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Darkness activated safety light system for bicycle helmets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004453D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 1K

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Abstract

The present invention is a darkness activated lighting system, particularly for operating safety lights on a bicycle helmet. The system includes a combination light sensor and battery-powered light 110 mounted on a conventional bicycle helmet 120.

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Darkness activated safety light system for bicycle helmets

Bicycling is a popular means of transportation for millions of people. However, traveling at night poses increased safety risks for bicyclists because of reduced visibility by motorized vehicle drivers. Many safety lights designed for bicyclists are currently on the market to help solve this problem. However, oftentimes bicyclists forget to turn the lights on, especially at dawn and dusk. What is needed is a way to provide safety lights for bicyclists that requires minimal effort from the bicyclist.

The present invention is a darkness activated lighting system, particularly for operating safety lights on a bicycle helmet. The system includes a combination light sensor and battery-powered light 110 mounted on a conventional bicycle helmet 120.

In operation, the light sensor is programmed to activate the battery-powered light when the ambient lighting is below a certain level, at dusk, for example. Likewise, the light is programmed to deactivate the light when the ambient lighting is above a certain level, thereby conserving battery power.

The darkness activated lighting system for operating safety lights on a bicycle helmet is illustrated in the attached figures.