London, Great Britain
London-based Touch Apparel has introduced a new bicycle helmet is known as the TorchONE that has LEDs permanently integrated into the helmet, but utilizes water-resistant panels that can simply be popped on and off.
This means that if the user is riding in hot, bright conditions, they can temporarily remove the lights both to reduce the weight of the helmet and to increase the airflow through its built-in vents.
Unsurprisingly, the front panel is white and the rear one is red.
By pushing a button on each panel, they can be set to any of four output modes: steady high, steady low, flashing slow and flashing fast.
Additionally, because the panels curve around the helmet, the lights can be seen from the sides, not just from the front or back.
A Micro USB cable is used to charge the panels’ integrated lithium batteries, which is now pretty much standard on chargeable electronics.
Currently, the helmet is available in just one adjustable-fit size.
The TorchONE weighs 266 grams without the lights, and 382 grams with lights.
Designers: Touch Apparel
Manufacturer: Touch Apparel