Friday, February 15, 2013

Ledus Wheels Maxi: Be original with your bike lights (Product review)

Some days ago we received this bike light called Ledus Wheelus Maxi, and now we have our product review!

The product

To have a fast view of this product we invite you to watch next video created and published on youtube by Ledus Wheelus.



The product review

The Ledus Wheelus Maxi is a device designed to install in your wheels and gives your light, as signalling device allowing yourself more visible thanks to its lighting system. You can install it in your front wheel, rear wheel or both if you buy two devices. Installation is simple, just tying the device to the spokes of your wheels using the straps that includes the device.

But after this, you can change the light pattern installing in your computer the Ledus Wheelus software combined with the design pattern app in the website, is completely customizable.When you create a new pattern you can download it, and install it in your device throw the software connecting the Ledus Wheelus to you computer via USB cable.

The device works in rain, you can clean the device in water, you can clean the device in water with a toothbrush. In our case the device is in brown colour, but you can choose other model (mini) in white colour.
Here you have our product photos, we have used another straps in pink colour (bought by us).
Ledus Wheelus Maxi instructions included


Ledus Wheelus Maxi device, the little white button is used to switch on/off the lights

Ledus Wheelus Maxi with battery installed

Ledus Wheelus Maxi, the "off" button is disabled in this model

Ledus Wheelus Maxi, buttons Next, Prev and Pause used to combine the light patterns installed

Ledus Wheelus Maxi connected to the computer via USB

Ledus Wheelus Maxi flashing

Ledus Wheelus Maxi installed in our Pinky Fixie 2013, yes we know, we must cut the zip-ties end...8-P

Ledus Wheelus Maxi installed in our Pinky Fixie 2013  yes we know, we must cut the zip-ties end...8-P

Ledus Wheelus Maxi installed in our Pinky Fixie 2013 in the dark
Ledus Wheelus Maxi working on, magic image..

Conclusions

  • The strong point is their customizable lights, you can install all you want, be creative!
  • We are sure that people will look at you in the street, it's awesome!
  • The device seems weak, but after the test we can say it's stronger than we thought
  • Using an AAA battery you will save money in other kind of batteries more expensive
  • Recommendation: Please, follow the instructions step by step to avoid problems installing new patterns
  • Good device if you want to ride safe at night and you can be easily seen by drivers.
  • Very light device 
 

Instructions

After the product review we think it's interested to insert here the instructions Ledus Wheelus sent us to understand the use of this device:
  1. Download Maxi Default library - http://leduswheelus.com/lib/50
  2. Launch Ledus Wheelus software and open Default by rr4m.lw image library file there
  3. Connect the USB cable into the device first
  4. Connect the USB cable to your computer then
  5. Device starts blinking green leds and the software should say 'Ledus Wheelus Maxi is connected'
  6. Press 'Upload' button once - it will flash the library + settings
  7. Disconnect the device when it's done - it should work from battery now, playing patterns (first pattern is a Violet Saw)

Specifications

  • full-color super-bright LEDs — 10 each side
  • 3 touch-sensitive buttons
  • Select/pause/run patterns you like or just power on and ride
  • Fits most wheels, Pinky Fixie 29'' shown on photo
  • Straps for easy mount included (in our sample it comes with white plastic straps)
  • Light and compact — designed not to change a wheel balance
  • Operates on a single AAA-size battery
  • Up to 26 hours runtime using 1.5 volts alkaline battery (Tested with 1.5V AAA Duracell alkaline)
  • Up to 20 hours runtime using 1.2 volts rechargeable (Tested with 1.2V 800mAh GP NiMH rechargeable)
  • Standard Mini-USB connector onboard (Cable not included)
  • Software for Mac and PC to upload your own patterns
  • Adjustable riding speed and images display time
  • Dimensions: Width: 2.76 inches (70 mm)
    • Height: 4.01 inches (102 mm)
    • Depth: 0.67 inches (17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 0.67 ounce (19 grams) without a battery
    • 1.06 ounce (30 grams) with a battery