Bicycle LED lights installed SIMPLE & CHEAP

  • Published on Feb 25, 2014
  • just threw some old led scrap strips I had laying around from my truck bed project on my bike. looks cool enough.
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Comments • 109

  • avila jackson
    avila jackson 22 days ago


  • Jamey Lane
    Jamey Lane 24 days ago +1

    You can get 6.6 feet of LEDs, a controller and battery box for 10 bucks on ebay already put together.

    STAX XENON Month ago

    So anywho. Haha😂😂

  • MrRedtaco11
    MrRedtaco11 2 months ago +1

    Do you take it off any sweet jumps?

    • Steven LINN
      Steven LINN 2 months ago

      Lol, now I have to go watch that!

  • Lupe chavez
    Lupe chavez 2 months ago

    Does saying “any hoo” make the lights brighter?

  • Share the Road its the law

    How do you Power the lights? Do they come in any other color

  • Dev Kumar
    Dev Kumar 7 months ago

    Cost of led

  • Petr Nečas
    Petr Nečas 8 months ago

    yes, I also have batteary under the saddle, I use Lipo 11,1v lipo 5000mah so it shines really long before I have to recharge.

  • Irol Talandron
    Irol Talandron 8 months ago


  • kapil dabholkar
    kapil dabholkar 10 months ago +5

    *Great product, easy to setup>>>**** Alexa integration works perfectly*

  • Abdula Janu
    Abdula Janu 10 months ago


  • AthruZ Infinity
    AthruZ Infinity 11 months ago

    Anywho LOL

  • Pinku Kumar
    Pinku Kumar 11 months ago


  • Paolo _
    Paolo _ 11 months ago

    Really easy bro

  • Aashiish Devrukhkar
    Aashiish Devrukhkar Year ago +1

    What is the run time for 9v battery?

  • Aboodal Alyafai very nice couple

    How to care my cycle

  • Moosey1789
    Moosey1789 Year ago

    “You can look that up on RU-clip how to do that. That’s what I did.” Isn’t that what I’m doing by watching your video? Thought so anywho.

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  Year ago

      Moosey1789 listen here ol son, I could have went through how to solder the led’s, but really that would of needed to be an additional video.

  • John Sulsenti
    John Sulsenti Year ago


  • JR The Great
    JR The Great Year ago +1


  • Gulfam Saifi
    Gulfam Saifi Year ago

    battery kha ha

  • Gulfam Saifi
    Gulfam Saifi Year ago +1

    ilikeyou video

  • Clive King
    Clive King Year ago


  • Donal Warid
    Donal Warid Year ago

    Started up in NZ

  • x TARGET
    x TARGET Year ago

    how long it takes? before the 9volts batery emty?

  • messer
    messer Year ago

    so what you are saying is from 2013 they are working completely fine...and how much for those lights?

  • messer
    messer Year ago +4

    are they waterproof ?

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  Year ago +4

      completely if you seal your ends. when was this, 2013? i still have this bike, the lights still work and it sits outside.

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  • bdub2868
    bdub2868 2 years ago

    my lights are ac.
    how can you wire them dc??

  • John Doe
    John Doe 2 years ago

    Thanks for mentioning the price range. Other LED-bike videos leave that info out for some reason. I guess they have all graduated college and are making 6-7 figures working in pie & pillow factories. $20 bucks aint bad. I think I'm going to surprise my kids with this on their bikes.
    Have you had any problems with damaging any LEDs on a bike rack on your vehicle?

  • Pilot Pilot
    Pilot Pilot 2 years ago

    what is it powered by

  • Shannon Johnson
    Shannon Johnson 2 years ago

    IF you see this comment and notice my profile pic know that I was one of the originators of LED's on my bike to make it safer for me to ride my bike at night in socal. My bike now does animations including lightning, fire, water and sparkling effects (just to name a few). I also make LED costumes like in my profile pic. If anyone need advice to make their own feel free to hit me up on my youtube page. What makes me different from the rest....well.....I can tell you how to do it WITHOUT killing yourself or your wallet! Remember people, LED strips has an electrical current going through them. Voltage from the LED strips + riding on a Metal Frame (especially in the rain) = serious injuries or maybe even DEATH if not done correctly. It only take 50ma for your heart to stop. And there are 1000ma in just 1 volt/watt! These strips take anywhere from 5v (5000ma) to 12v (12,000ma).

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  2 years ago

      as long as you are not at 60hz, you will never die from lower voltage. ac 120 = 60hz. - same as your heart. if it goes across your heart, can definitely kill. - mechanical engineer.

  • Tim Julian
    Tim Julian 2 years ago +2


  • Oscar
    Oscar 2 years ago +1

    Odessa? that's where I'm from!

  • Marián Žido
    Marián Žido 2 years ago +2

    link for those lights?

  • Brandon the Man
    Brandon the Man 3 years ago +1

    well like how does the lights get inside the rope?

  • Outdated Tastes
    Outdated Tastes 3 years ago +10

    any who INTENSIFIES

  • Nick Martin
    Nick Martin 3 years ago +9


  • 3m0_Wr3ck
    3m0_Wr3ck 3 years ago +1

    lookem up on youtube? What the hell is youtube?

    FLETCHER'S GARAGE 3 years ago +4

    What brand is that bike

    • NovusHampshire
      NovusHampshire Year ago

      It's a Fuji Odessa, solid bike, I pulled one out of the dump

    FLETCHER'S GARAGE 3 years ago

    I'm doing that to a 2015 mongoose it has car size tires should I do it

  • MrRrleonc689
    MrRrleonc689 3 years ago

    how long does the 9v last on it?

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  3 years ago +1

      +MrRrleonc689 long time. watch the 12 volt version, even brighter and longer lasting

  • Jonathan Papa
    Jonathan Papa 3 years ago

    and what kind of switch it???

  • Jonathan Papa
    Jonathan Papa 3 years ago +1

    ohhh thank you a will do it on summer,and what king of led strip lights????

  • Jonathan Papa
    Jonathan Papa 3 years ago +2

    how many 9volts battery in the bike.....please answer my question faster please???????

    • ديق الصمالي
      ديق الصمالي 2 years ago


    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  3 years ago +3

      +Jonathan Papa there is one. i also have since converted it over to 12 volt on a switch which is much brighter

  • Ananthakrishnan Kg
    Ananthakrishnan Kg 3 years ago

    can a 9v battery withstand this?

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  3 years ago

      +Ananthakrishnan Kg it did very well, i just switched it over to twelve volt this year. ill post up the video material of it soon.

  • Joey Shimmel
    Joey Shimmel 3 years ago

    those do work very good, i baught kinda same lights but ones i baught look like them but theres 2 on a single pack at walmart ,, there auto accent lights, mine are ultra bright so 2x brighter then those ones, but those are good to, i baught red due to having a red and white bike, i like them and so many people a ride by love them, ,,,,, do you have a toggle switch on yours? so you can turn it on or off easier with out undoing the battery?

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith 3 years ago +3

    Any who

  • Troy Arthur
    Troy Arthur 4 years ago

    shows up in the dark real nice on the video...

  • Ilya ViG
    Ilya ViG 4 years ago

    Odessa mama:)

  • nightterror007
    nightterror007 4 years ago

    Sorry to hear it was stolen man. Cool project though!

    • priendly
      priendly 3 years ago

      +nightterror007 In Toronto, junkies would steal anything on two wheels because they're easy to grab and they get the same rate from the dealers they supply. Besides, anything that rides isn't really shit.

    • nightterror007
      nightterror007 3 years ago +1

      +it's_ lewis who would steal an El Camino? But people do it because they are scumbags and feel like it.

  • Katz 65
    Katz 65 4 years ago +6

    Any Who !

  • charlie-g
    charlie-g 4 years ago

    im happy this can be used with only a 9v! now can a on/off switch be added to this as well ? or even a remote? i am making a large framed picture project and wanna use these lights without a bulky power supply. im prob gonna use about or lees then what you have on the bike but i would need to separate it in say 2/3 different locations on the frame

    • charlie-g
      charlie-g 4 years ago

      aww that sux

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  4 years ago

      ha, the bike got stolen from ISU campus. . .

    • charlie-g
      charlie-g 4 years ago

      yeh looks easy enough im just glad these can run on batteries looks cool btw you should do the tires as well

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  4 years ago +1

      im sure you could figure out a remote. I just disconnect the snap to the bat when I want to shut it off. you could wire in a two pronged switch if you liked

  • snazzypants57
    snazzypants57 4 years ago

    how do you wire that to 9v battery?

    • Joey Shimmel
      Joey Shimmel 3 years ago

      +snazzypants57 simply positive wire to positive on battery and negative to negative on battery

  • Albert Tan
    Albert Tan 4 years ago

    Fuck u ,can u please talk a little bit like a man ? Can ? Moron

    I.M.MAHANTESH 4 years ago

    The idea of SMD LED strip on a bicycle of urs looks very cool..., I wanted to know, did u connect the led strips directly to a 9V battery..., are those 12V led...? will that be okay to run 12V led strip by a 9V battery? If at all two 9v are in series+= 18V.., and to run a 12V i will have to add a resistor... I want to try out ur project if u can help me out with my query... great job by the way....

  • DJ Lapinou
    DJ Lapinou 4 years ago

    That all you got lol come and add me on Facebook and see my bike pictures irfan Mizraim bheenick there are are two boys sitting

  • DJ Lapinou
    DJ Lapinou 4 years ago

    That all you got lol come and add me on Facebook and see my bike pictures irfan Mizraim bheenick there are are two boys sitting

  • Matt Zechman
    Matt Zechman 4 years ago

    Check out the video I have on my channel. I did a video of my firefighter bike, which has blue LED light strips on. I like your video!

  • ElectronicPleasure
    ElectronicPleasure 4 years ago +21

    So... Any hoo

    GAME OF DRONES 4 years ago

    Every year i do this also

  • Anton Franks
    Anton Franks 4 years ago +1

    Holy shit dude!!! Your bike named like my hometown!! Go Odessa!!! Ukrainian one, not bloody Texas :)

    • Skeeter66
      Skeeter66 4 years ago

      @Anton Myroshnychenko
      I'm from Texas, not from Odessa. Us Texans like making a point to talk well of Texas when we can. It's not such a "bloody" state though. I've run into one or two Russians in the part I'm from.

    • Anton Franks
      Anton Franks 4 years ago

      @Skeeter66 always wanted to go there. DO you have lots of russian imigrants from USSR?
      How big is your city/town or whatever you call it? :)

    • Skeeter66
      Skeeter66 4 years ago +1

      Hello from Texas with

  • jake brook
    jake brook 4 years ago +15

    Is this nicholas cage?

    • David Kuhn
      David Kuhn 5 months ago

      Sounds like Nicholas Cage to me as well. Then again I don't follow bouncy ball.

    • Pea Nut
      Pea Nut 7 months ago


    • jo sto
      jo sto 4 years ago +1

      nicolas cage or napolean dynamite

    • Albert Tan
      Albert Tan 4 years ago +1

      Fuck u moron,it is lebron james

  • Mohammad Anuar Al-Faiz Yahya

    You sounded like napoleon dynamite..

  • NiewiastaZDnaJeziora
    NiewiastaZDnaJeziora 4 years ago

    Hi, nice, two questions though:
    How long do they last on 9V battery ? (approx. in hours?), and how did you solve the problem of on/off switch?

    • Nidhi Tandon
      Nidhi Tandon 4 years ago


    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  4 years ago

      they last quite awhile, in this volume not as long though. I just got a 9 volt connecter from radioshack for 50 cents and just unplug it when I want it off. if someone wanted an on off switch, that could be easily routed.

  • Charlie25188
    Charlie25188 4 years ago +4

    That will soon be illegal to be used on the roads of UK. This country is a fucking joke just to get money from you by giving you fines >.>

    • John Doe
      John Doe 2 years ago

      I hear ya Charlie. Do-gooders are the worst. In the US I'm just worried about a crack head shooting me over $20 worth of LED lights on a bike. lol That's why I carry my little pistol even when I ride a bike. Crack heads and big vicious dogs. So far I haven't had to shoot anyone in the last 17 years. Maybe I can make it 100 more years.

  • Giordano Bruno
    Giordano Bruno 4 years ago

    Good job, bro. Looks killer!

  • lance viator
    lance viator 5 years ago

    I used 2 9volts and mine r bright

  • Raheme Matthie
    Raheme Matthie 5 years ago

    Nice.. Good job... I like how is so neat n clean

  • JustSomeGuy
    JustSomeGuy 5 years ago +21

    Any who. LOL. Nice vid.

    • Ashley Stewart
      Ashley Stewart 5 years ago

      @SirThunderPants Thank you so much for that explanation! For what I'm doing I'm pretty sure that a 9V battery should work.

    • JustSomeGuy
      JustSomeGuy 5 years ago +4

      I got this from a website that sells the LED strops. "Each segment of 3 LEDs draws approximately 20 milliAmperes from a 12V supply, per string of LEDs. So for each segment, there is a maximum 20mA draw from the red LEDs, 20mA draw from the green and 20mA from the blue. If you have the LED strip on full white (all LEDs lit) that would be 60mA per segment.
      To find the total maximum current draw per meter, we would multiply 60mA x 10 (ten segments per meter for the 30/LED per meter strip) = 0.6 Amps per meter OR 60mA x 20 (twenty segments per meter for the 60/LED per meter strip) = 1.2 Amps per meter. Again, that's assuming you would have all the LEDs on at once and that you are powering it from 12V. If you're going to be PWM-fading between colors, maybe 1/2 of that is what you'll be drawing. Still, you do need to have a fairly decent power supply to run this strip, all those LEDs add up!"

    • Ashley Stewart
      Ashley Stewart 5 years ago

      @ThunderHead289 about how long did it run off of a 9V battery? I've been trying to figure out how to power a strip of lights that will be attached to a prop. It will need to be powered all day. Everyone keeps saying I need to use a lithium ion battery pack and supposedly it would only give me an hour of power.

    • ThunderHead289
      ThunderHead289  5 years ago

      it works really well and runs forever off a 9 volt. it would be crazy bright with 12 volts of juice!

    • JustSomeGuy
      JustSomeGuy 5 years ago

      Really liked your led idea. Going to try it on my bike. Thanks.

  • Billy Thompson III
    Billy Thompson III 5 years ago

    Very clean work!..looks great!