Lumos Bike Helmet
Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:07 pm
Cycling safety is something that is becoming more and more of an issue as more of us leave the car in garage and swap it for two-wheels. The Lumos bike helmet will mean forgetting your lights or drivers seeing and predicting where you want to go are no longer problems.
Lumos is a next generation bicycle helmet that addresses virtually every cycling safety need. Featuring integrated brake and turn signal lights, Lumos helps you more effectively communicate your intentions to drivers and people around you.
On the outside, Lumos looks like, and importantly performs like, a regular bicycle helmet but it also has the bonus features of controllable indicators and front/rear lights. By being an integral part of your helmet, these lights are naturally higher, larger, more distinctive, and easier to see than traditional bicycle mounted lights.
Red lights at the back of the helmet are arranged to form a triangle, a commonly used warning symbol on the road. Not only will they make you clearly visible, the rear light also automatically flashes as you slow down to indicate to driver behind of a decrease in speed.
White lights in front are arranged in a distinctive pattern in order to make you stand out better, whether it is from a driver’s rear or side view mirror, or from a car coming in the opposite direction.
Lumos also saves you from taking one hand off the handlebar to signal turning with the built in indicators, which are activated by an included wireless remote. 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.
The remote is small and won’t get in your way. It’s mounted wherever makes the most sense for your bike and riding style but on the handlebars is advisable! The Lumos helmet will automatically pair with the remote whenever you are in close proximity to it.
Lumos comes with an integrated rechargeable battery that’s recharged with the included micro USB cable just like you would with your phone. If you use Lumos for 30 minutes every day, each charge will last about a week. Given the Great British weather, it’s also helpfully waterproof!
The Lumos bike helmet is being sold for around £65 ($99) on crowd-funding website Kickstarter with a target of $125,000. With 25 days to go, they’ve already smashed their target – people clearly love the idea as much as we do! So get over to the Lumos Kickstarter Website and get pledging now before they run out!