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Pimp my ride: Glowing Cyglo bicycle tires use embedded LEDs


Cyglo is a company based in the UK who has been awarded a couple of patents in the US and UK to sell what could be the next craze in bicycle fashion and um safety. The Cyglo tires, or “tyres” in British English, use embedded LED lights within the sidewall or top of the tires. The LEDs can either blink or stay on permanently; when the wheel turns at any speed, the highly visible ring of light is formed. The best part about it, there’s no battery pack or other contraption required to power the Cyglos. They are “continually and perpetually” creating their own power as the tire spins.

Primarily designed for safety, like Police Officers, Paramedics, commuters and bicycle delivery people. But don’t tell that to the fashionistas or they may shy away from the new cool looking lights. Cyglo will be manufacturing tires with LED lights for BMX, mountain bikes and other styles. We’re not sure when, but stay tuned for more flashing lights.

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  • Tim E

    Looks expensive. There are a crapload of “great ideas” out there that would be priced out of reality. This is one of those.