Schindelhauer adds dynamo-powered LightSkin internal seatpost & handlebar lights

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

Schindelhauer x LightSkin seatpost hidden LED taillight, dynamo-powered version, on bike

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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

Schindelhauer x LightSkin alloy handlebar hidden LED headlight, dynamo-powered, detail

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.

Schindelhauer x LightSkin alloy handlebar hidden LED headlight, dynamo-powered, routing

All electronics are completely sealed inside the bar, consuming 3W at nominal 6V, with wiring that routes next to the stem, not directly inside.

Schindelhauer x LightSkin alloy handlebar hidden LED headlight, dynamo-powered, silver

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

Schindelhauer x LightSkin seatpost hidden LED taillight, dynamo-powered version, black

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€.

Schindelhauer x LightSkin seatpost hidden LED taillight, dynamo-powered version, silver

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 x LightSkin U2 mini headlight LED

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.

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None Given
8 months ago

Here we are again…repeating some of the same errors of the not too distant past. Metals do not really like to have holes drilled in them. One small burr or imperfection (scratch) on the edge of that light hole and we have the start of the fracture. Years ago they stopped drilling hole in bars (even tri bars)…carbon brought them back (molded in and accounted for with extra materials).

Sure, maybe fine for a city cruiser or Team DUI. I just don’t get the case for putting them into the bars…but, I am a retrogrouch.

Dockboy
Dockboy
8 months ago

Fixed position lights in a handlebar is such a bad idea. First, which way does the light face? Why is the bar so narrow?

None Given
None Given
8 months ago
Reply to  Dockboy

Narrow? You will never understand hipster life…..