Kickstarter Project: Blaze Headlight Projects Laser Bike Lane
Blaze has been in the works since we first got word of it last year. Now it’s moved onto Kickstarter to collect funding. A product coined by University of Brighton student Emily Brooke, Blaze is a headlight+laser combo that illuminates the road while also projecting a green laser lane in front of the cyclist. The laser feature alerts drivers when the cyclist is in a blind spot and hopes to add a new dimension of safety to bicycle commuting.
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The light itself is a tad above 80 lumens (a hefty amount of light for city riding) with a rechargeable lithium ion battery that’s said to last 6 hours full power, 12 hours blink. With a length of 110mm, weight is kept under 200g with a waterproof aluminum casing. Blaze has three settings – full power, blink, and a low setting that replicates a flashlight. The laser and headlight are activated separately with two different buttons and are set to blink alternately on flash to keep you visible.
Blaze is Kickstarting for $80, has 19 days to go, and has already surpassed its goal. Congrats!