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Darkness activated safety light system for bicycle helmets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004453D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-17

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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. 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.