Product Review: Knuckle Lights

knuckle lights

Since my Pavement Warriors and me were running outside in the dark in the wee early morning I thought it necessary to have some additional lighting because a few of our divas experienced some spills.  Unfortunately in our neck of the woods, there aren’t many street lamps shining bright at 5:00 am.

I found these Knuckle Lights from doing a search on  I was able to locate my very own at a local running store, Fleet Feet.  Since I had score credits I immediately scooped them up.

Retail Value:  $40.00


They fit over your knuckles and can be tightened or loosened to your comfort level.  There is a button that is accessible by your thumb.  The lights have 3 settings:

  • Bright light
  • Low light
  • Blinking light

I tend to use the bright light setting the most because I want to be able to see well ahead of me.  They take 2 triple A batteries each.  They come in several colors including black, gray, pink (shown), yellow and blue so there are plenty of color options.  They also light up to 45 lumens per light.

What I like about them

The bright setting is very bright and easily lit my path.  They also double as brass knuckles just in case someone jumps out at you LOL.  They are easy to slip over my hand and are very sturdy.  I was very pleased with the illumination.

What they need to improve

The battery life on this thing left a lot to be desired.  I changed the batteries, used it twice, made sure it was turned off before I put them away and the 3rd time I used them, my bright light setting was putting out LOW LIGHT.  Then it just died all together.  I only got 2 uses out of it!!!  I would think one could get more uses out of the batteries.

These puppies are also expensive.  If I didn’t have my $25 in-store credit, I would have left these on the shelf.  They cost $40 (before tax).  I think that is a bit steep.  The sales lady said I could get someone else to go in with me to split the cost and we each use one since they shine so bright, you really don’t need 2.  I quickly ignored this suggestion.

My rating

All in all, I like this product but I do feel they need to make some improvements.  So I will give it a 6 out of 10 rating.  The battery life and price point is what held the rating down for me.

Disclaimer:  I have not been compensated in any fashion for this product review.  The opinions from this review are my own.

Have you ever used knuckle lights or some other device to light your path during your run?  What is it and where can I buy it?


4 Replies to "Product Review: Knuckle Lights"

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    Becca December 18, 2013 (9:34 am)

    I’ve never heard of knuckle lights before. Too bad they don’t have better battery life.

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    The Frugal Exerciser
    December 19, 2013 (12:31 pm)

    Cool this is worth it for the defensive component all by itself. I think a lot of runners and bikers should have these especially if you run or bike in the early morning or at night.

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    October 3, 2014 (11:35 am)

    I never knew there is a product called knuckle lights. It seems like a good concept but is pointless if the batteries keeps running out. I probably would’ve taken them back. Great review Diatta!

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      October 3, 2014 (11:48 am)

      Thanks Louida. Yeah that’s a bummer.