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Lumos: A Bike Helmet with Built-In Indicator Lights

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Riding a bicycle is not only a fun and healthy activity, but also an environmentally-friendly way to get around. At the same time, biking can be very dangerous, as riders are often hard to see in low-light conditions, and their movements on the road aren’t always easy to predict.

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To make biking safer, the creators of Lumos thought of adding indicator lights to the helmet. This kind of wearable tech prevents accidents by enabling the rider to better communicate his intentions with those around him using a remote control. You can mount the control wherever makes the most sense for your bike and riding style. This allows you to keep both hands on the steering wheel in those high-stress situations where you feel it’s more important to have greater control of your bike than to continue holding out your hand to signal.

lumos handlebar remote

It’s water-resistant, so it will work even when it’s raining – the time when the roads are at their worst and when everyone on the road should be most vigilant.

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Lumos is easy to use – turn it on with a press of the button, strap it onto your head, and you’re ready to ride. It will also automatically pair with the remote when in range, so the indicators will work with no risk of you accidentally forgetting to activate them.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you have to rapidly slow down, clenching hard on both breaks, the built-in accelerometer will automatically turn all the rear lights a bright solid red to indicate a sudden stop to the drivers behind you.

automatic break lights on helmet

The rechargeable batteries can last up to 2.5 hours with continuous use, and can be recharged using a micro USB cable. And, if you have a power bank then it’s easy to recharge the Lumos helmet while you’re on the go.

lumos helmet with lights

The helmet was the brainchild of Eu-wen Ding and Jeff Chen. They worked with a veteran executive with more than 20 years experience in the helmet industry to produce a fully functional prototype before bringing their project to Kickstarter.

Visionaries + Movers

Eu-Wen Ding (co-founder) + Jeff Chen (co-founder)

Photos via: lumoshelmet.co

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