In spite of all of the different tail lights out there, enterprising individuals are still searching for the for the best. To G-Light’s inventor, Wayne Kendall, that means creating what he considers to be a huge step forward in safety for both bikes and skateboards.
This is certainly not the first time we’ve seen a brake light or even turn signals in a light before, but the G-Light does combine both in a smart looking package. At this point, the brake light is a fairly common design which uses g-force measurement to detect when you’re stopping to deploy a brighter light. We’ve seen this form companies like Cateye and many others, and it seems to be a great addition to most lights as it increases visibility while also extending battery life.
Turn signals have also been done before, but the addition of an auto cancelling feature when you’ve completed the turn is pretty unique. We’ve seen a number of turn signals that require you to both turn it on and off, but the G-Light uses an internal compass to detect when the turn is completed to stop the signal. The remote is mounted to the bar and requires a simple press on the left or right indicator.
While red light will be the best option for riding in traffic, the light does have the ability to change colors in addition to possessing more than 100 patterns of flashing, pulsing, and steady light.
The light is said to have 120-350 lumens depending on the mode, and lasts up to 40 hours per charge thanks to its 1,000 mAh battery. Recharging the light is possible through a micro USB port. While it’s most applicable here for bikes, the G-Light also works with skateboards thanks to a custom truck riser mount. In that case, the remote is held in your hand to signal your turns.
The G-Light was initially offered through Kickstarter, but that campaign was cancelled and moved to Indiegogo. Prices start at $39 for the early bird deal, and retail will be $69. Expected delivery is April 2019.