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Lazer Urbanize – Helmet with Integrated Lights

Lazer UrbanizeWe spotted this over at Columbus Rides and contacted Lazer for more info… The Lazer Urbanize was unveiled this year at Eurobike, and took home an award for innovation. It’s the Belgian company’s stab at creating a helmet specifically for the urban market.

Taking a cue from the mining industry, where helmets have been designed to accept lights for years, the Urbanize goes a step further and provides an option for lights that are built right in. Available with ($99) or without ($79) lights, the helmet uses in-mold padding and Lazer’s Rollsys adjustment system. Lazer claims there’s even room at the back for people with a ponytail.

The lights use a standard CR2032 battery, and are designed for being seen—not for seeing the road ahead. So you might not want to use the helmet as your only source of nighttime visibility.

Check out www.lazerhelmets.com.

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16 Comments

  1. MuraliOctober 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I am amazed that no one had tried producing this sooner. I found that a
    “be seen” light works much better on my helmet than on my bars, since I
    tend to look directly at drivers at intersections. So I zip-tied one on.

    Another big convenience factor for this is I no longer need separate
    lights (and juiced up batteries) for each of my bikes. I just wear my
    lighted helmet.

    The only improvement I would need on this to get me to buy it would be
    to use rechargeable batteries instead of the replaceable one. Sure
    that’s a little heavier, but no one is holding a stopwatch to my
    commute times.

  2. steevoOctober 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    http://home.comcast.net/~ferret1963/StarHelmet_Web.jpg

    Anybody else remember the laser tag helmets?

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  4. Yokota FritzOctober 20, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Pretty cool, although the CR2032s screams “screwed in battery cover” and makes this big “never use” for me.

  5. Slob boyOctober 20, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Lazer Fred

  6. StephenOctober 20, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Looks like a good idea, but poor execution.

  7. BobOctober 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I feel like AAs would have made more sense than 2032s here.

  8. BrianOctober 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I love my regular Lazer helmet, but this thing just looks stupid.

  9. SquirrelOctober 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Give this thing to the Jawas,the Rebel Forces have failed yet again.
    Even the Ewoks are pissing in their pants over this!!

  10. bikerooOctober 21, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Imma firin lazers out of mah head!

  11. LareyOctober 21, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Buy one for your kid, garunteed to get his ass kicked.

  12. JimOctober 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Might as well buy your kid a t-shirt that has “dork” written on the back.

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  14. shaneOctober 22, 2009 at 10:39 am

    super. cop.

  15. shaneOctober 22, 2009 at 10:49 am

    future cop has evolved…

  16. Mike HawkFebruary 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    “OMG! This is different! It’s dumb!”

    I think you guys are saying more about yourselves than the helmet.

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