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LucidBrake - Intelligent Ultra Bright Bicycle Brake Light

A project in Parker, CO by John Craig

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State of the art inertial smart bicycle brake light that mounts instantly, acts as an awareness beacon, is waterproof and lightweight!
Backers: 125
Average Pledge Per Backer: $73

Funded: $9,157 of $30,000
Dates: May 2nd -> Jun 1st (30 days)
Project By: John Craig
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Latest News

Next steps

June 1st - via:
Hi great Kickstarter people! We're down to the last day, and this Kickstarter campaign has been a fantastic learning experience. Exciting next steps are underway, such as an optional plastic cover, which includes the ability to add a corporate or... (Read More)

Plastics design underway for the clear top cover!

May 29th - via:
After meeting with a plastics designer who has agreed to join the team, we can add a clear plastic cover to the LucidBrake. It will be easy to put on and take off. It will keep the batteries out of the elements. The LucidBrake will still be embedded... (Read More)

Dear Backers, Only 5 days left!!!!

May 26th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New video and other great news...Plus - we need your help

May 21st - via:
Hello everyone and again, a big thank you to all of our wonderful backers! We appreciate you!  We have updated the video in response to some of your suggestions and the suggestions we've received from the days we took LucidBrake on its outings to... (Read More)

Implementing a suggestion from our backers

May 13th - via:
Two different people have asked whether or not the 'awareness beacon' feature of the LucidBrake could be turned off - possibly when racing. After some consideration, we've decided to add that as a feature. We'll make it so that if the LucidBrake is... (Read More)

LucidBrake's Debut at Cycling Event

May 12th - via:
Interesting day yesterday at the Christian Cycling Challenge... We saw hundreds of cyclists coming out and enjoying a beautiful Colorado morning. We mounted the LucidBrake on a sign to demonstrate its ability to mount ANYWHERE... and it became such a... (Read More)

The most often asked LucidBrake question...

May 11th - via:
The most often question we're being asked is why LucidBrake is not enclosed in a plastic housing like almost all other bicycle lighting products on the market. Actually, our first prototype did have a plastic housing. You can still see it in our NASA... (Read More)

Over the hump...

May 10th - via:
Now that we're over the proverbial 20% hump and just for fun and to race to the 100 backer level, we added a $90 reward. It is limited to the next 6 backers we get. It includes the $100 package combined with the $25 package!!! This is just to say,... (Read More)

Getting some great press

May 8th - via:
Just this morning posted a great article about LucidBrake! Thanks Treehugger!   (Read More)

New FAQ questions and answers

May 5th - via:
Hi Everyone, We've been getting some great questions about LucidBrake that are repeats, so I just spent the time to create several entries for the FAQ section near the bottom of our main project description page.  I think you'll find these questions... (Read More)


May 3rd - via:
One of the design goal challenges for LucidBrake was to make it work not only on a bicycle. but on the back of a helmet, backpack, and lots of other strange but useful places where brake lights aren't expected, but where they can help increase... (Read More)

LucidBrake battery clips and the weather

May 2nd - via:
One of our backers asked about the battery clips and if they are corrosion resistant, since these are the only things outside of the tough conformal coating on the LucidBrakes. Good question!  And it got me to thinking more about the clips we are... (Read More)

Thank you!

May 2nd - via:
We have our 1st five backers and are so excited! Thank you so much for your support! LucidBrake Team  (Read More)

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