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Smart Bike Helmet with Built-in Turn Signals by Lumos

Biking at night is dangerous not only because it's hard to see around, but also nearby cars cannot see which direction you are headed to.  Lumos wants to solve that problem with its smart bike helmet.

At first glance, Lumos Smart Helmet looks just like any other helmets you can pick-up from bike shops.  It is, in fact, built with polyurethane foam and weights less than 15 ounces like most road bike helmets in the market.

What sets this smart helmet apart from every other models is the 85 LED bulbs integrate into the helmet to work as turn signals as well as stop light.  Since it uses the same convention found in vehicles, it is instantly noticed by motorists, greatly enhancing the safely of the rider.

So how the the signals get activated?  The brake light is automatically turned on based on signal from a built-in accelerometer that senses when a rider brakes.  On the other hand, the turn signals are turned on by pressing a button on a wireless remote, which mounts to the handlebars.

Well, that works pretty much like the system in motor vehicles or motorcycles.

The helmet is not yet available for sale since the inventor of this ingenious product is seeking investment through Kickstarter.  In fact, it has attracted over $220,000 already which is well of the $125,000 funding goal.

The project has less than a month left to run. There are still $99 (about £63) early-bird pledge prices available. The regular pledge price is $119 (about £76).

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Smart Bike Helmet with Built-in Turn Signals by Lumos Reviewed by Brandon on 1:09 AM Rating: 5

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