where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by bigpon » Tue, 24 Jul 2001 21:03:23


I want to buy some of the new wheels with the coloured lights in them that
flash as you skate. I can't seem to find them anywhere.

Also - Does the TOUR hockey company in Canada have a web site??

Any help would be appreciated

TIA
Brian

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by LShapin » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 00:07:31

Quote:

>I want to buy some of the new wheels with the coloured lights in them that
>flash as you skate. I can't seem to find them anywhere.
>Brian

That would be a neat trick.  How do you supply power?  I think you
would have to put batteries in the wheels or use brushes touching the
wheels.  
LShaping

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by Edward Dike, II » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 09:23:20

Adam had some on his site not too long ago . I don't see them now, but you
might email him.
ED3
 http://www.adamsinline.com/index.html


| I want to buy some of the new wheels with the coloured lights in them that
| flash as you skate. I can't seem to find them anywhere.
|
| Also - Does the TOUR hockey company in Canada have a web site??
|
| Any help would be appreciated
|
| TIA
| Brian
|

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by David Flore » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 01:37:03

No,
they have a permanent magnet you fix inside your wheel and the LEDs get
the power from the current generated in the moving electromagnetic field
(please guys, don't start a physics discussion here, this principle is
far too basic).

These small LEDs (It has three of different colors if you wish) consume
very little power and the light is quite bright (very spectacular when
you skate at night).

Of course, the energy doesn't come for free and the magnet produces some
friction in order to generate the current, but I use only one as my rear
wheel on my brakeless skate and it's a great way of being taken in
account by cars, bike riders and pedestrians when night skating, which
is usually when I skate.

They are easy to find in Spain but I have no idea where to buy them
overseas.

David.

Quote:


> >I want to buy some of the new wheels with the coloured lights in them that
> >flash as you skate. I can't seem to find them anywhere.
> >Brian

> That would be a neat trick.  How do you supply power?  I think you
> would have to put batteries in the wheels or use brushes touching the
> wheels.
> LShaping

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by Mike van E » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 21:48:28

Hi Brian,

You could try http://www.skatewheels.com/.  I wasn't impressed and
wouldn't buy this model again, though, as they were expensive, badly
made, and several of the wheels broke really quickly.  I've seen
other, better models which last longer, and have nicer lights here in
London, but I don't know where they were purchased, I'm afraid.

The Tour hockey website - try http://www.tourhockey.com.

Cheers,
Mike.

www.LondonSkaters.com

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Quote:

> I want to buy some of the new wheels with the coloured lights in them that
> flash as you skate. I can't seem to find them anywhere.

> Also - Does the TOUR hockey company in Canada have a web site??

> Any help would be appreciated

> TIA
> Brian

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by LShapi » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 00:24:33

<the subject is LEDs built into roller skate wheels (actually called
inline skate wheels)>

Quote:
> No,they have a permanent magnet you fix inside your wheel and the LEDs get
> the power from the current generated in the moving electromagnetic field
> (please guys, don't start a physics discussion here, this principle is
> far too basic).

Hopefully, someone who knows will correct me if I am wrong, but
wouldn't the axle have to be specially made to interact with the
magnet rotating around it?

Quote:

> These small LEDs (It has three of different colors if you wish) consume
> very little power and the light is quite bright (very spectacular when
> you skate at night).
> David.

Actaully, Light Emitting Diodes consume a lot of power.  Liquid
crystal displays consume very little power.
LShaping
Quote:



> > >I want to buy some of the new wheels with the coloured lights in them that
> > >flash as you skate. I can't seem to find them anywhere.
> > >Brian

> > That would be a neat trick.  How do you supply power?  I think you
> > would have to put batteries in the wheels or use brushes touching the
> > wheels.
> > LShaping

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by Lewin A.R.W. Edward » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 00:52:38

Quote:
> Actaully, Light Emitting Diodes consume a lot of power.  Liquid
> crystal displays consume very little power.

Actually, LEDs consume very little power, for a given light intensity,
compared to most other active (emitting) display elements.

--
-- Lewin A.R.W. Edwards
Personal http://www.larwe.com/ Work http://www.digi-frame.com/
"Every crow has its prawn,
Just as every blight has its corn.
Like every doughboy thinks of glad, glad tongs
Every crow has its prawn."
(isn't that what Poison REALLY meant to write?)

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by LShapin » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 03:59:22


Quote:
>> Actaully, Light Emitting Diodes consume a lot of power.  Liquid
>> crystal displays consume very little power.
>Actually, LEDs consume very little power, for a given light intensity,
>compared to most other active (emitting) display elements.

In context, twenty milliamperes sounds like a lot to me.  But the real
question is this.  For electricity generating purposes, would the axle
have to be specially made to interact with the magnets rotating around
the skate wheel?  
LShaping
 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by Lewin A.R.W. Edward » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 04:39:03

Quote:
> In context, twenty milliamperes sounds like a lot to me.  But the real
> question is this.  For electricity generating purposes, would the axle
> have to be specially made to interact with the magnets rotating around
> the skate wheel?

From the post to which you replied, I am guessing that the permanent magnet
is in the stationary part of the bearing, not the axle that holds it. I
don't have a wheel of this type handy to look at it, but from what I
remember, the replaceable part is a hard *** tire that grips the outer
sleeve of a small ball-race. The inner sleeve of the ball-race slides over
the axle and I would imagine is stationary relative to the axle, since the
friction in the ball-race is much less than the friction between the inner
sleeve and the axle that's carrying it.

--
-- Lewin A.R.W. Edwards
Personal http://SportToday.org/://www.digi-frame.com/
"Every crow has its prawn,
Just as every blight has its corn.
Like every doughboy thinks of glad, glad tongs
Every crow has its prawn."
(isn't that what Poison REALLY meant to write?)

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by LShapin » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:03:51

<The discussion is about inline skate wheels.  Allegedly, some inline
skate wheels include LEDs.>

Quote:
>No, they have a permanent magnet you fix inside your wheel and the
>LEDs get the power from the current generated in the moving electro-
>magnetic field (please guys, don't start a physics discussion here, this
>principle is far too basic).

Interesting theory.  Wouldn't the axle have to be specially designed
in order for the magnet to help generate electricity?  

Quote:

>These small LEDs (It has three of different colors if you wish) consume
>very little power and the light is quite bright (very spectacular when
>you skate at night).
>Of course, the energy doesn't come for free and the magnet produces some
>friction in order to generate the current,

Meaning magnetic friction, not physical friction.  While turning the
skate wheel, I think you might feel a small amount of rippling
magnetic force like when you are turning a CPU fan with your finger.  
LShaping
Quote:
>but I use only one as my rear
>wheel on my brakeless skate and it's a great way of being taken in
>account by cars, bike riders and pedestrians when night skating, which
>is usually when I skate.
>They are easy to find in Spain but I have no idea where to buy them
>overseas.
>David.



>> >I want to buy some of the new wheels with the coloured lights in them that
>> >flash as you skate. I can't seem to find them anywhere.
>> >Brian

>> That would be a neat trick.  How do you supply power?  I think you
>> would have to put batteries in the wheels or use brushes touching the
>> wheels.
>> LShaping

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by LShapin » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 05:51:29

Sorry, my inept broadband ISP caused the post to be two days late.
Will cancel.  
LShaping
 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by James Waldb » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 06:16:35

Quote:


> <The discussion is about inline skate wheels.  Allegedly, some inline
> skate wheels include LEDs.>

See example pictures at http://www.skatewheels.com/photo.html
and order forms at https://secure.mgc-inc.com/talon/ordersw.html
and http://www.3dsd.com/prod_flash.html and the bottom of
http://home.tpage.com/ssnet/product.html

Quote:
> >No, they have a permanent magnet you fix inside your wheel and the
> >LEDs get the power from the current generated in the moving electro-
> >magnetic field (please guys, don't start a physics discussion here, this
> >principle is far too basic).

> Interesting theory.  Wouldn't the axle have to be specially designed
> in order for the magnet to help generate electricity?

...

No, various web pages such as  http://www.iron-king.com/inline.html
and http://www.marketing21c.com/wheel/inline.htm say these
inline skate wheels use ordinary axle bolts and some ABEC
bearings.   Some of the urls say the lights are leds, while
one of them says, rather obscurely: "A light-generating wheel
for an in-line skate includes two side shells and an electric
board sandwiched between the two side shells. The electric board
has a plurality CF light emitters protruding out of one of the
two side shells to light on and off ie. to flash while the wheel
is rotating."

 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by LShapin » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 05:58:46


Quote:
>> In context, twenty milliamperes sounds like a lot to me.  But the real
>> question is this.  For electricity generating purposes, would the axle
>> have to be specially made to interact with the magnets rotating around
>> the skate wheel?

>From the post to which you replied, I am guessing that the permanent magnet
>is in the stationary part of the bearing, not the axle that holds it. I
>don't have a wheel of this type handy to look at it, but from what I
>remember, the replaceable part is a hard *** tire that grips the outer
>sleeve of a small ball-race. The inner sleeve of the ball-race slides over
>the axle and I would imagine is stationary relative to the axle, since the
>friction in the ball-race is much less than the friction between the inner
>sleeve and the axle that's carrying it.

I guess that means No, it would not require special axles, the
contraption could be self contained by the wheel and its bearing, but
it would require those additional bearings which are mated with the
LED type wheels.  Thanks.  I sort of forgot about bearings, being a
newbie skater.  
 
 
 

where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by Jim Yan » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 06:40:58



Quote:

>>> Actaully, Light Emitting Diodes consume a lot of power.  Liquid
>>> crystal displays consume very little power.

>>Actually, LEDs consume very little power, for a given light intensity,
>>compared to most other active (emitting) display elements.

>In context, twenty milliamperes sounds like a lot to me.  But the real
>question is this.  For electricity generating purposes, would the axle
>have to be specially made to interact with the magnets rotating around
>the skate wheel?  
>LShaping

Why? when you move a magnet past a coil,it induces a current.Or you can
move the coil past the magnet(or magnetic field).What's the axle got to do
with it?
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where to by in-line wheels with LED lights on line??

Post by LShapin » Thu, 26 Jul 2001 07:18:47

Quote:




>>>> Actaully, Light Emitting Diodes consume a lot of power.  Liquid
>>>> crystal displays consume very little power.

>>>Actually, LEDs consume very little power, for a given light intensity,
>>>compared to most other active (emitting) display elements.

>>In context, twenty milliamperes sounds like a lot to me.  But the real
>>question is this.  For electricity generating purposes, would the axle
>>have to be specially made to interact with the magnets rotating around
>>the skate wheel?  
>>LShaping

>Why?

Why not?  

Quote:
>when you move a magnet past a coil,it induces a current.Or you can
>move the coil past the magnet(or magnetic field).What's the axle got to do
>with it?

Where is the coil?  The axle is part of the skate.  If you want some
context, please reply to my first post instead of this one.