Crowdsourcing Mornings: Lumos Bicycle Helmet


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

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. Featuring integrated brake and turn signal lights, Lumos helps you more effectively communicate your intentions to drivers and people around you.  On the outside, Lumos looks just like a regular bicycle helmet. Until you turn it on!

Have you ever left the house or office without your lights? Or maybe you’ve had your lights stolen? Thanks to Lumos, as long as you have your helmet, you will always have your lights with you.  Red lights at the back of the helmet are arranged to form a triangle, a commonly used warning symbol on the road.   White lights in front are arranged in a distinctive pattern in order to make you stand out better, whether it is from a driver’s rear or side view mirror, or from a car coming in the opposite direction.  By being an integral part of your helmet, these lights are naturally higher, larger, more distinctive, and easier to see than traditional bicycle mounted lights.

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As of July 15th, this project has raised around $150,000 of their $125,000 goal. This project only has 29 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $99, you will get one Lumos helmet.  For a pledge of $190, you will get two Lumos helmets.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/819484536/lumos-a-next-generation-bicycle-helmet

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