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(This product is marketed for bikes, but our reviewer has recommended that it can be useful for wheelchairs or other mobility devices.)
Product Review by Joni: (meet our team)
NOTE: This review is for the “blake blue” model. The “blake green” model has more settings and a battery display, which is nice, but it requires mounting with screws, so it may be more difficult to attach it…and then to detach it for charging…before reattaching it for use.
This combination light/horn is great for lighting your way and alerting others to your presence while cycling after dark, but it can also be used on a wheelchair, rollator, or walker. The rechargeable LED light is bright and has three settings; to change the brightness setting, press the button on top: 1) high, 2) low, 3) strobe, 4) off. I most often use the low setting when I’m wheeling through our darkened house at night; I also angle the light down toward the floor so as not to disturb sleeping people or pets.
The horn is VERY loud, has five different sounds, and can be used to alert others in case of emergency. I don’t recommend using it in most situations, since it is piercing. To change the horn sound, first prepare yourself and others; then hold down the horn button for at least five seconds while it cycles through the programmed sounds, and release it once you hear one that you like. The horn button is connected to the light by a thin wire. (I’m not suggesting that you do this on your new one, but when the wire was damaged on an older model that I have, I simply cut the wire with scissors, discarded the horn button, and kept the functioning light.)
Both the light and horn button are designed to attach to a bicycle handlebar, so this is perfectly interchangeable with the circular tubing on a wheelchair, rollator, or walker. They attach using flexible rubberized notched straps, so this works on tubes of different sizes. I always attach the light to my wheelchair near one of the caster wheels (out of the way of my footplate), wrap the thin connecting wire around the tubing until it is taut, and attach the horn button beside the light I suggest nestling the horn button near the light, where it won’t be accidentally bumped.
You will also receive a rechargeable red taillight, which increases your visibility to drivers and pedestrians, when you find yourself out at night, whether on the street, sidewalk, or parking lot. Turn it on or off by pressing and holding down the button. It has four settings; to change the display setting, push the small button on the front: 1) all five LED lights on constantly, 2) slow chase display, 3) flashing, 4) fast chase display.
There are no batteries to replace! It comes with a short USB charging cord, which can be plugged directly into computer or alternatively into a USB power adapter (not included) to charge using an outlet. The rechargeable battery on my light lasts for quite a while, since I use it less than 15 minutes per night; even then, I only have to charge it once every 1-2 months. Charge time from completely drained to full is approximately 2.5 hours.
(Joni shows us the Letour light and horn on a wheelchair and demonstrates turning the light on and off and sounding the horn. We also see a close-up of the charging cables plugged into the front and rear lights.)