One of the many things a lot of jugglers(and jogglers) have in common is finding ways to juggle any time, any place, and in any situation. While showering, while eating, you name it. It can be that addictive. But like many healthy habits, it’s a good addiction. It’s the main reason many of us took up joggling in the first place. For obvious reasons, it isn’t easy joggling at night(unless you’re a cat), even in areas where running is easy. One solution is to use LED light balls, like the ones made by Nite Ize.
About the size of a tennis ball, they bounce and are also well-built from durable rubber. The 2 easily replaceable 2016 3V lithium batteries are in the sturdy, removable core. Just remove the large plug, which doubles as an on/off button to get access to the batteries to replace them. The balls are about 4.8 ounces and have a rough exterior which makes them easier to grasp. Press down the on/off button for two seconds to turn them on, and do the same thing to turn them off. It takes a good deal of pressure to turn them on, which is good, since if you drop them there is little chance of them getting accidentally turned on or off.
They are great for joggling at night so as long as it is not too dark and you are familiar with the terrain. If conditions are very dark, juggling the balls while running will produce a blinding glare that will obscure your vision to the point that you can’t see what’s ahead. So be careful. This same exact product is also sold as a ball(with different packaging) for playing with your dog at night. They are water resistant, and come in 3 colors – red, green, blue, and there is also a color changing model.
Their price is reasonable, and I didn’t get mine for free. I’ve had these awesome orbs for several months, and although I don’t joggle with them very often they seem to be holding up pretty well. Compared to other light-up juggling balls, these seem to be built to last. The children in my area can’t get enough of these LED balls and seem to think I’m an alien from another planet when I joggle them in the park or along the streets at night. The light these things produce is only visible in a dark room or at night. They have some bounce, but I do not recommend these for bounce juggling unless you really know what you are doing.
LED technology just keeps getting more fun!