Lumos Firefly smart 4-in-1 adaptive bike lights improve visibility

Posted on September 13, 2022 by Cory Benson

The all-new Lumos Firefly smart bike light system is completely unique in offering more ways than ever to be seen on the road thanks to its modular, adaptable and connected design – and improved visibility simply by spreading more lights so other road users can see. Each individual small light can function as a headlight, taillight, brake light or turn signal depending on your needs. Then combine them to increase your “visibility footprint”. And one of the greatest features of all, they charge wirelessly with Qi & Magsafe charging standards, so no more proprietary cables!

Lumos Firefly 4-in-1 Smart Bike Light

We therefore know Lumos above all for their integrated lighting in the Ultra helmet (now also available with MIPS) and even before that in other suburban equipment. But now, with Firefly, Lumos has released smart lighting from what they describe as the “Ultimate Bike Light System”. What you get is a single, small light that magnetically mounts to your bike wherever you’re looking to improve visibility – handlebars, bar ends, seat post – and can glow and flash white, red or yellow depending on your needs.

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And since the lights are smart and connected, you can run a setup with anywhere from 1 to 10 lights on your entire bike (see more) and program them all from your phone to determine which ones act as headlights, taillights, brake lights or turn signals. You can control their function with the smartphone app, but you can also activate the turn signals with a wireless remote, or even sync them to your Lumos Ultra helmet.

In fact, if you ride with other people who also have Lumos Firefly lights or their helmets, the lights can synchronize their flashing patterns in Team Sync mode to improve your visibility to other road users.

Technical details

Lumos Firefly smart 4-in-1 bike lights, detail

Each small IPX6 waterproof Lumos Firefly light weighs less than 30g and contains a 500mAh rechargeable battery for a maximum runtime of 35 hours (5 hours in high visibility mode). And if you run out of battery during a ride, you can quickly swap them out and change their functions to fill any gaps in your nighttime visibility.

They recharge in 3-4 hours wirelessly on the Lumos charging base or on a Qi charging base. They also turn off automatically if they are not moving for an extended period.

Lumos Firefly smart 4-in-1 bike light, strap mount

Each Firefly comes with a standard universal rubber and velcro mounting bracket, and the light itself snaps securely into place with a magnetic clasp. There are also optional turn signal brackets (front or rear) that hold

The all-new Lumos Firefly smart bike light system is completely unique in offering more ways than ever to be seen on the road thanks to its modular, adaptable and connected design – and improved visibility simply by spreading more lights so other road users can see. Each individual small light can function as a headlight, taillight, brake light or turn signal depending on your needs. Then combine them to increase your “visibility footprint”. And one of the greatest features of all, they charge wirelessly with Qi & Magsafe charging standards, so no more proprietary cables!

a pair on the side, or a set of handlebar end mounts that simply push onto the end of your road or MTB bars.

Lumos Firefly smart 4 in 1 bike lights, bar end mounts

Lumos does not list the official light output of the approximately 4cm square LED lights, as it varies by color, pattern, and number of lights synced. But they describe the Firefly as “bright enough to make YOU visible from at least half a mile away at night.”

Lumos Firefly 4-in-1 smart bike lights, mounting options

Lumos Firefly Lights – Pricing, Options, and Availability

Lumos Firefly smart 4-in-1 bike lights, color options

Lumos Firefly lights are available for pre-order only on Kickstarter now. But I wouldn’t worry too much about whether your crowdfunding support will turn into a real product. Lumos has used several successful Kickstarter campaigns to launch other products. And they’ve multiplied their goal of $25,000 by 23 times in the first 24 hours of this campaign, so they’ve already launched this one.

Kickstarter deals start from $29 for a light (without their charger), $38 for one with the charger, $64 for a pair, $90 for a trio, $115 for a quartet, $165 for a sextet, $215 for an octet, $265 for a decade of 10 lights with a charging base. Also by popular demand, Lumos has added offers on its existing smart lighting helmets for backers who want to add a fully connected visibility system.

Lumos Firefly smart 4-in-1 bike lights, night ride

The Lumos Firefly Kickstarter is live until mid-October, with production starting later this year for deliveries scheduled from February/March 2023.

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