Hey everyone, BIG update for you here: New pictures of the FINAL DESIGN of the helmet! Lets get into it.
Things are really starting to come together here. We've started to get the first samples from our production tools:
These are the first samples of the final design. Its an awesome milestone to witness because you can visibly see the product starting to come together in its true and final form. The result? See for yourself! These are close up pictures of the final product that we’re releasing for the very first time so we are extremely excited, (and a little nervous!) to finally be able to share this with you!
The transparency here is actually an accident. This area is supposed to have the same "cloudiness" that you see in the front lights above so that all these electronics get hidden. We were not able to get that done in time for this first sample and for this update, but when we put the transparent shell on, we were a little surprised - We kind of like it! What do you guys think? If you like it too, we might see if we can make a transparent back "special edition" for you guys. Fill out the feedback survey at the end of this update to let us know!
I also made a short video for you guys walking through this sample!
Beta Helmet to Final Helmet - What Changed?
As you might recall from update #16, through our beta test with over 60 beta testers earlier this year, we determined that the fit of our beta design was not where it needed to be. To fix the problem, we made the tough decision to update the design and do a retooling, which as you know, necessarily meant a delay of the delivery schedule.
But given that we needed to retool anyway to fix the fit issue, we took it as a golden opportunity to overhaul and refine the aesthetic design of the helmet as well, and take it to the next level.
The result, as you will be able to see for yourself in the comparison photos below, is a helmet design with both significantly improved fit, as well as a sleek and sophisticated aesthetic.
- More angled front.
- More refined lines around the back vent holes
- Improved design around the power button and charging port
- Lengthened the turn signal light to bring it further in towards the middle so that it would be more readily visible from directly behind
- You can get an even clearer view here of the difference a few curves and lines around the vent holes makes on the overall aesthetic and "feel" of the helmet!
- We also streamlined the side curvature to give greater clearance to your ears, also giving it a sleeker look.
Note - These pictures are only of our very first sample. The final unit you receive might look slightly different (eg. color, surface finish etc.)
This is a BIG STEP forward. But there are still quite a few steps involved before we can start shipping out Lumos Helmets! To give you a sense of the timeline and coming milestones:
- Complete production samples with final packaging and everything (end of June)
- Passing lab tests (end of July)
- Commencement of mass production (early August) and commencement of shipping helmets to backers in time for fall (late August)
Remember, orders get shipped out in the order that they were placed, so the earlier you placed your order, the earlier in the shipping batch you will be!
If you have NOT preordered your Lumos Helmet yet, we're still accepting pre-orders on our website at the special pre-order only price. Pre-order today and get your Lumos Helmet in October, just in time for the long nights of fall!
Eu-wen, Jeff, and the whole Lumos Helmet team
I like the transparent look too!. but which way is the helmet more visible at night (and for that matter, during the day).. Safety is the 1st priority for me.
Transparent does look better
How can i own a transparent back “special edition”? It look so cool. :P Good job/mistakes guys :)
Love the transparent look, agree that would look great transparent on the front as well! Like the new design more compared with beta, excited!
LOVE the transparent look! What a pleasant mistake. I want the “special” edition!
Definitely prefer the transparent look!!
Clear is clearly superior. Offer a slightly glossy color (dark blue?) – would go great with the clear LEDs.
great helmet, i agree with some of the other comments , transparent look at the rear would set this hat off a treat, and some luminous yellow or orange strips on the top.
The wait was worth the while,The new design looks Great. Congrats
Definitely the transparent front and back! Anyway to turn on and off the beeping sound? Good job guys. Really cant wait to receives my 2 limited edition helmets.
even if it was an accident I like the clear lens more than the clouded lens, I bet it’s a lot brighter and isn’t being seen what this helmet is all about?
really hot design but i like the transparent one too
I agree, the transparent back looks great. The new sleek design is an improvement over the original design and I like the fact that you can see the turn indicator lights from the back more easily, but the sound that accompanies the turn indicators I think would become somewhat irritating. Is there an option to mute this sound? How much does the complete unit weigh now?
Love the over all finish of the product especially the transparent look at the rear. Much better design than the beta.
The changes to the design of the helmet are really nice/sleek! I especially love the transparent look and encourage sticking with it!
Oh please make the plastic clear both FRONT and BACK!!!!!!!
Will there be a version that has a visor?
The clear lenses look better
I love the transparent look much more than the clouded (unless it was the individual light sections). One consideration I have for you guys is to completely turn off the white front light when indicating, like the DTR lights on cars, as the white will over power the indicators.
I like the look of the clear back. The clear seems to be brighter than the clouded version in the pictures
yes i would like to have the transparent back for my ordered helmet.
Love the sleek lines. I like the transparent shell in back, but I like the clouded front. However, clear in front would be similar to some car headlight trim so would look very vehicular.
One question – is the turn signal always going to have the audible sound? That could get annoying on group rides! Can it be shut off?
Thank you so much, must blog this.
I have more than one bike. Can I get extra remotes for each bike or can I get extra mounts for the one remote that’s tuned to my helmet?
The design is great, I like the clear design ltd edition for the back.
looking good. just want to make sure that i ordered a black version. how do i check this?
Like the transparent look. Noticed that the front light pulses with the back when in that mode. Have you considered a separate switch for the front so you could have a steady front and flashing back? Just a thought.