6 x 1 1/4 in. (145 mm) Volcanic Grande Ultimate W™ Light-Up Wheelchair Caster
Features 4 bright LED lights per side in green, red, blue, and white (8 lights per wheel)
Lights can be seen at 360 degree angles
Solid flat free tire made from clear urethane
Water resistant design helps keep lighting elements dry*
Lights are powered by a self generating system - no batteries required
1" hub width (use the guide below for help measuring your existing caster wheel)
5/16" inner diameter high performance bearings included (608Z)
Sold individually (each). For a pair, order quantity 2
*Water resistant does not mean water proof - Care should be taken when used in a wet environment.
How Does it Work?
As the wheelchair caster rolls forward or backward, a self generating power system (magnet ring) supplies a small electric charge to power each LED light. The faster the wheelchair caster rolls, the more the LED's light up. Even though there are only 4 small LED lights per side, once rolling they give the impression the entire wheel is covered in lights! In fact the LED light is bright enough to be seen up to 300 meters away making these caster wheels an excellent safety device while using your wheelchair at night.
This lighted wheelchair caster assembly will replace 6 x 1 inch or 6 x 1 1/4 inch caster wheels found on Quickie, Top End (Invacare), Colours, and many other wheelchair brands. Some TiLite wheelchairs use 3/8" ID bearings and these caster wheels will not work. Regardless of wheelchair brand, it is always advisable to confirm your size using the guide below. Please note the actual size of this caster is 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 inch.
Volcanic Grande Ultimate™ Light-Up Wheelchair Caster Video
Installing these caster wheels on your wheelchair is the same as any other except that you need to create a little friction by tightening your axle to a point to make the lights work. If your axle is too tight, you will hear a clicking sound. If no lights are seen, your axle is not tight enough.
Measuring your existing wheelchair caster:
Purchasing the proper wheelchair caster is as simple as measuring the old one. Even if the size is written on the existing caster, you still want to make sure the hub width and bearing size will be correct. Properly measuring will ensure you order the correct caster and prevent an installation headache and the hassle of sending them back.