Highly Intelligent Bike Brake Light Debuts on Kickstarter
Patent Pending — 8 Ultra Bright LEDs Wirelessly Detect Stopping Motion Easy Set-up with Tough Press-on “Dual Lock” Fasteners Used in Buildings – No Installation or Wiring Needed!
Kids & Adults Are Safer Riding in Traffic – Awareness Beacon Visible from ½ Mile Away
100% Waterproof, Works on Bicycles, Helmets, Backpacks, & Other Surfaces
Parker, Colorado — LucidLights, LLC www.lucidbrake.com, creator of smart LED lighting technology, announced today on Kickstarter, LucidBrake, the patent-pending smart wireless motion-sensing bicycle brake light with awareness beacon for safer biking in traffic, at night, or in groups. Available on Kickstarter at: http://bikebrakelight.com, LucidBrake is the most intelligent bike brake light on the market. It mounts on virtually any surface, using all 3 axes of acceleration signals (right/ left, up/down, backwards/forwards) to detect deceleration and stopping, filtering out road bumps, grades, angles, and normal cycling movements.
No Installation or Wiring Needed
LucidBrake easily and securely presses onto the bike, rider, helmet or other surface with “Dual Lock” fasteners from 3M, extremely tough fastener material that’s even used to hold up metal siding on buildings in extreme outdoor weather conditions – no installation or wiring required!
Featuring 8 ultra-bright LEDs, LucidBrake can be seen up to a ½ mile away at night and ¼ mileduring the day, ensuring that cars, other bikers, and pedestrians will see you braking, slowing down, or stopping suddenly, even at a distance. The 8 LEDs blink as you move and alert solid when you stop (just like a car’s brake lights), detecting movement on boats, jet skis, bikes, skateboards, wheelchairs, scooters, helmets, and even backpacks, clothing, signs, and other flat surfaces.
Kickstarter Page Launched Today with Early Bird Pricing
LucidBrake is exclusively available for pre-order starting today through its Kickstarter campaign at:http://bikebrakelight.com. The first 25 backers will get the early bird discount special of $50, with additional backers receiving LucidBrake at the discounted rate of $69.99. In addition, some backers will receive the first-ever personalized product perk from this campaign, a customized 20 oz. stainless-steel water bottle emblazoned with their name, perfect for cycling excursions.
LucidBrake for Safer Riding – Features Advanced Computer Circuitry
If you’re a cyclist, you know how important it is to be seen by those around you — being seen is being safe. Featuring advanced computer circuitry, LucidBrake knows the difference between slowing down and abruptly stopping, detecting motion with 4 beacon modes: 2 blinking modes, steady glow (tail light), or off (for racers) normally while in motion. It has a 2-speed braking indicator: flashing quick alerts during sudden stops, glowing solid during normal stops. 100% waterproof, the LucidBrake circuit board is completely encased in a special optically clear conformal coating at the suggestion of engineers at Dow Corning to protect from the elements. LucidBrake even works under water for boating or other aquatic uses. This super-tough coating is used for solar energy projects, where long term exposure to ultraviolet light, intense heat and cold can take their toll.
Light-weight Under 2 ounces for Endurance Cyclists — 3 Inches Wide for Visibility
The inventors of LucidBrake interviewed cyclists who told them their main concern, besides safety, was adding weight to their rides. As many cyclists are endurance riders, they feel every ounce added to their bikes. At under 2 ounces, LucidBrake adds very little weight and at 3 inches across, it gives cyclists the essential light and braking safety that they require. LucidBrake works with 2 AAA batteries that last over 1 year, shutting off when not in use to save battery life.
“We’ve taken bicycle safety lights to a whole new level with LucidBrake,” said John Craig, inventor and owner at LucidLights LLC. “Simply attach LucidBrake to your bike, helmet, backpack, or elsewhere, add two AAA batteries and ride. There’s no wiring at all, not even an on/off switch. It’s that simple, easy to use, and it works great! LucidBrake is smart enough to self-adjust to the mounting angle, road grades, and bumps, making it the most intelligent brake light on the market.”
Lucid Brake Features:
- Ultra bright brake light visible from ½ mile away at night and ¼ mile in the day to prevent cyclists’ injuries.
- Easy to install, no wiring needed. Presses on securely with tough dual-lock fasteners.
- Patent-pending innovative design.
- Flat back allows it to mount onto multiple surfaces, backpacks, helmets, etc.
- 4 different beacon modes (flashing, fast flashing, solid, off) with modes aligning to the E.U. laws (off or dimmed tail-light).
- Angled cover design increases degree of visibility.
- Brake light has two speeds: normal and emergency.
- Brake Light Indicator:
- No pressing a pedal or button necessary.
- Knows when going over bumpy roads, down a hill, or really slowing down.
- Adjusts to the mounting angle.
- Flashes more intensely when stopping suddenly, alerting others.
- No on/off switch: automatically goes into sleep mode when not in use or by changing the position of the unit or storing in flat or horizontal position.
- Long battery life of over 1 year with 2 AAA batteries.
- Waterproof : operates under water for biking in rain or snow, for boating, or other aquatic uses.
- Lightweight: under 2 oz. total weight (includes battery).
- Many other creative non-bicycle uses are possible, such as at the end of long car or truck loads.
“Fantastic, well-thought-out product!”
“Thanks, again for coming up with a bike brake light — great product.”
“I use mine everyday. I just love my LucidBrake!”
LucidBrake is available now on Kickstarter for pre-order for the summer cycling season, shipping June 2015 with Kickstarter discounted pricing of $50 first 25 backers at: http://bikebrakelight.com, $69.99 after first 25 orders. For more information, see the website www.lucidbrake.com, Kickstarter: http://bikebrakelight.com, Twitter: @LucidBrake, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucidBrake , YouTube:
About LucidLights, LLC
Founded in 2007, LucidLights, LLC designs innovative smart LED lighting technology for safer living. LucidLights ™ are hand-held, oscillating light devices that use persistence of vision to paint bright images (text or graphic) in thin air, stopping people in their tracks with their novel brilliance. In 2013, LucidLights created prototypes for LucidBrake and with the help of a successful crowd-funding campaign, produced their first production run. The new LucidBrake is set to launch April 2015 on Kickstarter with an advanced algorithm for how and when it turns off and more advanced beacon modes, as well as modes that comply with German E.U. rules of the road. For more information, see www.lucidbrake.com.