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Lumos is a bicycle helmet with brake lights and indicators

You can’t be too careful when cycling at night. This bicycle helmet promises to make you more visible than ever, with brake lights on the back and even indicators.

It’s called Lumos, and it gives cyclists the same lighting alerts as motorists. Not only will it help you be seen at night, it’ll also keep you more steady on your ride – instead of taking your hand off to indicate that you’re turning or slowing down, the lights do the work. Everyone behind you will know your intentions, and you’ll be less likely to lose control of your bike.

It works thanks to a wireless remote that you attach to your handlebars. Press a button, and it’ll activate the indicators – there’s one button for left, one for right. The brake light comes on automatically. That’s because Lumos is fitted with an accelerometer, and detects when you slow down. You won’t even have to think about it.

There’s also a front light, so people in front can see you too. Positioning the lights higher than standard bike lights means you’ll be more visible.

The helmet is powered by a rechargeable battery, so it won’t cost you a fortune in AAs. Just plug it in via USB and juice it up. If you use it for half an hour a day, one charge is enough for a week’s use.

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It’s water-resistant, and works well as a standard head-protector too.

Another benefit is you’ll never forget your lights. Or forget to take them off your bike, and have them stolen.

It’s passed its funding goal and will ship in April next year. Prices start at $99 (£63).

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