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These waterproof LED spoke lights are intended for use on a bicycle, but they are also a great way to be seen and be safe while using your wheelchair in low-light conditions.
Attaching these lights to wheelchair spokes takes some finessing and hand strength, but there is no hardware or tools required to do so. I attached my lights directly opposite of my pneumatic air valves for two reasons: 1) so that the access to fill my tires isn’t restricted, and 2) so that I have a clear visual cue as to where my valves are.
By pressing the button on the back of the light once, the color will oscillate between a rainbow. Otherwise, you can press the button again to choose a solid white light…or a fun color that speaks to your style.
The button may be difficult to reach or to press, but fear not because I have some additional hacks to help you. Personally, I find that it helps to roll my wheel so that the light is just in front at a 2 o’clock position to allow me to safely reach it. If you struggle with hand strength, it can also help to place something hard between your finger and the button to provide some additional power; I can get enough force by placing a finger on my opposite hand in between.
Replaceable batteries mean that you will have a long future together. The lights come with two CR2016 button batteries each, already installed, and the only reason you should need to remove the lights will be to replace the batteries. Under normal use, this needs to be done pretty infrequently, but it may require some assistance and a flat edged tool.
(Joni demonstrates putting one light on a wheelchair spoke and then turning the light on by pushing a button on the back. The light cycles through colors including red, green, blue, purple and pink, and then she sets it to blue.)