Introduction: Bike Light With Blinking Lights ,turn Signals and Brake (VIDEO)

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This is the new bike light I've made for my night rides. It has blinking leds in red, for normal signal, and in yelow for turning signal and a brake light

Step 1: Project

Picture of Project

First I've made a project in MS Paint.
After I made the eletrical project, I decided to use a 9V batery, all leds are 3V.

There are auto blinking led in red and yelow and normal red led's.

Sorry, project in portuguese. Let me translate

Tudo Aceso = All on
Legenda = legend
Vermelho Pisca = Blinking Red
Amarelo Pisca = Blinking Yelow
Vermelho = Red
Pisca Esq. = Left Turn Signal
Pisca Dir. = Right Turn Signal
Freio = Brake

Step 2: Materials

Picture of Materials

Acoording to the projet

3 blinking led in red
6 blinking led in yelow
12 red led
3 Clicks
1 9v batery
1 keybord cord( broken keybord ofcourse)
1 plastic box from a broken used eletrical material

I used the soldering Iron to make the holes in plastic box and I don't rocommend doing the same

Step 3: Put Leds in Place and Test

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Place the led's in holes and tested conections.

After that hot glue in everything, I didn't solder anything in box.

Solder click's and wires.

Step 4: Attaching Box to the Bike and Clicks

Picture of Attaching Box to the Bike and Clicks

Glue the brake click, in a way it press the click everytime you brake, I glued it in a rubber piece that protects the cable.

Attach the box to the bike with zip-tie and put turn click's in place, I putted in gear shifter's

Step 5: Have Safety FUN!!! VIDEO

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Blinking Lights

Right Turn Signal

Left Turn Signal


The batery is in a bag under the seat.


abadfart (author)2010-02-09

could you put up schematic  

nelsonwong90s (author)abadfart2013-06-23

yea i could not see it clearly

celocruz (author)abadfart2012-02-09

its there already.


joejoerowley (author)2008-11-30

Nice Instructable! Very Simply but looks very professional! Btw, great job with your english, better then most Americans. :)

celocruz (author)joejoerowley2012-02-09


rangeside (author)2009-04-17

the position of the brake switch has been the most difficult obstacle to overcome on this instructable. Its not clear as to how and where you attache the brake switch. Also the type of switch that you used. On that note, does the brake light come on when you are slowing doen or just when you apply the brakes with enough force to stop? Nice build!

celocruz (author)rangeside2012-02-09

the brake switch was the most dificult part of this project, I place it in the rubber piece that covers the brake cable inside the brake, it only light up when strongly brake.


josh1001 (author)2009-09-03

i like it this is so boss

celocruz (author)josh10012012-02-09


gmjhowe (author)2008-11-23

Thats some great work! Its a little hard to make out the indicators, but the brake light is a great idea.

celocruz (author)gmjhowe2008-11-23

thanks, any help ask me.

rpvanpatt (author)celocruz2010-02-13

i have an idea of using a very similar idea to yours, but maybe spread the lights out a bit more...but I was wondering you say 9v for 3 leds in series of 3...that only makes 9 leds and you show 21 leds right?  i'm guessin possibly because not all are used at once?  But I want to incorporate a generator that could power capacitors which in turn will power the leds...a step motor like this instructable  

I am new to building electronics, so I was wondering how it could be set up to have maybe 3 red leds blinking all the time, and then a capacitor that would power the turn signals and the break signal when switched on.  This way there would be no need for a rechargeable battery or any batter at that.  Please let me know if this is even possible. thanks

celocruz (author)rpvanpatt2012-02-09

sorry Im not advanced in eletronics, just the basic of the basic, but the batteries last very long I dont think that a generator is really necessary.


Jarppi (author)2010-10-11

pretty good, but the turn singals aren't so good. You can barely see the turn singal behind the bright red LED

celocruz (author)Jarppi2012-02-09

after all istalled I discovered that the yellow LED need a a bigger voltage, thats why it doesent shine brighter.


gonzam88 (author)2012-02-09

great project, but im sorry, i don't understand. How do you make them blink? thanks!

celocruz (author)gonzam882012-02-09

its a blinking LED, the yelow and the red in the middle. a boughr them this way you just turn it on and it starts blinking by itself.


liketoridebike15 (author)2008-12-26

im going to make this without the flashing lights. I have a flashing light thing that is made by bell


NT86 (author)2008-11-25

how do i wire them, in series, sets of 3?

celocruz (author)NT862008-11-26

if you are using 3v LEDs and 9v battery, yes in series, sets of 3.

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