Orp Smart Horn Flashes and Chirps its way to Dealers through Torcano Industries

ORP Lights

When we last checked in with Tory Orzeck and his ORP smart horn, the industrial designer was hoping to obtain funding through Kickstarter to make the combination light/horn a reality. After smashing through the goal set for the Kickstarter, ORPs are now in production and according to Torcano Industries, will be in shops starting next month. Torcano Industries is a new Southern California based sales and distribution company that focuses on what they call “game changers only.” Starting with the ORP smart horn, the company will be expanding their offerings in the coming months.

Want to see how the ORP was born and can sound both happy and angry at the same time? Check it out after the break.


As for the technical specs, the ORP packs in 87 lumens of light as well as either 76 or 96 decibels of sound. Both are powered through a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery with a built in micro USB port. The silicone skin stretches to fit 26-33mm bars, and helps keep the light weather proof and shock proof. Lighting is controlled through the button on the top of the ORP while the horn is controlled by pushing the whale tail either up or down for a friendly or loud blast of the horn.

Offered in a number of fun colors like Asphalt Black, Wail Blue, Safety Cone Orange and Aorta Red, ORPs will retail for $65. If the Kickstarter wasn’t a good enough indicator of how many people like the idea, Torcano Industries mentioned that their first and second shipments are already sold out.

Comments

NASH - 01/14/14 - 11:06am

Great that is all we need more bl00dy noise in built up areas. Also unless the car is a convertible the level of noise exposure to pedestrians and the you the cyclist will be a lot higher than that of the driver of the vehicle you are trying to alert.

Learn to ride a bike safely and limit horns to clowns’ bicycles.

K11 - 01/14/14 - 11:19am

@ nash – not everyone lives in the concrete jungle.

could scare away wild animals that might want you for a meal. get hikers off the trail.

Dave - 01/14/14 - 4:44pm

@NASH Really? “Learn to ride a bike safely…” maybe should be changed to “everybody learn how to drive properly!!” and then there would be no use for horns, yelling etc. :)

Almost need a horn for the drivers around here when walking around too and it’s seems to be getting worse!

Anyhow a quick check revealed that many stock and aftermarket motorcycle horns are 80-90dB so this may be more effective than you think.
Also a lower setting to let pedestrians and other riders (whether trail/path/street etc) know your coming is good too.

Dave - 01/14/14 - 4:51pm

make that “you’re” not your :)

David - 01/14/14 - 8:17pm

Like the overall concept, but needs to be under $40.

NASH - 01/15/14 - 5:23am

@Dave, if you think that a horn on a motorcycle or bicycle increases your safety on a road and lowers your risk of an accident you are gravely mistaken (and use that term it its fullest meaning).

scentofreason - 01/15/14 - 3:10pm

Actually the most intriguing aspect is the ‘nice’ horn. Would be great for the sections of paved bike trails in my area. Much more pleasant than most traditional bells I’ve heard….

Mike Ball - 02/02/14 - 9:23am

How do we get in the UK please?

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