WingLights is an inexpensive blinker light system for bicycles to display a very visible directional turn signal at an intersections.

Making a bicycling experience safer with a handlebar blinker light system

At HaveFunBiking, we have shared blinker systems embedded in bicycle helmets and rear-mounted signaling lights. Now, for those with flat bicycle or scooter handlebars, the WingLights might be worth checking out. This inexpensive directional light system (a perfect stocking stuffer) is easy to mount on each end of the handlebars. Then, when turning, tap the light at the end of the right or left handle grip and move to the proper lane, just like signaling when driving a car. As a cyclist riding on the road or trail, you will find added comfort and visibility in displaying your intention when changing lanes or directions.

Just tap the right blinker before gesturing with a right hand signal.

Just tap the right blinker before gesturing with a right-hand signal.

Just tap the left blinker before gesturing with your left hand signal.

Just tap the left blinker before gesturing with your left-hand signal.

The WingLight directional blinkers work well on rough roads where cyclists must have both hands on the handlebars. Just a firm tap on the surface of the selected light, and it begins to blink. Then, in 45 seconds, which is usually long enough to make the turn, the light turns off to save on your battery.

Winglights are currently available in two options

The WingLights 360nFixed, their original, is a high-quality turn signal system that magnetically attaches to your handlebar ends. It is easy to install and use. These turn signals flash bright amber and can be seen from all angles. When removed, the units clip together onto a keyring for safekeeping. The Mag is compatible with all handlebars with an inner diameter from 14.7mm to 23mm. They retail for $61.00 and batteries are included.

The WingLights Next is a brand new, non-magnetic turn signal built to the same high specifications as the original system. Like the Mag, the Fixed v3 is permanently attached to your handlebar. The Fixed v3 sells for $79.00 on Amazon.

To order either of these lights or more information or other products, visit the manufacturer at

Brighter and safer blinkers

The blinkers help to improve cyclists’ visibility in dangerous areas, in and around intersections.

Using hand signals along with WingLights

At, we highly recommend the continued practice of using hand signals. Like others on the market, this turning light system offers added visibility to show your intentions when changing directions. However, they should not replace the practice of using hand signals. By continuing to gesture your movement with hand signals and blinkers, you multiply your chances of being seen and staying safe.

Installing the WingLights blinkers

This review made installation quick and easy, taking under ten minutes. At the end of each handlebar grip, cut a sharp knife so the handlebar tube is exposed. Insert the rubber plunger of the Winglight firmly into the handlebar and tighten. You will find full instructions included in the package. Check out the instructional video here for a comprehensive guide on this blinker system. 

Sorry, these blinker lights are not suitable for all handlebar types

The current WingLights are only available for straight (sometimes referred to as flat) handlebars. Curved handlebars with a maximum curvature of 30° also work. The company is working on a future design compatible with drop bars (also known as bullhorn and/or cruise bars).