Welcome to Lumos Co-Creation Series

Co-Creation Series:

Hello and welcome to our new format of delivering content about our upcoming products to customers and fans of Lumos. This is a way for us to show you what our product roadmap looks like for the year, but more importantly gives you the opportunity to be involved and help shape our products with us so that we can build the best solutions catering to your specific needs. We’re hoping this will be a really fruitful exercise and we’re excited to co-create with you to make the best Lumos products yet.

Hi, it's me again. - Bilal, co-founder of Lumos

At the end of our Ultra Kickstarter campaign, we ran a survey about what you wanted to see from us in the future and the feedback we received from you was clear; more lights, things with a battery (not quite sure why this specifically, but it came up numerous times) and more cycling accessories. So we set to work planning out our next round of products. If there’s something we’ve developed a fair amount of expertise on over the years of running Lumos, it’s lights. So naturally it made sense to think about this more deeply. We also constantly hear from our customer-base that ‘you can never have too many lights’, and we agree! So bike lights it is!

Yayyy to your first contribution to the process!

Now, because we’re Lumos, we don’t just want to do any ol’ bike lights. We’re really serious about innovation here, so delivering something special in this category is absolutely our main objective. We’d love to push the bike light market forward, just like we’ve done with cycling helmets. So let’s begin with a bit of theory and go over our mission and how we go about thinking about developing new products.

As humans, when we’re in the dark, our eyes are always searching for recognizable elements and are looking to identify patterns and make sense of things moving around us. We’re particularly adept at spotting faces, or if it’s in the dark, looking for a pair of eyes. It’s a survival trick we learned over the years of being chased around by predators during the night.

When you have two lights that don’t look like they’re connected, your mind doesn’t immediately associate that they’re part of one entity. However, when those two lights are moving in unison together, the human mind can more easily comprehend that they belong to the same body. The distance of those two lights also helps us to determine the size of the entity. If the lights are close together, we naturally assume a smaller object and a larger object if they’re further apart.

By spreading out the lights on a rider, we create a larger silhouette that becomes far more visible on the road. Drivers will assume you’re big, and are more likely to give you more room.

Comparing one light placement vs two or three lights that are spread out

Since we also have helmets that are smart, we’re able to create a whole cacophony of synced lights which all flash in glorious unison.

Something that our customers love about our helmets are the turn signals, so you can bet those are also going to be a key feature of our smart lights.

Join us on this journey

As you can probably tell, we’ve already made a few early prototypes and have been busy testing these with a few Ultra Kickstarter campaign backers and the initial responses have been very positive. I’ll be sharing more details on how the design has evolved in a future post, but we’re not done yet.

To make it easy for us to get an idea, just use the link below to sign-up to receive the rest of our updates to this Co-Creation series.

Lumos Firefly is live on Kickstarter now! Enjoy up to 35% off with our Early Bird discount before the campaign ends.

That’s it for now. We’ll be updating you on our progress through these posts, but if you’re really excited and want to get more involved, feel free to join our Discord server and see a lot more of what’s going on behind the scenes (you might even hear about a few other products that we’re working on).


Love the idea…how do I get mine?

Michael Fitzgerald April 21, 2022

Absolutely love my Lumos helmet and I’m excited about the future illuminations. ;)

David Martin April 21, 2022

Sounds like an awesome idea! Please keep me posted!

Ronald Sauve April 21, 2022

The most recognizable aspect of a cyclist is the pedals (and legs) moving up and down. If you can attach lights to the pedals, it will be more immediately obvious to an approaching car that it’s a bicycle.

Tom Elwood April 21, 2022

I think this is a terrific idea, more visibility means improved safety on night rides. Keep me posted to follow this development.

Ignacio Penagos April 21, 2022

I have two Lumos helmets and the more lights the better!

Joe kaiser April 21, 2022

I love this sneak peek into new products. These are important products and will save lives.

Jason Zabady April 21, 2022

If you create a spectacle drivers look … look too much. I’m driving school they teach you that looking often equals hitting object. Could create not diminish danger.

Scott Page April 21, 2022

Awesome ideas for bike lites. I have your helmet works great. Thank you for the update.

James Broerman April 21, 2022

I would love to see post about the safety of your helmets on ebikes and traveling at higher speeds. Maybe even in class3 speeds.

Ira April 21, 2022

I always loved animated turn signals. (Think moving arrow or wave of dot point in trun direction)… They send a clear message, it feels like deeper communication.
Not unlike this : https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/01/2015MustangTurnSignals.gif

Ghislain Côté April 21, 2022

You should consider making apparel that also has warning lights integrated on it.

John April 21, 2022

More lights are good but better if you have an abundance of lumens.

Duger April 21, 2022

see redshift arclight great solution and best visibility

Gorg April 21, 2022

Hi, one point I have an issue with ALL turn indicators for bikes I’ve tested until now: they are too weak in broad daylight. My suggestion: have two settings of intensity, one for dusk/night and one, bright as sunlight, for daylight ride.

markogts April 21, 2022

NIce! Keep up the great work!

Steve April 21, 2022

Lights which flash in conjunction with the helmet, can indicate as turn signals with the same switch, and are bright enough to be visible in bright sunny daylight … sign me on! Would replace my trusty Exposures’

Mark April 21, 2022

Feel safe already ;-)

Erik April 21, 2022

I feel that the helmet needs to be lighter and having bigger lights at rear would be better as currently not that prominent

Satinder Ahluwalia April 25, 2022

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