Innovative helmet integrates brake and indicator lights to warn motorists

Lumos is the ultimate bicycle helmet to help cyclists stay safe and visible on the road. With integrated turn signals and automatic brake lights, Lumos has been designed to help warn drivers of a cyclists’ presence and manoeuvres.

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Attempting to solve the worldwide problem of safety when cycling on the road and at night, Lumos not only protects the cyclist in the event of a collision, but also works as a preventative measure against them happening. Every year over 49,000 people get seriously injured and over 700 cyclists die while out riding in the United States alone; a large number of them as a result of a collision with a motorist.

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Much like a car, the Lumos helmet incorporates automatic brake lights, thanks to an integrated accelerometer. Turn signals are operated wirelessly via a wireless remote, which can be attached to handlebars. These flash the arrow of direction to make a cyclist’s intentions completely clear to surrounding drivers.


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With complete water resistance, a micro USB for charging, and CSPC crash safety certification, Lumos truly offers cyclists the chance to be seen and be safe on the road.


Eu-wen Ding, Founder of Lumos commented “As a group of developers and cyclists, we’ve spent a long time trying to create a solution for the countless number of people (including ourselves) who’ve felt invisible or vulnerable on the road. By enabling cyclists to more effectively signal and communicate their intentions to motorists, our hope is that this will better enable cyclist and motorist to cooperate and share the road in a way that will lead to safer roadways for all parties involved. We are really excited to bring Lumos to the Kickstarter community. ”

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Handle bar indicator controls.

Lumos is available to back on Kickstarter starting at $85 for the super early birds with additional limited quantities available at $99 and $119 thereafter.

Find the project on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstar...-bicycle-helmet


10 Comments

Eddy Gordo, Jul 14 2015 09:02

pity the system cannot be retro fitted. 

A good idea though

Oufy MTB (Roadie), Jul 14 2015 09:32

I think this is great idea, definitely

mrbaker, Jul 14 2015 09:37

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J∆kk∆ls, Jul 14 2015 10:01

People don't even respect you when you are signaling in your motor vehicle. Just because you make your intention know it wont change how people receive it!

Koei, Jul 14 2015 10:34

People don't even respect you when you are signaling in your motor vehicle.

 

Turning signals are for losers in the WC - no one uses them!

marko35s, Jul 14 2015 10:41

Turning signals are for losers in the WC - no one uses them!

To be fair sometimes they do but more in a *confirming what I have just done* way rather than a signal of intent.

DJR, Jul 15 2015 08:30

People don't even respect you when you are signaling in your motor vehicle. Just because you make your intention know it wont change how people receive it!

No, when you signal, it is just a challenge to the guy behind or next to you to try and cut you off.......better not show where you are going......keep them guessing to the last second.......then make your move! :ph34r:

Eddy Gordo, Jul 15 2015 09:06

Yeah, people use it as an excuse to jump stop streets also

velomonatiCT, Jul 16 2015 02:26

yeah this thing is a bit silly even the model looks dubious

CAAD4, Jul 16 2015 02:28

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