I dithered a bit about accepting a review sample of Knuckle Lights, as they are primarily made as handheld running lights. I just haven’t needed lights for running in the dark, unfortunately, since I’m not running that much. But safety lights for runners can be used in other ways as well, and who knows? Maybe I’ll need trail running lights again some day.
The Knuckle Lights come as a pair, are designed to be worn on the front of your hands, and are magnetized so they stick together when not in use. A soft silicone strap has multiple settings for size adjustability, and some stretch so it fits even large hands or over gloves.
The super bright lights (280 total lumens) throw a wide beam, utilizing three settings: high, low and blinking, giving users plenty of options.
I like that these are rechargeable, as we are more likely to use them if we are not hunting for batteries all the time. Charging is simple – just place the lights in the dock and they’re ready to go quickly. According to Knuckle Lights, battery use is as follows: 5+ Hours on High Power, 10+ Hours on Low Power, and 16+ Hours on Blinking.
The lights are waterproof, so I’m already thinking about how these might work for after dark stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, or canoeing next summer… If I get brave and head out this winter, these should be just fine, as they are made to work in below freezing temperatures down to -40 Celsius.
We use these lights primarily for walking our adventure dog, but they’ve also been taken out for a few runs as well. It’s nice to have a piece of gear that works for the whole family size-wise.
If within 90 days you are not entirely satisfied with your Knuckle Lights, you may return them for a full refund. All Knuckle Lights are guaranteed for 5 years against defects in materials or manufacture. This guarantee does not cover damage caused by accident, unreasonable use, modification of the product, incorrect usage, or leaking batteries.
*This product provided for editorial purposes – all opinions are my own.
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