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A very good idea for a product!!
Only downside it took me a while to work out how to get to the wind up mechanism (instructions weren't very clear) and the rubber bands to attach the rear light to the bike snapped so I had to tape the light on, which is possibly my bike anyway.
But overall a must by for eco-friendly bikers!
Tim asked this question on 21st Apr 2008
Q: How long do the lights stay lit following wind-up?
A: Shine time After 1minute winding Front and tail light - intense shining - 8 Minutes Front and tail light - flashing - 18 Minutes Headlight intense shining 12 Minutes Headlight flashing 4 Hours
Anonymous asked this question on 17th Oct 2008
Q: Is one minute the maximum wind up time or if you wind it up for longer, will it last longer?
A: The swallow can be wound for longer than a minute and this will increase the shine time. When fully charged the Swallow should deliver the following performance Front and tail light - intense shining - 50 Minutes Front and tail light - flashing - 5 hours
Anonymous asked this question on 28th Oct 2008
Q: I would like to know whether the swallow wind-up bike lights comply with the road vehicle lighting regulations in terms of brightness and the frequency of the flashes? This is because they are for use on work bikes on company business and have to comply with the legal regulations.
A: We have asked the manufacturer and they said that they "comply with all EU laws and regulations, and as far as we know this covers the UK". I hope this helps.
Anonymous asked this question on 10th Dec 2008
Q: The lights are connected by wire. Does this mean that they cannot easily be removed to prevent theft?
A: The brackets and wiring is fixed , but the front light is removable for charging.
Bill asked this question on 13th Dec 2009
Q: Is the front light a single bulb or 2 or 3 LEDs and what are the 'flashing patterns' mentioned like ?? Is the rear light flashing led too ?
A: Hi, there are 3 LEDs in the front light, and both the front and rear light have a setting for either "flashing" or "constant". I hope this helps. Robyn.