Update #20: BIG Product Update!

Hey everyone, BIG update for you here: New pictures of the FINAL DESIGN of the helmet! Lets get into it.

Production Update:
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!

Front view closeup on the white lights - Note the "cloudiness" that hides the underlying LED electronics when the lights are off. 
Front view 
Back view of helmet with turn signal on.
Closeup of the back of the helmet.

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!

Fit problems from the old beta unit have been addressed and these units fit beautifully now. 

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!


Ride safe!

Eu-wen, Jeff, and the whole Lumos Helmet team


Love the new design, fantastic idea that has become reality!! Cannot wait to get mine.

JIm Spight June 14, 2016

Looks amazing. That beeping had better be optional though!

Carl Pappenheim June 14, 2016

Everything looks great. But I hope that cloudy in that back is still available for those of us in the campaign that want it that way. I would prefer it. Thanks!

Paul Cooper June 14, 2016

Leave it transparent. Better visiablity for peopel to see you in traffic.

Walt Tanner June 14, 2016

I am getting excited that this is so close to being a reality in my life. After the 5 deaths in Kalamazoo, I will definitely be wearing this while I ride.

Cathy June 14, 2016

Love the transparent idea, will the helmets be available in different shell colors? This is essential in my opinion as we all have different color bikes/ride uniforms etc and color is key! (And, bright colors are more noticeable when riding)

Julian Aldridge June 12, 2016

Love the transparent back cover how about a matching transparent front cover, that would be great. Me and my dad cant wait to get ours. We already have a long bike trail in mind to ride as soon as they show up.

Bill Stock June 12, 2016

Just looking at the transparent design, I say leave it…as a matter of fact get rid of the “cloudiness” in the front as well. Either excited to get my hands on this and take it for another long ride…awesome work guys!!!!

James June 12, 2016

I had a serous crash on 5/25, cracked my helmet all the way through the plastic. I’m so excited to be a backer and that my hubby & I will be getting these awesome helmets. Without a helmet I don’t want to think about what my outcome would have been. As it is I’m likely going to have surgery to fix my broken clavicle, but at least that’s fixable. TBI isn’t!

Jennifer FInk June 12, 2016

Love it! In the video the lights look so much cooler and brighter with the transparent cover. How about having a clear front cover too in the special edition? The new remote with the integrated break sensors also looks like a good improvement. Thanks for incorporating the beta feedback into the final product – this is well worth the extra wait.

Robert Bartz June 12, 2016

The final design looks brilliant-I love the idea of notice when the battery is running low. I am hoping that the redesign for fit will work well- my only hesitation from the beginning is that it’s hard to find helmets that fit- my head is a little on the small side-but I am so excited! Please, please let it fit!

Suzan Mitchell June 11, 2016

You guys have done a tremendous amount of work on this helmet to make sure that it is going to be a very good one. I like the results of what you’ve done with all the new changes it makes it look like a very sleek helmet. Thanks

Louise Harless June 11, 2016

Love the new design. Love the transparent covers.

Greg Shore June 11, 2016

Looks great. Love the new design. Re lights in the back..cloudy or clear…both look fine. My main concern is BEING SEEN. I would prefer whichever is brightest and most easily seen by cars. That was hard to tell from the video.

GAil TEsta June 11, 2016

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