Picture of the Day: Lumen, the retro-reflective city bicycle

The Lumen is described as the world’s first commercially available retro-reflective bicycle.

Lumen, the retro-reflective city bicycle

Lumen, the retro-reflective city bicycle

It looks good and is waiting on KickStarter for funding:

The inspiration for this project was born out of our daily/nightly city riding. As we passed hyper-reflective street signs surrounded by dark cyclists we asked “Why can’t this technology be applied to a bicycle frame?”

It turns out there was a good reason. Retro-reflective solutions have previously only been available in 2D formats. They could be applied as stripes on the road or as the backing of a stop sign. But this wouldn’t work on a 3D bicycle frame. And then we met the guys at Halo Coatings.

With 19 days to go, it has already passed it’s $15,0000 target with $16,138 pledged.

[Via LikeCool]



One comment

  1. It is truly inspiring to learn that daily city riding, particularly night riding, led to a wonderful concept like Lumen. Bicycles glowing exactly the same way as those hyper-reflective street signs are a superb idea that is going to ensure maximum safety for bike riders in the dark. This will improve the overall visibility of cyclists while commuting during nights, making it easier for other vehicles to identify them from distance. A truly inspiring concept!

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