Shiver Me Timbers

Electroluminescent Helmet Kit

A project in San Jose, CA by Paul Schnieder

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Amazingly bright, power efficient and versatile helmet kits for added visibility and safety for use on any road sport or safety helmet.
Backers: 34
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $1,863 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 30th -> Sep 5th (37 days)
Project By: Paul Schnieder
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Latest News

Thank you backers!

September 3rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

California Highway Patrol Response to Electroluminescent Helmet Kits

August 28th - via:
Outstanding news today from the California Highway Patrol. After a lengthy investigation the official word from the CHP is that lighting on the rider is not the same as on the vehicle and therefore not covered under the vehicle codes restricting... (Read More)

Electroluminescent Helmet Kit Project featured on Kickstarter Conversations

August 26th - via:
Thanks to James Yee at Kickstarter Conversations I got to answer some questions about the EL Helmet Project in depth.  Head over if you'd like some more information. There is a lot of good info on the site if you are planning a project or looking... (Read More)

Making Every Biker Look Like TRON!

Welcome back to another Kickstarter Conversation! I’m pleased to be joined by Paul Schneider who is here to talk to us about his Electroluminescent Helmet Kit. (Read More)

Colors side-by-side

August 18th - via:
Hi Backers! Just a quick post to follow up on a request from one of our awesome backers for a side-by-side shot of the available colors. Accurate color representation of EL with a digital camera turned out to be quite difficult. I don't want to post... (Read More)

Upgrades and Warranties

August 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Photos from the test team

August 6th - via:
Thanks Courtney, Doug, Andy and Anthony!   (Read More)

EL Helmet Kickstarter Project on

August 4th - via:
Momentum is building!!  (Read More)

Rider and passenger double kit reward added

August 1st - via:
This is essentially a double Green Package Kit less the second charger with a price incentive for multiple units. Designed for rider & passenger. Would also be a good deal if you are thinking of getting multiple kits for... multiple Kids! or... (Read More)

Kickstarter project wants to turn your bicycle helmet into something from 'Tron'

August 1st - via:
Electroluminescense isn't new—hobbyists have toyed with the technology for a while, making everyday objects look like they came straight out of Tron. Paul Schnieder wants to use it to help make cycling at night a little less dangerous. (Read More)

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