BLAZE Bike Light
So here’s an interesting concept that I thought might be a decent development of the trusty bike light, which everyone seems to be attempting to better, but after viewing the Kickstarter I’m not so sure anymore.
The gist is the Blaze light projects an lazer image (a bike) about 5 to 10 feet in front of the rider, acting somewhat as a light, but more as a warning to drivers and pedestrians. The light is meant to be seen in advance of the rider, so others have time to stop before they enter the cyclists’ path.
It sounds like a decent concept, but while watching the video it seems the safety effect would be negligible. I don’t know, what do you think? There is an obvious desire for this as the project is already funded with 18 days to go. If you do want one for yourself, you can still kick in around $80 to get an early bird model this spring. A little more will get you a personalized lazer etching too.
I’m curious what you think. Is this a valid safety enhancement or just a “neat idea” that doesn’t carry through?