Question: My father saw a wheelchair in San Diego that had small front wheels which lit up and sparkled - similar to the lights you see on children's shoes. Can you direct me to a site or company that makes these? ~Jessica
Answer: - I assume that these lights were mainly used for decorational purposes; however I suppose any lights on a wheelchair may be a good safety feature at night. I know you can buy front and rear safety lights for wheelchairs, but I haven't been able to locate any large manufacturers of decorational wheelchair lights. This person may have added the lights to the wheelchair themselves or bought the lights at a novelty shop. I do know people like to decorate their wheelchairs for various occasions such as Christmas. I've seen many wheelchairs decked out with Christmas lights over the years. Many scooter owners also dress their machines to the nines. Some people add stereos, lights, mirrors and generally rebuild and customize their scooters to make them convenient and comfortable. However, when customizing or modifying a wheelchair or scooter you need to make sure you aren't jeopardizing its safety. You should also make sure that any modifications you make won't affect your warranty or guarantee.