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How to Install LED Lights on a Bicycle – The Light Bike

February 12, 2020


In this video I’ll show you how to outfit
your bike with LED lights. Not only will you look cool but your bike
will be more visible to other vehicles on the road. Best of all it will make for the ultimate
light painting tool. I’m Dan McCreight with Stimulight the Night
and this is a DIY video about how to make an LED light bike. Here’s what you’ll need. A 12 volt LED light strip with IR control
box and remote. A 12V lithium battery. Quick connectors or soldering equipment. Velcro. Zip Ties. Scissors and a utility knife. After giving the bike a thorough cleaning
the first step is to plan out how you want to layout the LED light strips along your
bicycle frame. Once you have a plan in place begin cutting
your LED strip one piece at a time. You can cut the strip down the middle of any
of the copper connections. You then peel back the waterproof encasing
on the top of the strip revealing the connections. Remove the excess. For the back peel the plastic covering the
tape, snip it, and begin scraping the tape and glue to reveal the connections. This was the most difficult part in my opinion. It’s time to attach the quick connector. Simply open up the connector, slide in the
light strip, so the positive sides line up and snap it shut. Peel off the plastic on the back to expose
the tape on the light strip and stick it to the clean bike frame. The IR control box will fit to the end of this first
LED light strip so you can then use some velcro to place the box onto the bicycle frame. Is it a good idea to use a small bag that
fits under your bike seat to hold your 12 volt battery as well. Once you have that setup, continue cutting
and sticking the LED light strips around your bike as desired. If you like were this is going, give us a
thumbs up. Next give it a test and admire your handy
work. Although the light strip comes with a sticky
backing it’s a good idea to use some zip ties to hold it on securely. PRO TIP. Use a hot glue gun to waterproof all the connections
to keep them lasting longer. I chose to use the quick connectors but if
you have a soldering gun, then soldering can give you more flexibility with longer wire
choices. Let us know how your LED light strip bike
worked out. If you have any questions or tips, leave us
a comment and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. Thanks for watching and as always Stimulight
the Night. Peace!

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22 Comments

  • Reply John C July 10, 2017 at 3:48 am

    where can i find these parts, thanks

  • Reply Who, Me? Nah October 12, 2017 at 3:59 am

    How long does that battery last??

  • Reply LIGHT UP BIKES MENELIK ROAD 0755514642 November 9, 2017 at 9:06 am

    My bike has 5v strip batteries hidden under seat.. This is too complex but effective.

  • Reply ترنق - TRNG January 3, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Nice one ♡ I will do it 👍

  • Reply Terence Doherty January 22, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    That lithium battery is a bit bulky…can you recommend something smaller, maybe something that can fit under the saddle? Thanks in advance.

  • Reply RiPtYDE1 May 6, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Where can I get your 12v battery thing?

  • Reply Fraymaster MasterMind July 1, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    no real help here, you do not show how to lead the wires , cables , etc not in depth! how does this help ? nonsence no real help thumbs down!!

  • Reply Pink Mamba July 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Is-there-a-limit-to-how-long-the-LED-strip-can-be-run-of-a-12v-lithium-battery?…I-am-thinking-to-coil-an-LED-strip-around-the-entire-frame-and-handlebars.

  • Reply Valentin 's lego technic creations July 13, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Nice video, I will try the same on my bike. But is the battery charger gived with the 12V battery when buying it ?

  • Reply H3LLC4T.SL1D3S August 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    How much did it cost you all together for the parts?

  • Reply Mattia Marchesini August 21, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Is the battery waterproof? And if not, how did you isolate the battery?

  • Reply Praveen Kumar September 4, 2018 at 8:39 am

    is it water proof

  • Reply LIGHT UP BIKES MENELIK ROAD 0755514642 September 18, 2018 at 2:38 am

    https://youtu.be/TyjJrajeXY8

  • Reply GraceDcastle April 6, 2019 at 8:49 am

    This video is great, quick and easy to understand. Exactly what I needed.
    Now I just need some money to make it.

  • Reply Alberto Flores June 13, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Not bad.

  • Reply xXCreepa_ DollaXx July 18, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Can it be done to Bmx bikes as well?

  • Reply CarelessFreak August 7, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    I put lights on the forks too and the whole pole under the seat. Put it on all the bike frames. Looks sick. Just here to check other peoples work. The attention I get outside is insane.

  • Reply Spieler Zokt August 22, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Is it possible to do the same thing with a motorbike?

  • Reply Rashmi Shrivastav September 29, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Wow…steeve Rogers is here

  • Reply kaden atyim October 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Thank you sm

  • Reply Brandon Calvilo October 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Can you update this like a lighter battery, or maybe a powerbank can be use

  • Reply Jay Em November 18, 2019 at 3:13 am

    if i were to use about 6ft of led lights, do i still need such a powerful battery bank?

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