Gadgets

BlinkLight

Animated bike led indicators and automatic stop

Profta
Rating

7.5

About the Project

BlinkLight is a premium led belt powered by Li-Po battery, remote controller and Arduino open source. Bike lights are engineered to be 360° visible and increase other traffic user’s attention. For day and night use. Designed to be worn on you or on a bike. From now on you don't need to take off your hands from the handlebar while making a turn. So minimalistic, so simple, so effective and so affordable!

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  • Founder: Artur Stawicki
  • Company: HEAT-O Team
  • Goal: $3,287.00
  • Entry Level Price: $25.00
  • Campaign Ended On: September 9, 2017
  • Delivery Date: November 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    BlinkLights have been designed to be visible from all directions and well recognized

  • Reality:

    Although the design is intentional for all directions and to be well recognized, does not always equate to translating the same way in its function.

  • Claim:

    You can wear it however you want. You can use it as a belt on your sport wear and it’s very comfy due to lightweight and elastic strips.

  • Reality:

    When running long distances, anything that is moving back and forth can cause annoyance and even irritation. Plus the size is limited and will potentially not be able to accommodate all adults.

  • Claim:

    Two BlinkLights on one bike

  • Reality:

    The dual use for one controller is a beneficial feature of the BlinkLight.

  • Claim:

    Leader Mode

  • Reality:

    Leader Mode is a creative element to the BlinkLight that could be most beneficial for families or large groups. Tech and capability all add up to make this possible.

  • Claim:

    STOP Light Technology

  • Reality:

    This can be potentially possible with an accelerometer in use. However, on a bike there are many other g-forces that can play into if you are actually stopping or not.

  • Claim:

    Remote Controlled

  • Reality:

    A beneficial feature that can allow simple control without much energy used.

Bottom Line

BlinkLight is a simple design with a simple function. There are potential limitations to visibility and full fledged function as claimed, but for a backer who wants an easy to use way of wearing an LED light strip while on the move, BlinkLight can be an option.

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