Huggacast 152: Magnic Lights WORK! For Reals!0
by Byron on May 09, 2013 at 4:33 PM
Magnic Lights are a Kickstarter project my friend Matt help fund. He was skeptical, but thought if they were real, they’d be amazing. He hates having USB dongles or batteries everywhere and too lazy to get a dyno hub wheel. A year later, the Magnics show up at his house and he unboxed them in a hangout with me. Then he recorded them working with his iPhone. That they work amazed us both and anyone who’s seen them.
Besides the magic of magnets, an eddy current is being created from the small amount of ferrous metal in the aluminum rim. LEDs require such low voltage that they light up. Remarkable and similar to Reelights. I’ve got several Knog lights on my bikes and all of them have a USB dongle. They’re nice, but to just ride and go forever without a chart using magnets is nicer. Magnic lights cost $257.29 for a complete set.
This is our video podcast and to date, we’ve uploaded 152 of them. Subscribe to the Huggacast Feed for more episodes. The music is this edition is Bassnectar, IBD, from Mesmerizing the Ultra and T.N.T Bass by DJ Schmolli