This Bike Light Can Automatically Warn Drivers They’re Getting Too Close

Cristopher Centers

Smart bike lights have been around for a while, many of them coming with smartphone connectivity for customization options, but SureLight bundles such capabilities for a completely different approach. It was designed from the very beginning to be the safest bike light around, so it packs plenty of features specifically […]

Smart bike lights have been around for a while, many of them coming with smartphone connectivity for customization options, but SureLight bundles such capabilities for a completely different approach.

It was designed from the very beginning to be the safest bike light around, so it packs plenty of features specifically supposed to help it serve this purpose.

First and foremost, SureLight is made from a single piece of aluminum and magnetically attaches to your bike. It features absolutely no button, so it just turns on when it clicks into place on your bicycle and turns off when you remove it.

There are no AAA batteries, as it features a built-in unit that can be recharged via micro USB.

SureLight’s case is CNC-machined from a single billet of aircraft-grade aluminum, sandblasted and anodized to survive every fall and rainy day. The only hole in the case, the micro-USB port, is sealed by an O-ring so condensation killing your bike lights is a problem of the past,” the parent company explains.

But the really useful thing about SureLight is how the 28 LEDs work when the device is attached to a bike.

For example, it uses 22 different red and 6 orange LEDs, each color having its very own purpose. The standard light turns on when you connect the gadget to your bike, but it can change the brightness, the color, and the flashing pattern based on the information offered by a built-in accelerometer and a sensor supposed to measure the distance to a car driving behind you.

If a vehicle is getting too close, SureLight can automatically start flashing, thus warning the driver that they should increase the safety distance.

The SureLight creators have turned to Kickstarter for crowdfunding support, hoping to start the mass production and the international shipping no later than the end of January 2021. If you want to secure a SureLight, you can do so by donating $85 on the fundraising page.

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