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Lumigrids LEDs Map Bicycle Terrain: Pilot Your Bike Like a Fighter Plane!

by Range

If there’s something that you need to be careful with, it’s definitely your bike when you’re riding late at night. I’ve had one accident where I woke up in the hospital, and I was on a cycling path! Needless to say, good lights are paramount to keeping you riding safely in the dark.

lumigrids led lights bicycle photo

Lumigrids is a concept LED projector for bikes that aims to improve night rides. The device would project a square grid onto to the ground, allowing riders to see the terrain ahead, akin to what some jet fighters use(d). The concept calls for the LEDs drawing power from an internal battery or the rotation of the bike’s wheels, like a dynamo of some sort.

lumigrids led lights bicycle riding photo

On rough surfaces, the grid will deform, allowing riders to adjust their bikes accordingly. The design won the team from the Sichuan University which developed it a Red Dot award.

lumigrids led lights bicycle deformed photo

It’s unclear what’s next for Lumigrids, but the technology to pull off such a feat is readily available (Microsoft Kinect, Picoprojectors), so hopefully we’ll see something like this go into production sooner rather than later.

[via Yanko Design]




Comments (8):

  1. b a says:

    one more vote for going into production

  2. Paulieeee says:

    I would totally buy this! HURRY UP AND MAKE IT!!! No rush though.

  3. Hunter says:

    How do I purchase one

  4. Hakan says:

    Where can i get it :)

  5. swizzly says:

    Why not just use a laser pointer with a diffraction grid?

  6. Raiyn says:

    Shut up and take my money!

  7. Ali says:

    So where can I buy it? Alot of sites across the net metioning it but no one really refers to one where you can buy it…

  8. Allan says:

    Shut up and just take my money already!

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