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Lumos - A Next Generation Bicycle Helmet

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The ultimate bicycle helmet with brake lights and turn signals to help cyclists stay safe and visible on the road.
Backers: 6072
Average Pledge Per Backer: $133

Funded: $809,551 of $125,000
Dates: Jul 14th -> Aug 13th (30 days)
Project By: Lumos Helmet
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August 12th - via:
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$600K Stretch Goal Achieved! Voting for the 3rd Color Now Open!

August 9th - via:
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Lumos Beta Tester Program - Details!

August 7th - via:
It’s the last week of our campaign! The final stretch! We wanted to talk to you guys about something really important for product development: Beta testing. What is Beta Testing? For any product, whether it’s hardware or software, testing is a... (Read More)

Update on $600K Stretch Goal

August 4th - via:
Hey guys, we're well on our way towards our $600,000 Stretch Goal so we wanted to post a short update! We've loved the flood of ideas and suggestions. Lots of requests for high-vis colors so we put together some updated renderings based on your... (Read More)

Bill Nye the Science Guy drops by, says hi. NBD.

August 3rd - via:
A few days ago we received a completely out-of-the-blue, unsolicited, unexpected, and most wonderful surprise message in our inbox. Bill Nye, as in Bill Nye the Science Guy, as in Bill Nye the champion of science education, environmental protection,... (Read More)

3rd Color Stretch Goal + Limited Edition Hand Painted Helmets

July 29th - via:
Hey guys, we’ve got 2 pieces of news that we’re really excited about and want to share with you. #1: 3rd Color Stretch Goal!Lots of you have been asking about options for extra colors and we want to be able to make this happen! Here are some... (Read More)

Product update!

July 26th - via:
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Where did Lumos come from? Our origin story.

July 15th - via:
We just passed $300K! To celebrate this very awesome milestone we wanted to share a little bit more about our backstory on how Lumos began. It all started at a weekend Startup Scramble at the Harvard Innovation Lab nearly two years ago. The idea was... (Read More)

Hit our funding goal on the first day!

July 14th - via:
We tore through our funding goal on the first day! Thank you so much to all our backers and especially our supporters on our mailing list who have been waiting for us to launch for a long time. Your support and encouragement has mean so much to us in... (Read More)

Thanks so much to our friends, family, and mailing list community members who took the time to show up early today!

July 14th - via:
We are so thankful and grateful for your support. We’re so excited to have so many new people as part of our community and we can’t wait to share this journey with you as we make Lumos a reality. And this is just the first few hours of the... (Read More)

Lumos Is A Bike Helmet With Integrated Indicator Lights

July 14th - via:
We've seen bike helmets with integrated front and back lights before. But Boston-based hardware startup Lumos is hoping to go one better by packing a front light, wireless indicator lights and an accelerometer-powered backlight into an otherwise pretty standard-looking cycle helmet. (Read More)

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