If you’ve ever been side swiped by a car while riding your bike at dusk, or ran off the road at a busy intersection at the dead of night, you don’t want the Globars, you need the Globars.
Designed by Mitchell Silve, the Globars combine 40 high-efficiency LED bulbs in inner plastic tubing with a set of standard bike handle bars. Currently, the design of the Globars are in the concept phase and while their rigidity was compromised during the installation process – he cut out a portion of the handle bars to squeeze in the tubing – they’re apparently very effective at lighting up the road that lay ahead, as well as providing drivers and pedestrians with a heads up of you and your approaching bicycle. The whole things runs off a small watch battery, though we’d like to see a version that incorporates a magnetic based dynamo, negating the need for costly and annoying battery replacements.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."