Illuminated Bike Wheels Keep Riders Visible
Stanford graduates update the design of our favorite sustainable mode of transport.
- 26 april 2013
Revolights is an award-winning new lighting system designed by Kent Frankovich and Adam Pettler who grew up together in San Francisco Bay. They both shared the same aim and passion for providing safer roads and to drive the market toward forward thinking, safety-minded products.
The duo received initial funding through Kickstarter to enable them to begin their journey and have since gained thousands of followers on social media platforms. The original designs have also led to them to receive recognition at the Core77 Design Awards where they won the Professional Winner for Transportation Award.
The product itself is a light that isn’t clipped on to your frame as the majority of other light systems are, it’s part of your wheel and what’s also unique is that it lights in only one direction. The system consists of two narrow rings of Lithium-ion battery supplied-LED lights that mount directly to each wheel using a series of clips and ring spacers. The design enables a 360 degree visibility to road traffic while also illuminating the rider’s forward path making it hugely beneficial and one of the most safety-enhancing products available in the cycling industry.
Revolights is now for sale at $199 in America, Mexico, Canada and select European countries and the team are currently working on ensuring the product fits as many bike wheels as possible, and are pushing it to be available worldwide ready for global invasion.