Hel­met lights up

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

In one of those why-did-Inot-think-about-it ideas, Cal­i­for­nia-based startup Brake Free suc­cess­fully crowd-funded the Brake Free, a brake light that fits any bike hel­met with 100 ul­tra-bright LEDs, in­cor­po­rat­ing in a weather proof cas­ing an ac­celerom­e­ter and gy­ro­scope sen­sors to light up in­de­pen­dently of the mo­tor­bike’s elec­tronic sys­tem. A lithium-ion rechargeable bat­tery works for eight hours on a charge. Brake Free is ex­pected to be­come avail­able in April 2018, at a re­tail price of $149, about R2 000 lo­cally.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

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