Motorcyclists have a tough image, but in reality, they’ve got to drive carefully, especially at night. The sad reality is in the battle of car vs. motorcyclist, the car wins, every time. Visibility becomes crucial, especially at night… so why not make it awesome?
Tron Every Day
Essentially, LightMode is a simple attachment for any helmet that gives it the safety feature of Tron lines. We’re not being sarcastic; the look is straight out of the movie that every ’80s kid loves no matter how weird they realize it is as they get older. Seriously, Jeff Bridges was Computer Christ? What the hell?
Anyway, we’re getting off topic. Awesome helmet lights!
Glowing And Glowing
The system is fairly straightforward. Attach the electroluminescent cables to your helmet, attach the controller to the cables, and you’re off to the races. It’s powered by AA batteries, and can wring about thirteen hours of glow time out of a pair. Furthermore, the controller gives you the ability to set the lights to blink, be on continuously, or to shut them off during conditions where they’re not necessary, like daylight.
As the Kickstarter team on this notes, white helmets are safer but riders tend to think of aesthetics before safety. This lets them combine both while having Daft Punk’s bitchin’ score running through their heads.
Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Awesome
As we said, this is primarily a safety feature. It makes the helmet, the highest point of the rider, fully visible, even on a dark night, and will help reduce injury and death by, well, allowing cars to actually see riders. Loud pipes don’t help when you can’t see somebody, so having this handy will almost certainly pay off for the riders who need it. And it’s just $72 CAD for a set, so really, you have no excuse not to look cool.
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