Monday, March 31, 2014

Glow in the dark Bikes

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Riding your bicycle in the dark is very dangerous, a vehicle may fail to notice you and hit you while on the road that can result to devastating injuries or even death. This is why a San Francisco-based studio Mission Bicycle Company has designed a bicycle which lights up in the dark. This could be the new trend in road cycling.

Lumen which is a patented design that has reflective particles embedded in its steel frame. When there is light, the color is iridescent grey. At dark, the bike frame reflects light, that gives the cyclist extra visibility to city traffic since it is visible from over 300 meters away.

You don't need any batteries and you don't have to turn it on or off. The makers inspiration for designing the glowing bike is from reflective street signs. They collaborated with Halo Coatings to come up with a state-of-the-art technology that allows reflective particles to be applied on 3D structures.

Mission Bicycle guarantees that the Lumen bicycle will glow for 50 years. Shipping is expected to begin this July.

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