Your new bike helmet could have built-in safety lights and turn indicators

Your new bike helmet could have built-in safety lights and turn indicators

If you’re a city cyclist, or indeed an rural road warrior, you’ll already know that taking to your bike is a perilous pursuit – even if all you’re trying to do is get to work.

In an effort to redress the safety balance somewhat, Lumos is launching a Kickstarter campaign looking to raise $125,000 for its helmet with integrated lights and flashing indicators.

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You control the indicators via a small wireless remote that can be attached to your handlebars. Brake lights automatically activate when the accelerometer in the helmet detects that you are slowing down.

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Battery life is stated at around one week, based on an average of using the helmet for about 30 minutes each day, and it’s water-resistant and has a micro-USB for charging.

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Most importantly though, it’s still designed to be a regular ol’ protective helmet too, conforming to US and European safety ratings.

‘Super Early bird’ backers can reserve one of the first batch of Lumos helmets for $85, with the price rising to $99 and then $119 as each tier sells out. The first batch is due to ship in April, with subsequent orders to follow along in June 2016.

➤ Lumos – A Next Generation Bicycle Helmet [Kickstarter]

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