Thanks to new dynamo-powered LightSkin internal seatpost & handlebar lighting, city bike riders can stay visible without ever having to worry about charging lights again. German city bike maker Schindelhauer has again partnered with the Korean light maker to offer the full integrated lights available on their bikes, and separately.
LightSkin dynamo-powered integrated LED lights
I’ve loved the simple LED taillight hidden in a seatpost since I first saw it, and the addition of a matching 150-lumen handlebar light in 2020 just made it even better. Built-in lighting tucked neatly inside components you already needed, and that no one would be able to easily walk away with. All you had to do was charge them via micro-USB.
But now, just plug them into the internal wiring off your front hub dynamo, and voila… pedal-powered LED lights you never have to charge again.
LightSkin handlebar hidden headlight, dynamo version
The LightSkin handlebar is a 6061-T6 alloy handlebar with a built-in 150lm headlight you’ll never have to charge if you have a dynamo front hub.
All electronics are completely sealed inside the bar, consuming 3W at nominal 6V, with wiring that routes next to the stem, not directly inside.
The flat bar is just 64cm wide with a 31.8mm clamping area. It comes in matte anodized black or polished silver, and sells for 95€.
LightSkin seatpost hidden taillight, dynamo version
The dynamo-powered LightSkin seatpost has 5 integrated red LEDs, is StVZO approved, and runs at a nominal 6V with 1/2W power consumption via fully internal cable routing. The post weighs a claimed 380g. It is available in 25.4, 27.2 & 31.6mm diameters (with built-in height stop) and in matte anodized black or polished silver, and sells for 65€.
Frankly, beyond commuters, this integrated seatpost light alone might be a great upgrade for gravel & adventure riders with stronger dynamo headlights who don’t ride with big bikepacking saddle bags.
Schindelhauer x LightSkin availability
Schindelhauer has also added LightSkin’s latest 25g aluminum mini U2 150lm headlight to their lineup, available as a 100€ e-bike powered light or a 110€ dynamo-powered version.
The new LightSkin dynamo-powered integrated handlebar headlight & seatpost taillight are both available now from Schindelhauer, and can be spec’d on some of their complete city bikes, too.