ShredLights, Headlights For Your Skateboard

July 13, 2015

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ShredLights are headlights for your skateboard. They slide onto a small bracket you attach to your truck's bolts, and are USB rechargeable. They were designed to look cool and help prevent spills from hitting cracks at night. Ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford? He will hit cracks any time of the day. $30 will get you a pair of the lights if they reach their Kickstarter funding goal, which isn't looking likely. Besides, you know what would help prevent crack related spills at night even better than headlights? "Hoverboards." EXACTLY. The future isn't coming soon enough.

Keep going for their Kickstarter video.

Thanks to Christian, who doesn't need skateboard headlights because he wears one of those mining helmets at night.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I have never developed a new product but... you could easily get those wire-tie bike lights and wrap them around the trucks.

    I don't see what part of this design requires $40,000 in seed money to develop. You make a clip. You make a light that fits it. You sell them as a set. Or... you search "led bike light" on amazon, take one of those things called "silicone frog" and strap that to you trucks. I'll be just slightly more intrusive than this stupid thing. You could mount it to the vertical portion of the trucks and mount a red one to the rear. Blam! Head and tail lights. Just don't go spinning around and it won't be a problem.

    Or you could buy one of those tiny LED keychains and tape it to the underside of the board. Or use a giant rubber band.

    And then there's the biggest issue of all. The fact that this is useful for a tiny cross section of the population. In fact I dare say it's useful for a small percentage of that small percentage.

    From the skateboard wiki page:
    " A 2009 report found that the skateboarding market is worth an estimated
    $4.8 billion in annual revenue with 11.08 million active skateboarders
    in the world."

    Give or take 10 to 15 million people world wide... Of those... how many will skate in the dark? Of the ones who skate in the dark, how many will have both foresight and disposable income to buy a single-use clip-on LED? When you could have a multi-use LED that you could hang on your trucks today for between $2 to $20... You could buy a damned headlamp for that. And you could use it on your head in any scenario like biking, skiing, running, walking, burying corpses in the dark so no one sees.

    I venture a guess they sell about 150,000 units in 10 years. If they sell them that long.

  • Ellie
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  • I don't see why not. It looks pretty bright and definitely can use this during night session. Don't have to have generators and lights. Doesn't look like it affects your ride too much. Plus saves you from avoiding cracks!

  • TheQiwiMan

    My opinion of sk8ers is similar to my feelings towards ballerinas; I can appreciate the lifetime of dedication to get to the professional skill level on display, but I have no interest in doing it myself, nor subsidizing them in their craft in any way.

    Sorry bro, not gettin a penny from me for your 12-packs of textbooks.

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