WE'RE ON A MISSION TO CREATE LIGHTING OPTIONS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ACTION SPORTS AND DAILY COMMUTING.

Purpose Driven Products with Maximum Versatility

We've been making durable, modular lighting for the past seven years with the dream of creating the most reliable lights on the market for conditions that no other lights could hold up to. We started by making headlights for skateboards, and our customers showed us so many more ways to use ShredLights that we never thought about. Now we’re thinking bigger than skateboarding; WAY bigger. The revolution of light electric vehicles is changing how we get around cities forever, and we're ready to make it safer.

Of course, it helps if we know what products and features you want us to make. We review customer feedback on a regular basis to keep up with changing demands. If you're interested in contributing to future product development, we'd love to hear more from you (and you'll get a 15% off coupon).

2013

The Problem


Skateboarding in the dark is tough, and dangerous

One dark night in 2013, an idea was given light. Just after leaving the store on his skateboard, Drew fell victim to a monstrous crack in the back alley sending him flying onto the ground and shattering his newly acquired six pack. While lying on the ground checking for damage, a car came from behind and illuminated the small cavern that caused his spill, and he realized the need for headlights on skateboards. So, he assembled a team at San Diego State University and got to work on a functioning prototype.

2013 - 2016

The Solution


Skateboard lights must be built to shred

Shortly after conception, the idea took shape in the Z.I.P. Launchpad at SDSU between classes and on nights and weekends. Utilizing 3D printers, our team rapid-prototyped and tested designs to withstand the abuse of skateboarding. We launched on Kickstarter in 2015 with a goal of $40,000, but it was not reached for a variety of reasons, including an unfinished product and poor market fit within traditional street skateboarding.

These were the first two packs of headlights that we ever sold. We 3D Printed them at our school and hand assembled each one. We sold about 100 pairs over 6 months, which was very exciting after the failed Kickstarter. One customer let us know that the 3D printed casings looked like they were "chewed up by a dog". We offered him a refund and he said he still liked the lights enough to keep them. That's when we knew we could pull the trigger on tooling.

From the very beginning, ShredLights have been designed with nearly 100% custom components, including PCB's. This gives us ultimate control for pinpointing reliability issues, and implementing solutions as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. For example, in 2016 we switched the slide switch on this PCB (pictured above) to a push button for better water resistance, without raising the price for customers.

In 2015, Casey opened our package in one of his vlogs, among many other items he received that day. We watched a ton of his videos, and knew he would love ShredLights for riding his Boosted boards at night. To our knowledge, he never used the lights since they didn't pop up in future videos. While it was a bummer he didn't use them, we couldn't be mad and were stoked he opened our package. He's one of our favorite creators to this day.

2016 - 2018

The First Everyday Users


The High Beams become the #1 Electric Skateboard Lights

Our team now understood that ShredLights were needed most by skateboards used for commuting so riders could be seen by cars. So, we shifted our focus with the launch of the High Beam lights in 2016, and the release of red tail lights in 2017. The combo pack slowly became the go-to lighting option for skateboarders around the world, and we learned a ton about manufacturing and quality control. We saw that electric skateboarders were using our lights the most, and that we had room for improvement based on their needs so we got to work on a new product.

The High Beams were our first injection-molded product. For most of 2017, you could find us building these lights in our spare time and making small tweaks for assembly. Learning how to manufacture quality products has been our passion since we started ShredLights, and it's been exciting to learn new techniques to create better products and bring them to market faster.

Discovering electric skateboarding and the community around it has been such an amazing experience. Electric skateboards have completely changed how we get around every day, and taken us to new parts of our city that we'd never been. We've been lucky enough to ride with some of the best riders and people from around the United States and can't wait to get to the rest of the world soon.

Some really cool opportunities have come our way, and the Bear Walker hand-crafted skateboards have been one of our favorites. Bear builds some of the most unique and exotic skateboards in the world by hand in his shop in Alabama. He's used our lights in a handful of his builds to take them to the next level, including this board he made in 2017 for Grant Gustin, AKA The Flash.

2019 - 2020

Full Versatility


S-LOCK transforms the ways you can use ShredLights

In June 2019, we released the SL-200 lights with a 250% brighter LED and our new S-LOCK quick release attachment mechanism. This design was inspired by the High Beam lights, but refined to be stronger and easier to use. Additionally, the shared slot design on all of the new mounts allowed users to swap lights in seconds. With the release of the sticky mounts and bar mounts, you can now use ShredLights on any skateboard, helmet, backpack, Onewheel, bike, or scooter.

A New Emblem for New Ambitions

Our customers showed us that ShredLights can be used for so much more than just skateboarding, so we thought to ourselves, what if we could make products for every activity? Well, that's exactly what we've set out to do and our new logo represents the desire to shred in any way that suits you, day or night.

Help Design our Next Product

Creating a Sustainable Future

Transportation is responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions out of any industry. If we want to help decrease that pollution, we need to find alternative ways to get around cities besides driving in cars, especially when commuting alone. At ShredLights, we're passionate about bringing night riding safety options to portable electric vehicles as they come out, and helping people live a car-free life. As a manufacturer, we are always thinking about our carbon footprint and ways to reduce it, such as cutting plastic out of packaging and using recyclable paper materials instead.

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WE'RE ON A MISSION TO CREATE LIGHTING OPTIONS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ACTION SPORTS AND DAILY COMMUTING.

Purpose Driven Products with Maximum Versatility

We've been making durable, modular lighting for the past seven years with the dream of creating the most reliable lights on the market for conditions that no other lights could hold up to. We started by making headlights for skateboards, and our customers showed us so many more ways to use ShredLights that we never thought about. Now we’re thinking bigger than skateboarding; WAY bigger. The revolution of light electric vehicles is changing how we get around cities forever, and we're ready to make it safer.

Of course, it helps if we know what products and features you want us to make. We review customer feedback on a regular basis to keep up with changing demands. If you're interested in contributing to future product development, we'd love to hear more from you (and you'll get a 15% off coupon).

2013

The Problem


Skateboarding in the dark is tough, and dangerous

One dark night in 2013, an idea was given light. Just after leaving the store on his skateboard, Drew fell victim to a monstrous crack in the back alley sending him flying onto the ground and shattering his newly acquired six pack. While lying on the ground checking for damage, a car came from behind and illuminated the small cavern that caused his spill, and he realized the need for headlights on skateboards. So, he assembled a team at San Diego State University and got to work on a functioning prototype.

2013 - 2016

The Solution


Skateboard lights must be built to shred

Shortly after conception, the idea took shape in the Z.I.P. Launchpad at SDSU between classes and on nights and weekends. Utilizing 3D printers, our team rapid-prototyped and tested designs to withstand the abuse of skateboarding. We launched on Kickstarter in 2015 with a goal of $40,000, but it was not reached for a variety of reasons, including an unfinished product and poor market fit within traditional street skateboarding.

These were the first two packs of headlights that we ever sold. We 3D Printed them at our school and hand assembled each one. We sold about 100 pairs over 6 months, which was very exciting after the failed Kickstarter. One customer let us know that the 3D printed casings looked like they were "chewed up by a dog". We offered him a refund and he said he still liked the lights enough to keep them. That's when we knew we could pull the trigger on tooling.

From the very beginning, ShredLights have been designed with nearly 100% custom components, including PCB's. This gives us ultimate control for pinpointing reliability issues, and implementing solutions as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. For example, in 2016 we switched the slide switch on this PCB (pictured above) to a push button for better water resistance, without raising the price for customers.

In 2015, Casey opened our package in one of his vlogs, among many other items he received that day. We watched a ton of his videos, and knew he would love ShredLights for riding his Boosted boards at night. To our knowledge, he never used the lights since they didn't pop up in future videos. While it was a bummer he didn't use them, we couldn't be mad and were stoked he opened our package. He's one of our favorite creators to this day.

2016 - 2018

The First Everyday Users


The High Beams become the #1 Electric Skateboard Lights

Our team now understood that ShredLights were needed most by skateboards used for commuting so riders could be seen by cars. So, we shifted our focus with the launch of the High Beam lights in 2016, and the release of red tail lights in 2017. The combo pack slowly became the go-to lighting option for skateboarders around the world, and we learned a ton about manufacturing and quality control. We saw that electric skateboarders were using our lights the most, and that we had room for improvement based on their needs so we got to work on a new product.

The High Beams were our first injection-molded product. For most of 2017, you could find us building these lights in our spare time and making small tweaks for assembly. Learning how to manufacture quality products has been our passion since we started ShredLights, and it's been exciting to learn new techniques to create better products and bring them to market faster.

Discovering electric skateboarding and the community around it has been such an amazing experience. Electric skateboards have completely changed how we get around every day, and taken us to new parts of our city that we'd never been. We've been lucky enough to ride with some of the best riders and people from around the United States and can't wait to get to the rest of the world soon.

Some really cool opportunities have come our way, and the Bear Walker hand-crafted skateboards have been one of our favorites. Bear builds some of the most unique and exotic skateboards in the world by hand in his shop in Alabama. He's used our lights in a handful of his builds to take them to the next level, including this board he made in 2017 for Grant Gustin, AKA The Flash.

2019 - 2020

Full Versatility


S-LOCK transforms the ways you can use ShredLights

In June 2019, we released the SL-200 lights with a 250% brighter LED and our new S-LOCK quick release attachment mechanism. This design was inspired by the High Beam lights, but refined to be stronger and easier to use. Additionally, the shared slot design on all of the new mounts allowed users to swap lights in seconds. With the release of the sticky mounts and bar mounts, you can now use ShredLights on any skateboard, helmet, backpack, Onewheel, bike, or scooter.

A New Emblem for New Ambitions

Our customers showed us that ShredLights can be used for so much more than just skateboarding, so we thought to ourselves, what if we could make products for every activity? Well, that's exactly what we've set out to do and our new logo represents the desire to shred in any way that suits you, day or night.

Help Design our
Next Product

Creating a
Sustainable Future

Transportation is responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions out of any industry. If we want to help decrease that pollution, we need to find alternative ways to get around cities besides driving in cars, especially when commuting alone. At ShredLights, we're passionate about bringing night riding safety options to portable electric vehicles as they come out, and helping people live a car-free life. As a manufacturer, we are always thinking about our carbon footprint and ways to reduce it, such as cutting plastic out of packaging and using recyclable paper materials instead.

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