Knuckle Lights are safety lights for runners for running in the dark, designed to be worn on your hands, in the perfect position to see and be seen. Our unique lights for runners can also be used for dog walking, a camping flashlight, jogging safety light, cycling light, a hiking flashlight, and many other uses.

Knuckle Lights are an ideal alternative to a headlamp or carrying a flashlight during runs, walks or other activities. The extra-wide flood beams move with the natural motion of your arms, providing an even, steady amount of light that illuminates the entire area in front of you.

Our company was founded in 2011 and is located in West Linn, Oregon, a beautiful suburb of Portland.



Knuckle Lights Founder Dan HopkinsDan Hopkins

Dan started Knuckle Lights because he was looking for an alternative to a headlamp while training in the early morning hours for his first half marathon. He soon realized that there were a lot of other runners and walkers looking for a similar solution and Knuckle Lights quickly grew from selling solely on an upstart website, to many running specialty stores across the country as well as on some of the biggest online retailers.

In addition to running the daily operations of Knuckle Lights, Dan remains busy raising 3 boys alongside his wife of 21 years.

Click here to read the full story of how, and why, Knuckle Lights was created.



Knuckle Lights members that run at night

Krissy Sonniksen
Social Media & Outreach Manager



Krissy manages all aspects of social media for the company, as well as working with relay events, bloggers and the press to help spread the word about Knuckle Lights to the running and walking community.

A competitive long distance runner from the age of 14, Krissy has run both for the University of Oregon as well as the University of East Anglia in Norwich England. Currently competing in Pacific Northwest races as well as Cascade Lakes Relays, she can't wait to share the new version of rechargeable Knuckle Lights with her running community.

Outside of running, Krissy loves to travel and spent 4 years in Scotland pursuing a Master's degree as well as traveling in and around Europe. Additionally she just returned from a long outdoor adventure in Alaska and is prepping for a journey to Iceland in the next year. Although both of her degrees are in Art History, she enjoys community outreach and the growing world of social and digital marketing.

She can't wait to hear how you use your Knuckle Lights to see and be seen, she can be reached at