Use both ends of a plastic card with a solid and stable way and bolted for easy removal.
- Three type of pictures you can add,Fashion cartoon,Dynamic pattern,Cool dynamic.
How to install:
- Press fitted battery cartridge.
- Tightening nylon cable ties.
- Products placed in the center of the bicycle spokes,tightening fixed deck.
- Fixed deck should follow the wire angle.
- Installation Positioning magnet
How to use:
- After the installation is complete connect the battery tube and appliance plug, 64 LED Happy Valley-type products all will bright.
- Go to the circular black spots on the sensor magnet definite position,8 red lights lit simultaneously,it means magnet in the correct position.
- Press the product switch, press one second is switch, wheeled lights, wheel does not move does not light, automatic power saving mode,
- Any state, long press the switch more than 3 seconds, when the eight green light is rear wheel mode, eight blue lights are into
The front wheel mode, the factory default is front wheel mode.
Easy to set up
Package complete with everything you need
As an electrical engineer with most of my experience in quality assurance, I give these guys perfect marks for their construction. The product is durable, water-resistant, and very very cool. There are no “extra parts,” no “weak points,” and no gimmicky features that jack the price up. I know exactly how this product works; I even have all of the parts needed to assemble my own right on my home workbench.. but doing so would take me a whole weekend and cost more than simply buying one, and it still wouldn’t be as well-made.
I’ve also complimented them by email, and they are very friendly communicative people; so on the rare occasion that you actually have a problem, I have no doubt that they’d work with you to sort it out.
This light is simple to install. A set of batteries lasts about 5 months of daily 45 minute rides. It is waterproof, and rugged. This is my 2nd light for my other bike. The 1st light on the other bike still works after 10 years of riding.
Edit: The “theme” button broke off of one of them. I immediately contacted Monkeylectric and told them of the defect and sent in pictures of it. With no argument or fuss they put in a warranty order and it’s on its way to me. Fantastic customer service as well. Defective products can and will happen…the difference is in how the company deals with it and Monkeylectric gets an A+++!
I managed to separate the wiring leading from my front light to the battery mount (some clumsiness when I took the front wheel off to mount the bike on my car). I checked with the company to see if I could send it back to be repaired, and they actually instead are replacing the broken part. All the communication regarding this happened by email in just a few hours, and they were very kind and understanding. I love the fact that not only is the product fun and a great tool for safe riding, but the customer service is also superb. I will certainly buy from MonkeyLectric again!
The 232 is vastly improved because it’s easy to select one of the 42 themes by only pushing one button repeatedly and battery pack was moved to the hub for better wheel balance. It’s also easier to change the batteries which are now held together in clip which pops out of the canister on the hub with a twist off cap. Now I ride with groups in the city at night for fun and the Monkeylights front and rear are a great addition for fun and safety.
My only complaint is that you have to be over hundred feet from a rider to appreciate the images. I’ve never seen what mine look like and only once have I seen another rider using them far enough away to enjoy the show. I wish more people would use them so I could see the spectacle! Hey they really aren’t expensive compared to other accessories and they aren’t hard to put on either.
Visibility on them is fantastic, I have no issue going fast enough for them to be seen. Wish I could see them myself!
I have shown these to multiple friends who have since purchased some lights for themselves. Installation was a breeze, took me all of 6min to get the light installed on my wheel.
My initial order had a defective part, but after a few emails with a customer service they had the issue fixed and i’m back to feeling super cool.
-Bright. Can be seen somewhat during the day, but I do not recommend using this as a safety light whataoever unless it is nighttime.
-Freaking cool. When you turn on the power, it cycles through patterns randomly and gives a cool strobing effect.
-Great at night. So many compliments. So many positive shoutouts from passing cars and pedestrians.Cons:
-Battery life. It is a little weak on holding a charge, but this con is not enough in my book to lose a star. I use rechargeable batteries as the instructions recommend.
-Battery compartment won’t stay still on hub. Sometimes after a long day of riding the battery compartment shifts causing imbalance in the wheel. This imbalance is hardly noticeable, but may be a concern for some. Note: I ride really hard and did not use rubbing alcohol prior to mounting as the instructions recommended.If you are looking to party up your bicycle, or to become more visible from the sides, look no further. This order was super worth the purchase.
The construction is top notch. I was a bit worried on how well something like this would hold up to the abuse of the road and weather, but looking at it in person relieved such worries. Clear instructions for installation and operation even though it’s mostly self explanatory.
It looks AWESOME! I love taking night rides around the neighborhood or downtown now. You can choose designs that aren’t too distracting and make you very visible.
The only downside is you really don’t get the full effect unless it’s dark and going at a good pace, but it always looks cool anyway. It does make the front wheel significantly heavier, but that’s to be expected.
After seriously assessing the pros and cons of the M232s and some other similar products on the market, I decided a couple of weeks ago to go with the Monkey Lights. I’m going to say right off the bat that all the pros and cons are absolutely true, but with a little common sense most of the cons are moot points.
Yes you would need to ride faster than someone sprinting on foot to have the lights show a cohesive pattern. And like most lights they have a hard time competing with the sun, so they don’t show up in day light. Even if you are a total cruiser with one array on one wheel, these M232s are going to light you up and make people notice. With a double array you can go slower and still get full patterns. I can even get a cohesive pattern going up hill with two.
If you live in a place like Seattle (like I do) where the sun doesn’t shine that often, you can probably get use out of them during the day. Otherwise, from dusk to dawn is your Monkey Light time. They also hold up really well in the elements. I have ridden in two heavy downpours and not had a problem with the wiring. With the two year warranty I don’t anticipate having a problem with keeping my bike lit up like a UFO.
If you go at slower speeds use designs that work with slower speeds. The more vertical the design the better it works when the wheel is rotating slowly. The designs that are more vertical (like the lightning bolts) are easier for your eyes to perceive on a whole at slow speeds than the designs that are spread out horizontally. For those horizontal designs (like the rocket ship) the light needs to be moving faster around the wheel for your eye to perceive the whole thing. As for colors blues and white and other light colors are seen easier in the dark. The darker reds and oranges are seen easier in the twilight hours. DON’T WORRY: You will be seen from a long distance from a side view and look very different from the front and back, both of which are killer for being seen when night riding.
You’ll get the best results, if you hadn’t noticed, if you install two per wheel with one light array on each side of the wheel and one battery pack with rechargeable batteries. The batteries will last about 2 weeks of an average 30 minute commute. Two packs will double the life of your batteries, but you’ll add the weight of 6 AA batteries to the weight of your wheel. While not suggested in the included installation instructions, I found that using the excess zip ties to secure the battery pack in place by securing it to the spokes really helps. The road vibration and rain will make the pack slip a little and I prefer to ensure there is no stress on the battery/light connector.
Synchronizing 2 light arrays:
Synchronized the theme at least. Synchronizing the color is even better, but not necessary. The eye perceives the lights as a stream so the synchronized patterns create a consistent image. Think sparklers or spinning poi. With both light arrays synchronized the image is stabilized even at cruisier speeds of 8- 10 mph. With rotating colors set or different colors set, the eye perceives the colors as a mix of colors. Which is kind of cool…I guess. I’m going to play with the fireballs and the rocket theme on one wheel so it looks like the rockets are chasing the fire ball or vice versa.
Use the fourth pad included in the pack to install the light array if the connection spoke strap crosses the electric connection to avoid pinching that the electric connection when installing a 700cc wheel.
The Only Cons:
I want to be able to add designs to the M232. That, and the battery pack makes your wheel slightly unbalanced which is only really noticeable when you spin the wheel on a stand though it may, over time, make it slightly untrue. You don’t notice it when you’re riding at all.
One of the reasons I went with Monkey Lights over other products was the great design selection and the other was the locality of the factory. I’m in Seattle and they’re in California. I figured if anything went wrong with my Monkey Lights, then I would quickly and easily be able to replace them. When they first arrived from Amazon one of the lights was glitchy. I was really bummed. I wrote Monkeylectric Support, described the problem and first thing Monday morning Ashley responded with a huge apology. She sent me a replacement array that day. I love this company! I’m rocking 4 now!
Secure and durable (dumped hard and its still just fine}
Doesn’t seems to cause noticeable instability even when i’m going at 35+mph
Cant program custom “groups”
Attracts police (twice in two weeks they paced me and I have no idea what they said cuz I had earbuds in)
Causes flashing effect so it always looks like your being pulled over
I’m really happy with it, but, it may draw unwanted attention. I ride 30+ mile treks regularly and it doesn’t bother me a bit.
I see a lot of cheaper solutions out there but none compare to this particular brand. A friend of mine has the $40 version by MonkeyLectric MonkeyLectric M210 10 LED Wheel Light and while it doesn’t have as many themes or cover as much of the wheel, if you don’t want to throw down for two of these – the $40 ones still look great.
One word of caution though – keep your eyes peeled if you ride alone or even with a partner. A nefarious person may see you as a target with such nice looking rims.
They were pretty simple to install. I can’t comment on battery life except to say that this is only because I still haven’t had to replace the batteries. The battery packs on each wheel don’t seem to have much impact on the wheel balance. My only real complaints are that the little buttons are sometimes hard to see (especially in the dark when you’d need them), and it’s difficult to cycle between the different designs. I usually just leave mine on random though. Overall, I’d recommend.
Changing the batteries is a bit of a hassle, especially on wheels with many spokes. I change them once a week with rechargeable ones. My commute is about an hour each way, I use max brightness if it’s a sunny day, otherwise I use the normal setting if it’s cloudy or dark out. If it’s sunny all week (max power every day) the batteries start to wear out by Friday morning usually. If I use min power all week, they last through the week no problem. Of course with different batteries, your mileage may vary. I use these batteries: AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged – Packaging May Vary
My only complaint: I’m the only one who can’t see the cool light patterns while I’m riding.
I also purchased the less expensive monkey light that doesn’t cover as much for the front tire. I would say (1) of the more expensive ones is enough to light you up.
I will say one thing I was a tiny bummed about was that you couldn’t set it to be just one pattern constantly it changes as you ride and I didn’t like all the patterns. My husband didn’t mind.