Security Extra Individuals Can Afford
Printed on September fifteenth, 2020 |
by Jennifer Sensiba
September fifteenth, 2020 by Jennifer Sensiba
When I reviewed Lumos’ last helmet (The Matrix), I used to be very impressed with the seems, the texture, and the security options. The factor that was too spectacular was its value (now properly over $200). The Matrix seems nice, appears very sturdy, and has very neat lighting choices to ensure you haven’t solely good lighting, however visibility. A driver would have a really powerful time attempting to persuade anyone that they didn’t see you. For most individuals, the worth is simply too excessive.
Full disclosure: just like the Matrix, Lumos offered CleanTechnica with a pattern helmet to evaluate, and we obtained to maintain it.
Lumos heard us, and made something a little more down to earth, with out sacrificing the important security options that set them other than the remainder of the helmet world. Just like the Matrix, the Lumos Extremely has a shiny headlamp, lights within the again, and USB charging. It may be managed from a smartphone by way of bluetooth, or you may activate the flip sign function from a handlebar-mounted set of buttons. That’s mainly 90% of why somebody would need the dearer helmet, however at round 1/3 the worth.
To save lots of on the fee, they didn’t lower any security corners. It isn’t clad in plastic throughout, however it’s a solid-looking styrofoam helmet such as you’d need to purchase for fundamental security. That’s to not say it’s ugly, although. They did add a number of plastic panels (out there in quite a lot of colours) to offer it a extra premium look than what you’d discover for affordable at an enormous field retailer.
One other approach they saved value with out killing options was by skipping the magnetic USB charging for each the helmet and switch sign module. The Extremely’s helmet has a easy Micro USB port underneath a canopy within the again, and the flip sign module is powered by a CR2032 button cell such as you’d discover in most automobiles’ keyless entry fobs. It’s not as elegant to do issues this fashion, however for me and most customers, it does the job simply as properly. If something, utilizing a normal charger makes it simpler to plug it in after a experience by sharing plugs with different units.
Consolation-wise, the helmet performs nice. It has good padding, loads of adjustability for giant and small heads, and a good strap system.
Just like the dearer Matrix, the app provides a great variety of customization choices. I set the headlamp for solid-on within the entrance and set the taillights to comply with a “heartbeat” sample within the again. The app leaves lots as much as you, so you may determine what you suppose seems greatest and/or what you suppose will get drivers’ consideration the very best. It’s all left as much as the consumer.
In the event you’re a helmet connoisseur and don’t thoughts spending huge bucks on the very best helmets, by all means, purchase the Matrix or Avenue. They’re strong helmets and are premium in each approach. In the event you’re like most individuals and simply need to maximize your security however can’t spend the massive bucks, then the Extremely was made for you.
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