Lumos is relaunching its campaign on Kickstarter with a brand new cycling helmet after an absence of several years. Lights, turn signals, and other intelligent elements are all combined into one seamless unit by Lumos Ultra.
Approximately 5 years ago, the firm got its start through the process of crowdfunding. When you were riding a bike, the initial design of the helmet made it a priority to ensure that you could be seen. The output of the following generation is even more impressive. The firm claims that over the last few years it has received a large number of requests for specific features, which it has endeavoured to fulfil with its most recent offering. The cherry on top is that despite all of the enhancements, Lumos Ultra is still quite reasonably priced.
There is no guarantee that the lights attached to your bike will make you appear to everyone else who is on the road. In addition to that, they are simple to steal. Because of the increasing number of vehicles on the highways, it is essential for riders to wear protective headgear.
The Lumos Ultra, which has an IPX6 rating, has a design that is both extremely lightweight and aerodynamic. It has a front light, as well as two rear lights that also function as turn signals. All of these may be charged via the USB-C port. The lights make use of a technology known as Chips On Board (COB) LED, which results in a smaller overall footprint as well as a greater light intensity. Anyone else on the road will be able to see you approaching regardless of where they are.
Even more fascinating is the fact that the headgear comes with a variety of options for controlling the lights. You may get started by making use of the remote key that is attached to the handles. To indicate that you want to turn, you need just hit the button before you do so. Even gesture controls may be used when the Apple Watch is used in conjunction with the gadget. This translates to the fact that you can operate the turn signals on Lumos Ultra just by lifting your arm.
Lumos claims that this is their most ventilated headgear to date, thanks to the three big exhausts located in the back. In addition to this, it weighs just 370 grammes, which is 120 grammes less than the first version. In terms of its level of protection, the item has been given several crash certifications, such as those from the CPSC, EN 1078, and AS/NZS 2063:2008.
Lastly, there is now a companion app for mobile devices available. You can use it to keep track of your rides, check the level of the battery, and give your helmet a unique look by giving it a blinking pattern that you choose yourself.
It appears that this will have the same level of success as the original generation of helmets, which were quite popular. The Kickstarter target of $60,000 was met in just four minutes after it was made public. There are still eight days left before the end of the campaign, but the amount of money raised has already reached $2.2 million.
If everything goes as planned with the manufacturing, a helmet will be sent to your door in November for a commitment of $79, provided that everything goes according to plan. Charcoal Black, Jet White, High-vis Green, Neon Pink Mix, and Deep Blue Mix are the available colour options. In addition to this, you will need to choose from Small, Medium to Large, and Extra Large.