Lumos helmet review

The bright idea of a cycling Kickstarter, the Lumos helmet with its integrated lights is already an online success story

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Lumos helmet really complements a commuting lifestyle. It’s surprisingly comfortable if a little heavy, and it’s reassuring to know there are added lights for those dark nights. It silenced the part of me that thought it was a gimmick.

Reasons to buy
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    Fits well

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    Added reassurance of extra lights

Reasons to avoid
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    Proprietary charger

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    Flimsy charging system

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The basic premise of the Lumos helmet is to help get you seen at night. It features a front light and a back light in the shape of a warning triangle. There are also left and right side indicators operated by a wireless handlebar-mounted remote control and a motion sensor-controlled brake light function which turns all the rear lights red when you slow down.

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