Lumos Extremely Fly strips down the bike-helmet-with-a-light idea | Digital Noch

Gentle-equipped bike helmets have gotten more and more widespread, however not everybody desires all that additional weight, on a regular basis. The Lumos Extremely Fly was designed with that reality in thoughts, as it really works with a tail gentle that may be magnetically connected solely when wanted.

Two years in the past we reviewed Lumos’ unique Extremely helmet, which options an built-in headlight, brake/tail gentle and wirelessly activated flip indicators. Our demo helmet tipped the scales at 443 g (15.6 oz) – an honest weight for a general-purpose helmet, however clearly heavier than it will be if it wasn’t packing all that {hardware}.

Flash ahead a bit to final yr, when Lumos launched its Firefly lighting system.

This modular setup incorporates a number of LED modules that may be set to flash or shine steadily in white, amber or purple. Customers are in a position to connect them to any a part of the bike by way of included magnetic mounts, and assign them to function a headlight, tail gentle, or considered one of two flip indicators (by way of an accompanying app).

Lumos is offering the Ultra Fly in five color choices
Lumos is providing the Extremely Fly in 5 colour selections


The Lumos Extremely Fly is principally a lighter, less complicated, non-electronic model of the usual Extremely, with a magnetic port within the again for mounting a Firefly module. That module can nonetheless be half of a bigger Firefly system, flashing in sync with the opposite lights, and serving as a brake gentle if a linked accelerometer-equipped Firefly handlebar distant is current.

Weighing in at a claimed 245 g (8.6 oz) – gentle not included – the Extremely Fly options 11 vents, a patented OptiGrip system that helps maintain the rider’s glasses from sliding off, and a FlexiFit system which reportedly ensures “an optimum match for all head shapes, sizes, and hairstyles.”

The Ultra Fly Pro model features larger vents, and more of them
The Extremely Fly Professional mannequin options bigger vents, and extra of them


For extra performance-oriented riders, there’s additionally an Extremely Fly Professional mannequin. It has 14 bigger vents, plus it provides in a magnetic Fidlock chin-strap buckle and MIPS know-how for additional safety in opposition to rotational accidents to the mind.

Lumos is at the moment gauging client curiosity within the Extremely Fly helmet, by way of the Prelaunch platform. By putting a US$3 deposit, potential consumers will in the end get an Extremely Fly for a reduced value of $120 (deliberate retail $175) or an Extremely Fly Professional for $140 (retail $215) – assuming the helmet reaches manufacturing, that’s.

There’s at the moment no phrase on whether or not or not a Firefly gentle is included. Backers may also wish to take a look at the efficiently Kickstarted TorchONE helmet, which has detachable entrance and rear LED panels.

Supply: Prelaunch

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