POC’s Omne Beacon with integrated taillight is the latest boosted safety addition to their most versatile Omne road, gravel & commuter bike family. The latest evolution in POC’s ‘whole helmet’ safety concept to “give riders even more security and visibility in dark and low-light conditions, the Omne Beacon integrates a rechargeable LED rear light and additional reflective details“.
POC Omne Beacon helmet with integrated LED taillight
Adding an integrated rechargeable LED taillight to a helmet isn’t all that new of an idea. But what POC is doing, is continuing to refine rider visibility in subtle ways that make it easier to be safer on the road. You still get all the benefits of the original Omne Air, just with an extra lit Beacon on the back.
And the runtime that little blinking taillight is more than 30 hours on a single charge.
The light itself is a set of 4 bright LEDs outputting a max of 32 lumens in the brightest Vivid mode. Dial it back to Steady mode of Blinking mode with 24 lumens of light output and longer runtimes.
Vivid will run around 13hr at that max output. Steady delivers 17hr, while Blinging will go for approximately 32hr of riding in low-light conditions. Then, recharge it via SUB-C in about 4hr back to full capacity.
The semi-aero vented POC Omne Beacon is a standard in-mold EPS helmet with a polycarbonate shell. Add inside of that a MIPS Integra system for light, seamless additional rotational impact protection. Then a 360° dial adjust system lets you dial in a comfortable, secure fit.
The Omne Beacon is certified to EN 1078, CPSC 1203 & AS/NZS 2063 safety standards for global use. Its internal electronics meet CE certifications, and are IP55 rated to resist regular dust and water infiltration.
Other Omne family helmets
The broad Omne family also includes several other unique helmets, like: The bikepacking adventure-ready Omne Ultra with its strap-on attachments. The 20% lighter Omne Lite for hotter weather riding. The solar-powered Omne Eternal with lights you’ll never have to recharge. The on & off-road Omne Air Resistance with a cute little peak. And the OG, original Omne Air.
POC Omne Beacon – Pricing, options & availability
The new POC Omne Beacon sells for $240 / 240€ and is available in three sizes. Size S (50-56cm) has a claimed weight of 320g; M (54-59cm) at 330g; and L (56-61cm) at 390g – all claimed with integrated electronics. Get them starting this month direct from POC or regular retailers in three hi-viz AVIP color ways. Pick from matte Uranium Black, shiny Hydrogen White, or matte Epidote Green. All with an AVIP Fluorescent Orange back rear, the built-in light, and reflective detailing.