I live in a rural area with hardly any streetlights, so all of my early morning or evening runs have an added level of sketchiness. It’s hard to see where I’m going, it’s hard for drivers to see me coming on the twisty and hilly roads in my neighbourhood, and who knows what kind of creatures are lurking just off the road in the bushes (seriously — even deer out here have been known to attack people and dogs, so my wariness is justified).
I have a headlamp for my early morning runs, but it only lights the way in directly front of me, not my periphery (where the creatures are hiding, haha). I also have to wear my headlamp with a hat, as the light presses into my forehead uncomfortably. So I was super excited when Knuckle Lights reached out to me to see if I wanted to try their handheld lights made for runners.
Knuckle Lights are waterproof, lightweight and have adjustable straps so they fit comfortably around your knuckles while you run. Knuckle Lights are also rechargeable, and provide 280 lumens of light for excellent visibility both in front and on your sides, which is more than what most headlamps provide. I ran with the Knuckle Lights Advanced a few times early in the morning and used them for a walk late at night and found they provide WAY more visibility than your standard flashlight. You also have three different settings of light — bright, brighter and flashing. My only feedback would be a slightly smaller version for women who have tiny hands like me, and perhaps the ability to rotate the light and lock it into place so you can have the open of pointing it in a different direction if you want.
Knuckle Lights retail for $39 for the battery-powdered standard version and $59 for the rechargeable advanced version, both of which you can purchase from their website.
And guess what?? Knuckle Lights was kind enough to send me TWO sets of the Knuckle Lights Advanced so I could give one set away to my wonderful and fabulous readers! Simply enter the giveaway below and leave a blog comment to enter. The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US and closes on Sunday night.
So tell me: Do you run in the dark? What do you use to light the way?
Disclaimer: I was given a set of lights to try out and one to giveaway in return for a review on my blog.