As any cyclist knows, biking at night can be something of an endeavor you do at your own risk. Night visibility, especially on darker routes, can be low, and you need some form of light that gets attention. Like, for example, the See.Sense.
There’s A Light
Starting with the basics, See.Sense is a compact, but bright little light. Recharging via USB, it uses LEDs to put out a bright white light to better attract attention. It’s designed to be weatherproof, and you can mount it pretty much anywhere on your bike, whether you want somebody to notice you from the front of the bike, or you need a bright red light to let drivers know where you are. It also ensures the light is widely dispersed, so that you’re actually seen.
So far, pretty standard, right? Ah, but it’s how it works that the See.Sense lives up to its name.
Go Towards The Light
Essentially, instead of having to flip a switch or clip a pulsing set of LEDs off a battery, the See.Sense uses an array of sensors to figure out its environment. If, for example, you go under an overpass, the See.Sense will flip on or become brighter and pulse more frequently to ensure that you’re visible to everyone on the road, whether in front or behind. Similarly, as your conditions change, such as going from a bright, busy road to a dark quiet one, the light will adjust accordingly. No switches to flip, no toggles to grab, you can just ride your bike and focus on your environment.
Lighting The Way
Currently, if you want a See.Sense you’ll need to preorder it via Kickstarter. Keep in mind it’s in English pounds, so currently the cheapest you can get one is roughly $57. But the first time a car doesn’t get almost to your rear fender before seeing you, it’ll be worth it.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.