LucidLights hopes to light the world and make it a whole lot safer in the process.
The LED lighting company announced its newest venture, the LucidBrake, on Kickstarter.
The LucidBrake is a wireless brake light that senses acceleration. The brake light uses the three axes of acceleration signals to distinguish deceleration as well as stops. The brake light is able to tune out more advanced road conditions like bumps, grades, angles, and normal cycling movement. It includes eight LED’s that can be seen from a maximum of one-half mile away at night and a one-quarter mile during the day.
The brake light features four beacon modes: two blinking modes, a tail light-like mode, and off mode. It also boasts a two-speed braking indicator, demonstrated through quick flashes during hasty stops.
The brake light is also durable, as it’s completely waterproof and prepared for harsh conditions by way of a circuit board which is protected by a “a special optically clear conformal coating at the suggestion of engineers at Dow Corning to protect from the elements.”
“We’ve taken bicycle safety lights to a whole new level with LucidBrake,” said John Craig, inventor and owner at LucidLights LLC. “Simply attach LucidBrake to your bike, helmet, backpack, or elsewhere, add two AAA batteries and ride. There’s no wiring at all, not even an on/off switch. It’s that simple, easy to use, and it works great.”
The LucidBrake project has been rolling through since 2013, when LucidLights made 250 LucidBrakes, which were used by individuals who were in a focus group.
The second and current edition of the brake light offers improved battery life, an instantaneous turn-on, as well as a turn-off which can be enacted by changing the position of the brake light, and improved beacon modes.
Proceeds from LucidBrake’s Kickstarter are intended to fund the first production run for the brake light’s covers and also to make 150 brake lights, which will in turn be sold to fund the second production run.
Since being posted to the web, the campaign has drawn 18 backers and $1,192 in pledges. The LucidBrake Movement will remain on Kickstarter for 20 more days as Lucidlights eyes its $10,000 goal.
Current backers of the campaign will receive the brake light at $69.99.
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