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Helmet mounted brake light

Post by brettchallenger » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:39 am



For many years now, cars have had a high level brake light - usually led and fitted to the top of the rear window. Now a company has developed a fitting for motorcycle helmets. What do you think? Details of the product are on the link.

http://cosmoconnected.com/


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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:28 am

thats a nice idea, but for 100 dollars?......here, check this page out. you can get almost the same thing with these for a lot less and they come with or without turn indicators. only thing these don't have is the eCall for help.......http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... t&_sacat=0

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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by brettchallenger » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:50 am

The other problem is that it's French, so it probably won't work anyway.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:47 pm

brettchallenger wrote:The other problem is that it's French, so it probably won't work anyway.
not sure if it comes with an english translation.

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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by Scooter363y » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:49 pm

When I was drag racing in the past I had a plastic fin with a light in it that attached to my helmet with double sided tape. The light had several modes flashing or constant. It seems that I remember a model that would sense deceleration and come on.

It was a safety factor for me as many of the drag strips here raced at night. If the worst happened I didn't want the crew wasting time finding mr in the dark.

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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by thunderwing » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:30 pm

looks good, there was a product from helstar that was out there a few years ago, but sadly it seems to have never been produced for market:





I'd go with the french solution, but I'd want the turn signal functionality to go with the brake light.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:54 pm

thunderwing, if you look at the link i posted, you'll see that most of them HAVE turn signals incorporated into the unit that mounts onto the back of your helmet.

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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by thunderwing » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:10 pm

Yes I saw the link you posted.

Products were too large for my taste, and I like the french unit as it doesn't require adhesive to mount to the helmet.

I want something that is functional, has tech, and is bright during daylight and doesn't require tape or adhesive to mount. Wireless function as well.

The Helstar 3 video that I provided a link to has a unit that was perfect, but once again, my opinion and taste for me is for a unit that has the criteria I described.

Perhaps 2017 will offer more solutions.

Thank you for link!
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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:20 pm

well, technology has and is still coming a long way. you may be right, this might be the year that the motorcycle industry makes some "rider friendly" advances in better safety features. ABS and onboard rider airbags are 2 of them. only time will tell.

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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by OldZX11Rider » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:08 pm

Before watching the video, I thought a helmet mounted brake light was just another gimmick someone had come up with to make a few bucks.
Every rider with every electronic gizmo on the market, on his bike would have to have one.
Then I watched the video and it appears that it might be a good idea, if you ride at night. If it drops the cyclist fatality rate any, it'll be worth it.
But being an old dude on a ' Wing, if they can't see that long strip of LED lights on top of the boot, one on the helmet won't make a difference.
I'm off the road before dark anyhow. I don't like setting up a campsite in the dark either.

Want to make a big difference in fatality rates? Give the Police the authority to confiscate cell phones whenever a driver is caught texting while driving.
The phone is returned after the fine is paid or the case adjudicated in a court of law.
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Re: Helmet mounted brake light

Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:16 pm

OldZX11Rider wrote:Before watching the video, I thought a helmet mounted brake light was just another gimmick someone had come up with to make a few bucks.
Every rider with every electronic gizmo on the market, on his bike would have to have one.
Then I watched the video and it appears that it might be a good idea, if you ride at night. If it drops the cyclist fatality rate any, it'll be worth it.
But being an old dude on a ' Wing, if they can't see that long strip of LED lights on top of the boot, one on the helmet won't make a difference.
I'm off the road before dark anyhow. I don't like setting up a campsite in the dark either.

Want to make a big difference in fatality rates? Give the Police the authority to confiscate cell phones whenever a driver is caught texting while driving.
The phone is returned after the fine is paid or the case adjudicated in a court of law.
Liberals will forget all about Trump!
i agree with you 110% on this Oldzx. when a police officer sees you using your phone while driving and stops you because of it, he should be allowed to take your phone, BUT, gives you back your battery and SIM card, write you a ticket for it and the only way to get your phone back is AFTER you go in front of a judge and get a hefty fine, points on your license, AND your insurance company is notified and your rates go up as you being a risk as an "unsafe driver".

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