“Turning with an outstretched arm doesn’t guarantee you’ll be noticed”- Alessandra, Commuter 24
As Automobiles have developed they have gained advanced indicator systems that increase safety and visibility on the roads. However cyclists are still forced to rely on the outdated technique of an outstretched arm to indicate turning or changing lanes.
A consistent factor in many bicycle accidents is that hand signals are simply not noticed by drivers, especially in poor light and weather conditions. With increasingly busy roads an evolution in cycling safety is needed to grab the attention of drivers and ensure cyclists’ turning signals are easily spotted.
As a solution WingLights are an innovative and versatile set of indicator lights for bicycles. Once fitted to the ends of your handlebars WingLights’ high visibility LEDs ensure that they are clearly visible from the front, rear and side.
Tests have indicated that indicators used before, during and after mandatory hand signalling increase both the confidence and safety of cyclists on the road.
The flashing amber lights not only increase the visibility of your turning signal but also allow you to indicate earlier and for longer, without sacrificing safety by removing your hand from the grips.
WingLights are incredibly easy to fit and mount. The innovative magnetic fixing allows for easy ‘snap on, snap off’ attachment while providing a strong hold in all weather conditions.
A tap to turn it on, a tap to turn it off, quick, safe and intuitive.
Once removed they detached they transform into a carry-away key-ring.
Our objective was simple: design indicators that are effective in all light and weather conditions and that look as if they were a part of the bike.
We tasked ourselves with designing the ultimate bicycle indicators that were both elegant and functional.
As a life-critical product we had to ensure that they reliably served their purpose, working time after time.
Knowing well the punishment bicycles are given, we knew that WingLights had to be robust, water resistant and durable.
To achieve our high standards we had to consider every detail of the design and engineering process. We set out to design compact, well-integrated components that felt like a natural extension to a bicycle's handlebars. No wires, switches or protruding lamps that get in the way.
We incorporated the best from both traditional to contemporary bicycles styles, encompassing both a modern yet classic aesthetic. Indicators that are just the right size. Streamlined and effective. We felt the mounting system should be indistinguishable from the bike itself.
The magnetic mounting system was engineered around speed and reliability: quick to install and tightly secured within the handlebars.
WingLigts are designed to fit any straight handlebar bike, it does not currently* mount on drop bars, bullhorn handlebars and cruiser bars, as being that narrow would not be possible to see the indicator from behind.
Most of the grips nowadays have a side cover that you can remove and easily fit WingLights in the hole. Some grips that do not have a side cover will require to either cut a hole in the grip or exchange it with one with a side cover.
*In the next 6 months we will work on a new mounter version which will fit the drop and cruiser bars, so follow us on twitter @cyclbike and on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CyclBike?ref=hl to stay updated and do not miss WingLights also for your bike!
We wanted to increase cyclist safety even in the worst weather conditions and to produce a set of lights that you can always rely on. To achieve this we accepted only the best materials. The WingLight body is entirely constructed from a strong light weight aluminum frame, carverd with high precision CNC machines to fit all the inner handlebar diameter. When designing WingLights we paid attention to every detail of the construction, experimenting to produce the perfect size and waterproof sealing between its components to ensure its durability. No cheap parts. No shortcuts. Only the best.
Indicator Weight: 30 grams
The Next Big Step In Terms Of Cycling Safety
CYCL aims to reduce these figures by helping to increase cyclist visibility in these dangerous areas. When using WingLights as a supportive visual aid, drivers and other road users are more likely to notice your change in direction - lowering the chance of collisions and helping to increase your confidence while riding.
Easy as 1...2...3
WingLight Fixed must be inserted in the handlebar ends. Depending on the type of grips you have, you must either remove the existing plugs or carefully remove the rubber from the ends. To remove the rubber, use a sharp knife to carefully make a circular cut at the end of each grip. They can fit any handlebars with inner diameter from 14.9 mm to 22 mm. The pod is then fixed magnetically on the mounter. Our current WingLights models are designed for straight/flat handlebars and curved handlebars with a maximum curvature up to 60°. While they are not designed to be compatible with drop bars, bullhorn handlebars, or cruise bars, we are currently in the process of designing a range of mounts suitable for these varieties.
Brighter Is Safer
Tap once the button to activate the light, tap again to deactivate it. The indicators will stop flashing automatically after 45 seconds in order to preserve battery life. The automatic-off technology, make WingLights more durable than the other bicycle lights. WingLights use LED technology, the most efficient light source available on the market, and are even compatible with rechargeable batteries - Every little helps when it comes to save energy!
Here at CYCL we are constantly working on improvements and are very excited to present you the version of WingLights Fixed (v3). Bright, more visible to motorists and more energy efficient thanks to stronger orange LEDs and a transparent shield, our updated product is a must-have for all cyclists!
WingLights Mag are our original high quality direction indicators that magnetically attach to your handlebar ends. Easy to install and use, the turn signals flash bright amber and can be seen from all angles and at any time of the day. WingLights Mag are compatible with all handlebars with an inner diameter from 14.7mm to 23mm and they come with 2x CR2032 batteries per unit included.
There are approximately 19,000 accidents involving bicycles on the UK’s roads every year, with 75% of them occurring at junctions and major turns. CYCL aims to reduce this figure by helping to improve cyclists’ visibility in these dangerous areas and scenarios. When using WingLights as a supporting visual aid, you increase the likelihood of being seen by drivers and other cyclists. This ultimately lowers the chances of potential collisions and also helps to increase your confidence when riding.
Made of robust and shockproof aluminium, WingLights are perfect for your urban commuting where your bike may experience a bit of wear and tear. The 100% waterproof lights magnetically attach to mounting units that you insert into your bar ends. They are easy to install and use, forming a cool keyring on a karabiner that you can clip onto your belt, keys or bag for storage.