Developed in Italy, pocket-sized Lucetta lights use magnetism both to secure the devices to the bike frame and as a switch mechanism.
Bike lights can be expensive, and owners with those that are fixed to the frame may find they are easily stolen and difficult to install. Developed in Italy, pocket-sized Lucetta lights use magnetism both to secure the devices to the bike frame and as a switch mechanism.
Each cylindrical light is around 2cm cubed in size and features a magnetic strip on the back. When the light is attached to the bike, its metal frame completes the circuit and the light is turned on. When it’s taken off, the light turns off. A Lucetta set — which includes one white front and one red rear light — features LEDs with high light intensity and different signal modes. Just as the devices use the bike as a switch, they can be set to continuous, slow flashing or fast flashing modes by simply disconnecting and reconnecting them to the bike. The magnet is strong enough to keep the device in place even on bumpy roads, but can be taken off with ease when the bike is locked up, meaning that users can simply place them into their pocket, protected from thieves. A set of two can be connected to each other through the magnets to keep them together. The video below offers a demonstration of the product:
Lucetta lights are available in Black, Red and White casings for USD 25 for a set. We’ve seen a number of bike accessories that have been rethought over the past few weeks — from individual component locks to invisible helmets. Are there other cycling products that could be given a practical and smart redesign such as these?
Spotted by Murray Orange, written by Springwise