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Lumos - A Next Gen Bike Helmet

by Lumos Helmet category: Product

“Bring more visual safety to your bike ride! Stay safe with LUMOS: A next generation bicycle helmet. http://thndr.it/1fFwsnP

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Lumos Helmet
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208% of goal supported
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This campaign ended on July 14, 2015 at 3PM

Lumos is the ultimate bicycle helmet for cycling on the road with traffic. With integrated brake and turn signal light, Lumos helps cyclists stay safe and visible on the road.

It shouldn't be difficult or inconvenient to take care of your basic safety as a cyclist. Yet we frequently forget or misplace our lights, and drivers are often frustrated at the difficulty in both seeing and predicting where some cyclists want to go on the road.

Lumos is a next generation bicycle helmet that addresses these issues. 

Lumos Key Features: 

  • Integrated bright LED lights at the front and back of the helmet
  • Automatic brake lights
  • Turn signals (activated via included wireless remote that mounts on your handlebar)
  • Rechargeable battery (lasts a week between charges if you use it 30min/day)
  • Water resistant
  • CPSC and EN 1078 safety certified (same rigorous standards that other bicycle helmets meet) 

This isn't just a product. Its a movement. 

We are cyclists ourselves and have had so many experiences when we did not feel safe. Whether it is forgetting our lights but biking without them, not wanting to let go of the handlebar to signal, or feeling invisible to drivers, we've been there.

We tried the lights, reflectors, and jackets, but hated how cumbersome it made our bike ride. Riding a bike should give you a sense of freedom. You shouldn't need to go through a checklist before you ride. 

We’re based in Boston, but we know that cyclists share our problems all around the world. This is a very real problem that directly contributes to the thousands of bicycle-motorist collisions that happen every year. Every year over 700 cyclists die while out riding, and over49,000 get injured in the United States alone; a large number of them as a result of a collision with a motorist.

By enabling you to more effectively signal and communicate your intentions to motorists around you, 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.

That is our greatest hope. If we can achieve streets that are safer for bicycles, this would encourage even greater ridership. Larger numbers of people cycling would increase the demand for cycling infrastructure, leading to an increasingly virtuous cycle (get it?) of safer streets and more people using bicycles for transportation and recreation.


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