About this project
THE ORIGINAL BRIGHT BELT COMPANY
TO ORDER, VISIT: WWW.HALOBELT.COM
What is a Halo Belt 2.0?
The new Halo Belt 2.0 was designed to save lives. It is an illuminated reflective belt that provides optimal visibility and safety for its user. The Halo Belt 2.0 is a versatile tool to that takes wearable technology to a whole new level within the safety field.
We have utilized the feedback of early supporters and Kickstarter backers to create our new Halo Belt. The Halo Belt 2.0 has been redesigned to be brighter and rechargeable. We have also integrated our custom designed LED fiber optic system and 3M reflective elastic onto the belt that can be adjusted to the desired size and length to accommodate most users.
The HALO Belt 2.0 is designed for law enforcement, highway patrol, military, roadside safety, jogging, cycling, hiking, child safety, or just about any avenue where visibility is a top priority.
THE HALO BELT STORY
In 2012, we launched Halo Belt on Kickstarter with the goal of saving lives. The Kickstarter community has helped to successfully fund our venture at over 1000%. Today we are bringing you a more versatile, brighter, and a safer LED illuminated belt that is also USB rechargeable, Halo Belt 2.0.
When we began our company, the original Halo Belt retailed at $85. Today, Halo Belt 2.0 is available at a pledge of $37 with shipping included. We believe that there should be no premium cost in safety. As our company grew and expanded, we have been able to source raw materials and manufacturing at a significantly lower cost. By purchasing these raw materials in large volumes, we have been able to redesign and upgrade the Halo Belt 2.0 with a rechargeable lithium battery at a fraction of the cost from when we initially started. We then pass these savings to you. With a goal of merging safety, fashion, and culture into an essential everyday product, we strive to design innovative products to help make this world safer. Our mission is to SAVE LIVES.
How does it work?
The led illuminated Halo Belt 2.0 provides safety using a combination of high quality 3M super reflexives and fiber optics. The Halo Belt is illuminated by LEDs and a custom designed fiber optic system to help increase visibility of pedestrians while on the road.
It is mini USB rechargeable, only takes 2 hours to fully recharge, and will provide up to 36 hours consecutive illumination in flash mode. The micro USB adapter provided will let you charge the Halo Belt anywhere. Charge it in your car, home, or even hook it up to your laptop.
REFLECTIVES VS HALO BELT 2.0
Highlighted reflective jackets have been on the safety market for years. Since reflective jackets are only visible when a light source is projected onto it, it would be impossible to spot someone in the dark. We have designed the Halo Belt 2.0 to have a combination of high quality 3M reflectives as well as our illuminating LED fiber optic technology. This helps the user stay visible when he or she may not be in direct headlight projection. See the picture below for the comparison.
Children can sling it over the shoulder or attached it to their backpack to provide optimal visibility while walking home from school or when in conditions that compromise visibility.
Apparently its not "cool" to wear a high vis neon jacket... "We wanted to design and create a product that made safety appealing to today's generation. Not only does safety need to have functionality, it needs to be able to connect with society's culture, lifestyle, and personality." —Vincent Pilot Ng (Founder)
The UN reports that over 270,000 pedestrians are killed on the roads each year. The Halo Belt 2.0 was designed to create visibility and awareness for pedestrians.
"We are all pedestrians, and Governments should put in place measures to better protect all of us. This will not only save lives, but create the conditions needed to make walking safe. When roads are safe, people will walk more, and this in turn will improve health and protect the environment,” he said, echoing the theme of Road Safety Week, “Make Walking Safe.” - WHO Assistant Director-General of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Oleg Chestnov
Since our conception, Halo Belts have been adopted all over the world within the cycling community. The Halo Belt offers a larger surface area of visibility that surpasses most bicycle lights. This creates illuminated attention on the cyclists even if he or she is not physically on the bicycle.
Most runners have reflective tags on their clothing or reflective shoes for visibility. However, reflectives only provide visibility when a light source (usually headlights) is projected onto the person. The Halo Belt 2.0 combines both reflectives as well as fiber optics to illuminate runners in the dark even when there is no light source. This is an extremely important differentiating factor as drivers will be able to see you even when you are not in the view of their headlights.
Halo Belt is an essential part of your roadside emergency kit. Flat tire, empty tank, or mechanical breakdowns happen out of the blue. Its always good to have flares and reflective triangles, however, none of these tools are physically attached to the owner. Wearable technology like the illuminating led Halo Belt can help to keep its user visible from over a mile away even if he or she strays from reflective ground markers or flares. Since it is rechargeable, you never have to worry about running out of flares. Just plug the Halo Belt into your car's charger or USB port.
The Halo Belt 2.0 was designed to be a safer alternative to the standard reflective belt issued. The Halo Belt 2.0 is 360 degrees reflective and the LED fiber optics illuminates in the back. It can safely alert others even when there is no light source present. The soft illuminated glow provides visibility safety without being a distraction or blinding.
Halo Belts have been widely used in the motorcycle industry. It has proven to add enhanced visibility on the rider at night. Many times motorist have a difficult time spotting motorcycle riders whether it be blind spots or weather conditions. Halo Belt provides additional illuminated attention on the rider. You also look super cool riding like TRON. Orange Halo Belts (illuminates red) are recommended for motorcycle usage depending on state laws.
Specifications Colors: Blue, Green, EDITED: Orange (illuminates red) changed to Red illuminating RED
Illumination mode: Flash and Solid
Charge: Mini USB rechargeable with cable
Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
Battery Life: up to 36 hours of illumination in flash mode
Size: Adjustable Elastic from size 0 to 46
Water Resistant (can not be submerged)
ONLY 4.4 ounces (including rechargeable battery)
Fast Company: "It keeps you safe and makes your backside look like some sort of modern art project as you glide through the streets:"
Uncrate: "Sure, bike reflectors can help you stay visible — as long as you're actually on your bike. Only the Halo Belt can keep you visible even if you fall off."
The Awesomer: "Designed to improve safety for cycling and other nighttime activities, the HALO belt is a bright, wearable illuminated strip, alerting drivers to your presence in the dark."
Cool Material: "Perfect for making sure half asleep drivers notice you on the roadways, HALO is also a nice way of making sure your bike light doesn’t get jacked when you run in the store."
Bless This Stuff: "The belt is a great prop for night cycling, it will definitely improve your safety on the road."
TrendHunter: "The futuristic Halo Belt provides a stylish way to stay safe at night."
Digital Trends: "With an intuitive functionality, Halo Belt works like a charm. The light is soft on the eyes but bright enough to make you more visible on the street."
Who are we?
Halo Belt Company is a San Francisco based start-up funded by Kickstarter in August of 2012. Over the past two years we have expanded our business in safety all over the globe. Our conception of the Halo Belt was brought to life with the help of the Kickstarter community. We have learned a tremendous amount about safety patterns and where Halo Belt safety can be applied. We are in markets such as law enforcement, cycling, running, children safety, skiing, hiking, motorist, roadside safety, airport traffic safety, extreme sports, and military. Using everyone’s feedback, we have designed Halo Belt 2.0 to be a versatile tool that would provide visibility safety in all of these avenues.
Be seen, be safe!
- Vincent Pilot Ng (Founder)
Stretch Goal $100,000
After listening to your feedback and crunching some numbers, we’ve decided that once the Halo Belt 2.0 reaches $100,000 in funding, we will redesign our Halo Belt 2.0’s battery housing/molding to be more water resistant! We are currently designing and in the process of testing a new molding as well as re-arranging some components of the chip and li-ion battery inside to make an extra secure fitment. Currently the battery component can NOT be submerged under water. We would like to make the housing secure enough to be able to be used during downpours and extreme weather. Though we hope to make it as water resistant as possible, it is difficult because the internal components can NOT get wet. The USB port is our main concern for water entry. Our only option is to make a super secure battery housing. We will be investing the extra funds into the testing and development of a new molding for the battery housing and re-engineering the chip and tiny li-ion battery to fit snuggly within.
Now, we need your help to reach that new stretch goal! Here’s how you can help:
- Click the Facebook and Twitter share buttons underneath the Halo Belt 2.0 video on our campaign page: http://bit.ly/halobelt2KS – the more people who click these share buttons, the better chance we have of getting our project to trend on Kickstarter! - Click here to tell your friends about Halo Belt 2.0’s campaign on Facebook: http://bit.ly/halobelt2FBshare
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Risks and challenges
We have had 3 successful Kickstarter projects in the past that have all delivered ahead of schedule. We have manufacturing, operations, as well as logistics running efficiently and effectively for the past 2 years. The funding raised on Kickstarter will be used for production and manufacturing of our new Halo Belt 2.0. Although we do not see any direct risks and challenges, there are always indirect or unseen tasks that may present itself during the process of productions. We hope to run everything as streamline as possible and also ahead of schedule like always. Be seen, be safe and thank you for your support.
Vincent Pilot Ng (Founder)
Halo Belt Company
We (Halo Team) will be sending out a survey to collect all shipping and color option information at the end of funding.
The Halo X is just two Halo Belt 2.0s. They are exactly the same and designed to be versatile. You can use it alone or connect two to make the Halo X. Since they have clips, you can actually link them together to form an X (much like a gun or tactical holster). It clips together in a figure 8 pattern.
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