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    project aura lights

    Check this out!
    I really want this on my bike when they are on the market!
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    I think the consensus is that you can get the same effect with a very inexpensive and lightweight LED light mounted in the spokes (there is one out there somewhere IRC).

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    what I thought was cool about these lights is that they change to white while cruising and red while slowing down. do the ones you mentioned do this? if so, I would check into them myself

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    Why is that a good thing? Or why would that even matter?

    This just looks overly complicated and heavy to me. Seems to me there are easier ways to solve the same problem.

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    car drivers seem to realize that red lights on a moving object mean that it is slowing down. That seems helpful. White lights are just another object moving, like headlights cruising.
    I guess it isn't entirely necessary, but I would probably get it if it was available to the public.

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    I wear a headlight and make sure I put it on the driver's windows when I'm at an intersection where I don't think they see me. That is much more effective than this, it makes me keep looking at them, and it doesn't add rotating weight to my bike (the worst kind).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    I wear a headlight and make sure I put it on the driver's windows when I'm at an intersection where I don't think they see me. That is much more effective than this, it makes me keep looking at them, and it doesn't add rotating weight to my bike (the worst kind).

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    Yep, all good points but you have to admit they are very cool looking. I really doubt that anyone will market something like this though. I mean really; who is going to plop down $$$'s just for some fancy wheel lights that involve having special wheel/hubs? Not many when you consider that there are already many cheap led spoke lights that can fit the bill. Yeah, they aren't as nice as these but they are only a couple bucks. There are also the more expensive versions that can display patterns, all very cool looking but as you said, "rotational weight" is a big

    I really did dig the video though, interesting music.

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    Yeah, after thinking about it, they are a bit unconventional. But I still thought it was cool.
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    Cool trick, yes. Useful, not so much.

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    it would probably cost a lot too. oh well.

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