self-illuminating transparent cruisers by sunset skateboards self-illuminating transparent cruisers by sunset skateboards
aug 01, 2013

self-illuminating transparent cruisers by sunset skateboards

self-illuminating transparent cruisers by sunset skateboards
all images courtesy of sunset skateboards




designers at sunset skateboards have created a line of transparent, light-up cruisers whose wheels illuminate with motion. the skateboards have transparent polycarbonate decks that come in a variety of vibrant colors and styles, including the ‘ghost’, a clear deck with white and red wheels, ‘the alien’, an all green machine, and the ‘princess’ which is pastel pink and blue.


the wheels are fitted with LED lights that are completely powered by the rolling motion — they will last for up to 100,000 hours of skateboarding and will never need batteries. the sturdy, high quality decks are made from water-clear polycarbonate, the same material used in bullet proof glass, with special UV inhibitors to help make it weather-proof. you can choose from one of sunset skateboard’s already made designs, or build your own custom wheeler — selecting your deck and truck colors as well as the palette for the four wheels individually.



the colorful set of skateboards



a collection of five colors lined up near the beach



the sunset ‘princess’ has a clear deck with pink flare LED wheels



the ‘alien’ is an all green skateboard



the deck of the cruiser is made from sturdy, transparent plastic



sunset skateboards with flare LED wheels – 24/7 fun!
video courtesy of sunsetskateboardco



a blue sunset skateboard with blue light-up wheels



white LED self-illuminating wheels

  • unbelieveably cool

    I would’ve died for one of these when I was growing up – we lived on a smoothly paved winding and sloped street and we would be out there skateboarding in the twilight all the time. I can just envision a school of several of these cavorting together at dusk.

    dbkii says:
  • Beautiful, but will kids buy them?

    JJ says:
  • Where can I buy this for my son?! He would get such a kick out of this!

    scm says:
  • “but will kids buy them?”

    Dude that’s like asking if little boys will buy Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars.

    Stevester says:
  • Shut up and take my money….

    Blake says:
  • I bought a set of these for my longboard. They are unbelievably cool in the look that they provide, however that is where my positive comments stop. The criticism I have for these wheels is that they are slow, which I believe has to do with the magnetic collar that is used to generate the power. I felt it added about 35% more pushing that I would have to do. When spinning the wheels and counting until they stopped spinning they stopped quickly and I didn’t have them over tightened. I installed ceramic bearings hoping for an increase in speed and there was a slight increase but it was still a very slow wheel. The slowness can also be attributed to the durometer of these wheels as they are soft wheels. I would have liked to seem them in a larger diameter in the 72+mm range and not to be slowed down by the magnetic collar. If Sunset could get them to function like other wheels that would be huge progress. Still these are amazing for the look but I ended up going back to the standard Arbor wheels that came with my board.

    ChicagoWayVito says:

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