Review: Knuckle Lights

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I’m definitely not an early morning runner (I’ve tried, it’s just not my jam), but I do run at dusk and walk the dogs at night sometimes. My neighborhood has a couple street lights on the main street, but there’s nothing on the cul-de-sacs, which makes it super dark at night. I was super intrigued by the concept of the Knuckle Lights and excited to try them out.

What I received to review

  • One pair of Knuckle Lights in black, with charging dock, USB cable, and wall adapter

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What’s so special about Knuckle Lights?

Knuckle Lights were designed to keep runners safe. They are an alternative to any other lighting device (headlamp, clip-on light, etc.), and the strap goes around your hand.

According to the website,

Knuckle Lights will brighten up your early morning runs with the wide-flood LED beam that pumps out a smooth spread of 280 lumens. Designed to be worn across the front of your hands, Knuckle Lights allow you full use of your hands without the bothersome bobbling of a headlamp.

The Good

I’ll just bullet point my favorite things about these lights:

  • There are three different settings: low, high, and blinking
  • All of the settings are really bright and the light is very broad. It lit up the full width of the sidewalk, and goes up to 280 lumens.
  • They are waterproof.
  • The silicone straps are adjustable and can even go over gloves.
  • The whole unit is rechargeable.
  • They have a decent battery life – 8 hours on low, 4 hours on high, and 14 hours on blinking.
  • You can still hold other things, like leashes, in your hand.

The Not-So-Good

I honestly can’t think of anything I don’t like about them. They were really easy to use and comfortable to wear, they have a decent battery life, and they’re easy to charge. They also click together so that they sit up in the charger and so that they don’t get lost if you put them somewhere (like in a drawer, where I keep my running stuff).

The Bottom Line

Knuckle Lights are wonderful for running or walking in the dark, or for getting around your campsite. They are $59.99/set, and will soon come in pink, blue, and tan. I’m going to be running the TransRockies Run this year, and I’ll definitely be sticking these guys in my pack for getting around camp at night!


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