As more cyclists take to the roads, the chances are that at some point there will be an incident involving other road users and this is mainly down to visibility. So, some experienced cyclists have come up with the Velocity Light and Sensor system, it solves the visibility issue with its powerful LED display and to help other road users out it displays the speed of the bike too, this makes it so much easier for other road users to gauge distance and when it’s safe to overtake.
So, we have established that the VeloCity Light and Sensor is a cool idea that not only gives car drivers important information regarding the speed of the bike and provides visibility too, so what about the technical details? The system comes in two important parts, the first being the VeloCity Light, it comes with a 48 LED’s that are capable of providing between 20 to 175 lumens of brightness, it is powered by a built in 1700 mAh USB rechargeable battery that can offer between 4 to 12 hours of light depending on usage. As for the vitals, it measures in at 110 mm (L) x 60 mm (W) x 20 mm (H) and it weighs in at around 65 grams
The second part is the VeloCity Sensor; this is accurate and comes with an accelerometer that feeds data straight to the VeloCity Light as well as the onboard cycle computer. This devices runs on a standard type CR2032 lithium battery, which are cheap to buy and run for ages. The sensor has been designed to fit onto the bikes front fork and is small at just 42 mm (L) x 36 mm (W) x 13.5 mm (H) and its design will not affect performance either.
We are expecting to see the VeloCity Light and Sensor go on sale in the Spring; we do not know how much it is going to be although it can be pre ordered at the moment from just £55 or $91.
Source: VeloCity Light