Light It Up With Knuckle Lights!

Disclaimer: I received a pair of rechargeable Knuckle Lights to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

Morning and nighttime runs in the winter, means a lot of running at night. Toss in early workouts with November Project Phoenix and I'm working out in the dark more than daylight these days! So I was excited to give the Knuckle Lights a try.

The Sedona Marathon is around the corner, so I've been ramping up everything from runs to workouts. But running with a headlamp can be cumbersome. Finding one that's comfortable, bright enough, and with batteries that last can be frustrating. Enter the *rechargeable* Knuckle Lights.

I discovered that not only were these great for running stairs, but I could even get away with just wearing one!

Lighting the way at November Project.

Plus, when running on the trails, I always worried about large drop-offs and having a better field of vision. Headlamps tend to create a "tunnel vision" on the trails. With the Knuckle Lights, I could sweep with one hand to the side and see straight ahead with the other. They provided a wider field of vision which is super important on technical or dangerous trails. 

Check out how bright and wide the field of vision from the Knuckle Lights!

There are some big differentiates from the headlamps I've used for running. Here's a breakdown of what I loved about the Knuckle Lights.

  • You wear them on your hand much like a handheld bottle. Hence the name "knuckle lights". 
  • Rechargeable. I'm sure there might be some rechargeable headlamps out there, but I haven't came across any yet. 
  • Magnetic connection. You're not as likely to lose one of the knuckle lights thanks to the magnetic pieces on the side. Makes it super easy to keep together.
  • Lightweight. Each handheld light weighs about 3 ounces each. 
  • Super Bright! One unit alone is 140 lumens (on the brightest setting). With both combined you get a total of 280 lumens. So bright I've had to turn it down to the second setting in order to not blind people.
  • Adjustable.  I hate fiddling with headlamps to keep them from sliding around or bouncing. With the knuckle lights, it's super easy to adjust the stretchy band to loosen or tighten around your fist. 
  • Affordable. I've paid up to $75 for a decent headlamp, but the best are $100 or more! These Knuckle Lights run about $60 (use "bibravepro" for 10% off!). 
  • 5-year Warranty. That's right, 5 years! 

There were also a few things that I noticed might cause problems or effect some one's decision, so I felt it important to mention those. 
  • Handheld issues. If you run with a handheld bottle, it's not very comfortable to try to run with both bottle and Knuckle Light in one hand. But depending on where you are running you can get away with just one light usually.
  • Hand position. I did notice that at some points I needed to run with my hands a little forward to see where I needed. In other words, I had to be more award of where my hands were rather than just look towards where I want to see, like you do with a headlamp.

All in all, I do highly recommend getting a pair of Knuckle Lights. I've really enjoyed mine and know they will be an essential part of my running gear now anytime I head out for a run in the dark. 

Plus, check out the new *colored* Knuckle Lights, coming soon!

Don't forget you can use the code "bibravepro" for 10% off your Knuckle Lights order! 

To learn more, you can watch a demo on their website, or follow Knuckle Lights on social media:

Still on the fence? Check out some other Knuckle Lights reviews from fellow BibRave Pros!

Lindsay       Meridith       Fallon       Janelle    


  1. Thumps up for your review.Nice to hear about Knuckle Lights and am waiting to use the coloured knuckle lights.

  2. Hi! Very pleased to come across your article and a very impressive blog too. In the meantime, I am looking at these lights for my mountainbike. What do you reckon about these unusual fitting points being suited for MTB? To the eye, they look somewhat flimsy. I'm aware it all depends on the use, but what would be your personal impression after having seen them in person? Worth giving a try? best emergency lights.



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