Biking… It’s healthy, economical, and good for the environment. It’s also quiet, and doesn’t protect you from damage the way a car and its seatbelt does. Most biking accidents happen because bicycles are inherently quiet and relatively invisible – especially in low-light conditions.
The Lumos Ultra smart helmet’s approach to protection is two-fold. Not only does it function as a traditional helmet, guarding your head against any impact-related injuries, it dramatically increases your visibility and your predictability to drivers around you. The Lumos Ultra is a high quality and aerodynamic cycling helmet that’s integrated with front and rear bike lights, as well as rear-mounted indicators to help people behind you see, and react to your intentions.
The helmet’s integrated bike lights are a more effective alternative to bike-mounted lights that often get stolen, or just aren’t visible enough because they are located down low. As the lights are positioned on your head, they are now at eye level which provides maximum visibility, and can also be an indication of the direction that you are looking at.
The lights are bright and wrap around the sides too, giving you 360 degree coverage which makes you visible to motorists all around you… a feature that’s pretty important considering how most cars and motorcycles travel faster, and need to constantly overtake bicycles.
The James Dyson Award-winning helmet comes with a tough, crash-test-certified design that’s also IPX6 water resistant. The button at the rear of the helmet allows you to turn the helmet on/off and toggle the light modes. The indicators can easily be controlled either via an included remote that straps to your handlebar, or by using an Apple Watch that utilizes gesture recognition technology. You can even use Lumos Ultra’s smartphone app to further customize your helmet blinking patterns, control battery life or track your ride.
The helmet’s design comes with air vents that optimizes for ventilation, while helping to cut down the product’s weight to a mere 370 grams. The Lumos Ultra is available in three different sizes and can be equipped with a visor for shade, and is also available in MIPS for increased protection against rotational forces. The helmet also sports a USB-C port that allows you to charge it, providing hours of light emission on a full battery… so that you’re always visible and always safe!
Designer: Bilal Raja
Lumos Ultra – The New Standard In Bike Helmets
The Lumos Ultra has integrated LED lighting, turn signals, and smart features to keep you safe in one sleek package.
Be more visible.
Be more predictable.
Simplify your ride.
Issues With Cycling
Lumos Ultra solves all.
How It Works
1. Turn it on.
2. Signal your turning intentions.
3. Stay alive.
Lumos Ultra Features
Activating The Turn Signals – Lumos Ultra comes included with a wireless handlebar remote to make signaling as easy as pressing a button.
Got an Apple watch? You can control the turn signals on Lumos Ultra by simply raising your arm.
Keep the sun and rain out of your eyes while you ride with an optional attachable visor.
Lumos Ultra User Review
Here’s what some of their beta testers had to say.
What Makes Lumos Ultra Special
COB Technology – Chips On Board (COB) is a method of LED packaging which has a number of advantages over more conventional technologies. It allows for a more compact footprint whilst delivering a higher intensity of light meaning you’ll be seen from further away. It is also what gives the lights a more uniform look.
Maximum Venting – The team has created 3 enormous exhausts in the rear to ensure hot air gets pushed out helping to keep the rider cool whether on a commute or on a training session.
Crash Testing – The initial crash tests on beta units show that they pass with plenty of safety margin to spare.
Weatherproof – The Lumos Ultra is built to IPX6 standards, to withstand the elements and keep you riding bright, come rain or shine.
Lightweight – Ultra is estimated to have a final weight of 370 grams.
Lights High Up Matter – There are multiple benefits to wearing lights high up on the head. Firstly, it makes it possible to be seen more clearly by motorists on the road. You’re less likely to encounter a situation where your lights are being blocked by parked cars or other things on the road. Secondly, by illuminating your head, it’s much easier for motorists to see where you’re looking and thus know approach more carefully.
More Sizes – Lumos Ultra is the helmet for everyone, from kids to even bigger kids. It is available in the sizes S, M-L and XL, and they are all equipped with a click-dial fit system to ensure that helmet sits firmly yet comfortably on your head. More colors in the offering as well.