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Once you have clamped guys playing cards with clothes pins between the spokes of the wheel. Or there was the plastic tubes that have made pretty much hullabaloo while driving. In the age of apps and Smartphones, the Clothespin has served of course: now can cycling via app and LED images on their spoked wheels beam.
Shoesandhandbagsareforwomen,formencouldbeBalight:Imusthave.With376LED lights,mountedonanequilateralcrossmade of plastic,roundimages ofanykindcanbeshow.Butonlywhiledriving.Atstandstill, theLEDswouldlightsimplyonlycolorful.Thelight trackstoimagesbluronlyinrotationfrom10km/h.
Installed is the 500g lightweight LED cross on front or rear wheel at the spokes. In Drehkeuz the battery with a capacity of 3000mAh is housed, which can provide four to ten hours of power, depending on the stress caused by the images the lights. Charging an empty battery via USB cable takes three to four hours.
Need a change while driving
The images that appear visually on the spokes, coming from a smartphone. The cyclist can choose an image from one of the pre-stored designs or develop a motif itself. Also strange images can be loaded onto the spoke. We process all common photo formats, including GIF, JPG, BMP and PNG.
It is even possible, the motives to change while driving: either the app or with a special mini-remote control called “Bling Jet”, which is connected via Bluetooth with the Balight. The result: This feature also moving images such as runny animals leave.
Balight an alarm in case of theft
Balight is of course shockproof and waterproof, otherwise the gadget would have nothing to look at the bike. However, many cyclists will be pleased that the technology can produce images not only beautiful, but has even built extremely useful functions.
So there is a theft function. If the trim is moved, the owner receives a signal to your phone. At the same time he can see where the wheel is because it transmits its position data. Per app you can also get in touch with other cyclists who use the technology.
SinceFebruary2013, threeyoungChineseworkingLeoLiu,ECHOHouandBennyLiuontheBalight project.Afterextensivetestingandseveralimprovements, theyhavenowpresentedBalightonIndiegogotofindinvestors.Anditlooksgood:onMonday, 17.700werealready$said,thisisalreadymorethanhalf of therequired$30,000.
That‘samazing,becauseBalightisnotcheap:Asetcosts$200.Theearly bookingthereisBalightbutatareduced pricefor$109–andprintedname. By the way,Balightisnottheonlylight Gimmigforbicycles.Thecity of LondonexperimentedwithLEDsandlasers,tomakesurethebicycle traffic.AndCaliforniandeveloperworkingwithLED strips,pastedonthetires.