Wearable LED bicycle lock doubles as a safety strip
Australian designers Tosika Maluma and Carson Tully have created a wearable bicycle lock with built-in LED lights designed to boost cyclist's safety.
Billed as a world’s first, the LED-laden Vivid Lock can be worn across the body as a safety strip to alert drivers to the cyclist’s presence at night. The padded, lightweight strip is also adorned with a high visibility reflective band.
What makes the Vivid Lock stand out is its 60 LED lights – white in the front and red in the back – which feature nine adjustable modes, flash speeds and power conservation options. The light modes are regulated by a waterproof mini controller that is attached to the LED strip.
The mini controller requires two AA batteries that provide over 70 hours battery life on steady light mode.
On the security side, it features a customizable 4 digit combination lock with two 6 mm fiber core steel cables integrated into the padded strap to prevent theft or bolt cutter attack.
The Vivid Lock is made from durable, water resistant 1000D nylon, clear PVC and the LED strips are waterproof, with plans for four different color options.
The designers are relying on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of the Vivid Lock and if all goes to plan, intend to have the product manufactured and shipped to customers by January 2016. Pledges start at US$72.