Battery Free Bike Light



About the Project

CIO is a battery-free bike light, designed to meet the demands of modern transportation and developed to be self-powered in the simplest way possible.

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  • Founder: Jochum Kirsebom
  • Company: Reelight
  • Goal: $37,626.00
  • Entry Level Price: $42.00
  • Campaign Ended On: July 26, 2017
  • Delivery Date: October 2017

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

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Powered by magnets-no friction

  • Reality:

    The ability to use magnets to power the lights is a technology that is prevalent and possible.

Something To Think About

In previous versions of the CIO light, end users reported major problems with the light functioning. Please see the attached link:

  • Claim:

    Always on

  • Reality:

    As previously mentioned, in a previous model, the glitches were an obstacle for proper function and could possibly get in the way of a proper functioning, always on feature.

  • Claim:

    Permanently mounted on fork and seat stay theft proof

  • Reality:

    Permanent is a strong words, that does not allow much room for variance and with the way the the CIO is designed, there are some weak spots that are potentially exposed to theft.

  • Claim:

    Waterproof and tested for harsh weather conditions

  • Reality:

    Waterproofing is a readily consistent supporting technology that creates a strong potential. Again, from the previous campaign and product created by Reelight, the quality control of the promised product will be something major to consider as a backer thinks about this project.

Bottom Line

CIO introduces a creative idea supported by possible technology. The biggest obstacle for CIO to hurdle is the reality that the first campaign suffered some negative feedback from backers. Consider the ability for Reelight to implement high level quality control in order for a backer to receive the highest quality product possible.

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