Having made their first successful batch in 2013, LucidBrake debuts their second generation wireless, weather-proof, acceleration-sensing brake light. Early adopters of the LucidBrake 2.0 can look forward to improved power management, motion-activated on and off switches, and beacon modes that align with EU requirements. Onward to your new and improved beacon of safe mobility after the break…
The innovative LucidBrake, if you aren’t aware, is a highly visible system that brightens as you brake (initially covered by Bike Rumor back in 2013). It’s wireless, as opposed to dynamo systems, sensing sudden deceleration through sensors in the compact body- even discerning between light braking and slamming on the brakes, suddenly, and adjusts illumination accordingly. Otherwise, it features four modes of illumination (determined by rotational orientation while installed and activated), acting as a typical tail light.
The LucidBrake circuit board is coated in a process similar to those used with modern sealed solar cells, for high durability in impact and corrosion resistance. It attaches to any surface (which opens it to non-cycling specific applications as well) via 3M Dual-Lock velcro and automatically realigns itself to a vertical position utilizing a proprietary alignment mechanism within the assembly for best visibility.
The improved second generation was developed out of opportunities to the initial batch. Frustrated by the first round of product “because it didn’t last the year in the garage we promised,” this new generation promises to better hit the year mark with “normal” usage.The light is long lasting, with an estimated year of normal usage on a single set of AAA batteries.
Also, investors in the new light can look forward to an improved motion-activated on and off mechanism. The light activates automatically with motion and proper near vertical alignment. The light will turn off, and remain in a low-power sleep mode, in a near horizontal configuration within bags, on shelves, wherever your heart desires.
The Kickstarter closes on May 5th, so move quickly to get your new and improved LucidBrake.