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Old 02-21-22, 07:27 PM
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bike helmet w/built in lights

I am looking for recommendations for a name brand helmet ( not aliexpress etc.. ) with a built in rear light that last at least 5 to 6 hours. I used to use hair ties to hold on the little bike tail lights on my helmet. It was kind of pain to re charge the light. I think it's time to replace my helmet anyways.

I never heard of lumos before. Is it a good brand?


lumos helmet 149 with MIPS

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Old 02-21-22, 07:36 PM
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Here's one, I have one, decent helmet -

https://www.costco.com/freetown-gear...100587455.html
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limos has been a good helmet I had their heavy urban one but it got too much without winter headgear. s oI got the latest one they had on kickstarter. they are easy to program with your phone you can even hook a Apple Watch to one to do your turn signals if you use a arm. you can choose how bring the lights are how they flash and such. I use mine as a front flasher so I don't have to have one n each bike.
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Originally Posted by grizzly59 View Post
Here's one, I have one, decent helmet -

https://www.costco.com/freetown-gear...100587455.html
wow that's a great price. Never heard of them either though.

I used to giro, bell, poc, specialized, etc...

Have Freetown Gear & Gravel Lumiere been making helmets long?
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limos has been a good helmet I had their heavy urban one but it got too much without winter headgear. s oI got the latest one they had on kickstarter. they are easy to program with your phone you can even hook a Apple Watch to one to do your turn signals if you use a arm. you can choose how bring the lights are how they flash and such. I use mine as a front flasher so I don't have to have one n each bike.
Did your light last 5+ hours? I don't really plan to use all the flashing features. I just want a rear tail light that can be seen for 5+ hours. I figure my helmet easier to spot high up than my little tail light. Plus lately I have so much other junk hanging under my seat sometimes no room for a light.
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Batteries almost always last longer with flashing LED’s vs steady on
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
Did your light last 5+ hours? I don't really plan to use all the flashing features. I just want a rear tail light that can be seen for 5+ hours. I figure my helmet easier to spot high up than my little tail light. Plus lately I have so much other junk hanging under my seat sometimes no room for a light.
yes it goes longer then that. the front is what can eat up the batteries Andy can control its brightness.

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I have a Bolle helmet with a red light in back. Not sure if they make it anymore. Darn thing would always turn on when not needed and run out of batteries. It was not rechargeable.
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Old 03-24-22, 07:21 PM
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a little update

I bought the one in post #2. The battery lasted 9+ hours. I tend to wear a small or med bike helmet. The only helmet they had for sale was med/large. I thought it would work. Felt fine in the store.
Felt fine for 30 min bike ride. I noticed on longer bike rides my head would start to hurt. I guess that from making it go all the way tight so it does not sit too low. anways I returned it. if it fits your head it looked great and can been seen from a far distance.
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FWIW, Trek/Bontrager has a helmet with mounts for their Ion/Flare front & rear lights.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...olorCode=black
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Originally Posted by grizzly59 View Post
Here's one, I have one, decent helmet -

https://www.costco.com/freetown-gear...100587455.html

I also have one of these helmets. They're fine, but very little ventilation. I used it with a skullcap in winter.
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Old 04-27-22, 07:11 PM
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Here in Canada, I purchased the MET model from MEC. The Nutcase brand also has integrated lights
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