March 14, 2016
Today we bring to you our review of Million Mile Lights. Funded on Kickstarter last year (we backed them), Million Mile Lights just went on sale earlier this year. Runbell met the team in person during The Running Event in Austin in December. The people behind the project are passionate runners and creative designers. Overall reviews so far have been extremely positive. We give them our highest rating as well.
Million Million Lights (MML) are running lights for runners powered by motion, not batteries. They clip on to a belt (such as SPI Belt pictured below) or to shorts. The lights are perfect for early morning runs or evening runs, especially during the dark winter months.
Sensitive: We found the MML to be extremely sensitive to movement. A simple jog easily gets them lighting up. Even a slow walk gets them lighting up as well.
Durable: Unfortunately during our review and movie taking, I took a huge fall to the ground. My MML, my Runbell, and my body was unscratched. I finished my run normally. However, my winter gloves are now torn. So far MML is quite durable and can sustain a good fall.
Bright: The MML are not meant to illuminate the path ahead of you. They will not act as your torch through dark evening runs. They simply act as a way for walkers, other runners, bikers, and cars to see you. They certainly get the job done.
Light-weight: The MML weighs in at 1.4 ounces (40 grams). For reference, Runbell weighs in at 30 grams. Both are extremely light-weight.
Adaptable: With a simple clip on the side, the MML is easy to add to your SPI belt, Flip Belt or to your shorts.
Long Life: With no batteries to replace, your MML should just keep on working over the years. They come with a 5 year warranty from the manufacturer. They also aim for the MML to work for a million miles and hence the name Million Mile Lights. We did not test them for one million miles so cannot confirm...yet. Give us another 10 years and we will update here.
See our review on Youtube for the lights in action:
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