As the days grow shorter, and darkness comes earlier, the sharp-looking Lumos Smart Bike Helmet is both beautiful and practical. It won the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year award (in the transport category), and also increases your cycling safety by making you extremely visible on dark roads. That’s due to its 48 integrated super-bright LEDs arranged in stand-out triangles (the helmet back has 38 red LEDs, and the front has 10 white LEDs).
A detachable wireless remote on the handlebar allows you to easily activate turn signals on the helmet to reinforce hand signals — A detachable wireless remote on the handlebar allows you to easily activate turn signals on the helmet to reinforce hand signals — a driver in a car approaching in the dark might not see your hand signaling a left turn, but they are likely to notice 38 bright red flashing lights. In addition, when the built-in accelerometer senses that you’re braking, solid red warning lights come up across the back.
The helmet is comfortable and sturdy, has an adjustable retention system, is water resistant, and is certified for safety by CPSC and CE standards. The rechargeable battery lasts for up to 6 hours. A downloadable app keeps track of battery life, allows you to adjust helmet settings (for example, change signal sound frequency), and updates firmware. Comes in five colors. $199. https://lumoshelmet.co/
Watch a video about the helmet here.