Lumos: The Ultimate Bicycle Helmet With Brake Lights And Turn Signals
Presented By Wingz – Scheduled Airport Rides
Each year, over 49,000 riders get seriously injured while cycling, and over 700 die in the U.S. alone. A large number of them as a result of a collision with a motorist.
It’s extremely important to stay visible when you’re biking. But it doesn’t mean you have to go through your check-list of gadgets before you ride. Well, at least you don’t have to if you wear the Lumos, a next generation bicycle helmet that features integrated brake and turn signal lights. By being an integral part of your helmet, these lights are naturally higher up, larger, more distinctive, and easier to see than traditional bicycle-mounted lights.
To make sure the upcoming cars know you’re about to turn, the company has made turn signals an integral part of Lumos’s design. Once activated, bright yellow lights on the helmet turn on to form an arrow on the back, and a dash from the front to indicate the direction you wish to turn. Simply press the button again and the signal is turned off.
Having to pedaling at night puts you in a bigger risk, especially if there’s an impatient driver coming behind you. In order to signal to other drivers that you’re braking, Lumos comes with an integrated accelerometer. It senses when you slow down, and automatically turns all the rear lights a bright solid red. The brake lights activate anytime, so free your mind and stay focused!
Also, it’s very important to always have 2 hands on the handlebars, and that’s why Lumos comes with a small and unobstructive remote that is easily mounted next to your hand.
The helmet uses a rechargeable battery, which can last for a week and only takes 30 minutes to fully charge. Lumos is water-resistant, so it will stay safe in rain.
Founders of Lumos Helmet are Havard’s former students. Eu-wen and Jeff met at a hackathon, where Eu-wen pitched an idea for a bicycle helmet with lights, brake, and turn signals. They bonded over the idea and started working on building the prototype that same day. The team is running a funding campaign on Kickstarter, and have achieved 200% of its target.
To benefit great deals right now, click here. Shipping is expected in Aug 2015 to the U.S. and European Union.