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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 11 2018 9:45 PM UTC +00:00.

£30,497
pledged of £8,500pledged of £8,500 goal
522
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 11 2018 9:45 PM UTC +00:00.

About

WingLights Are Back!

Welcome, WingLights360!
Welcome, WingLights360!

To address the issue of dangerous overtaking, the CYCL team realised there was a need to constantly highlight cyclists’ position on the road.

After months of rigorous testing, we are back on Kickstarter with our latest contribution to cycling safety. Welcome WingLights360.

From position lights to turn signals
From position lights to turn signals

Attaching at the handlebar ends, WingLights360 encourage drivers to pass further from cyclists thanks to their permanent white/red position lights that turn into flashing orange turn signals with a single tap.

 Problem

With 68% of non-cyclists (UK) believing it is too dangerous to cycle on the roads, cycling safety is a key issue now more than ever.

Whether your preferred route is cutting through urban traffic or down country lanes, the one thing that puts a brake on the enjoyment of the ride is a vehicle speeding past little more than an arm’s length away.

Cycle with peace of mind thanks to WingLights360
Cycle with peace of mind thanks to WingLights360

Whilst traditional front and back lights do the job of highlighting cyclists presence, they do not give an idea of the bike’s width, leaving drivers to estimate the rider's exact position and potentially leading to dangerous overtaking situations.

Introducing WingLights360

Introducing WingLights360
Introducing WingLights360

 Pressing and holding their button activates WingLights360s permanent light function, with white (front) and red (back) LEDs highlighting the riders' dimensions.

WingLights360's Permanent Light Mode
WingLights360's Permanent Light Mode

With a single tap they transform into direction indicators, informing other road users of the cyclists' intentions thanks to flashing orange LEDs.  

Signal your way with WingLights360
Signal your way with WingLights360

WingLights360 provide riders with the all-round visibility and encourage drivers to maintain a safe passing distance. 

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Quote by Family7 on Amazon:  "I can tell you that if you own a bicycle or if you are a cyclist, especially at night, then you must get something like that.." 

  • Motor vehicle-style 'position' lights 
Innovative Position Lights for Bicycles
Innovative Position Lights for Bicycles
 

The idea to use white (front) and red (back) lights at the end of the handlebars to communicate the bike's exact dimensions was borrowed from the concept of 'position lights' that exist to make motor vehicles more visible. 

  • Waterproof
Riding in the rain is no problem!
Riding in the rain is no problem!
 

Fully sealed to create a resistance to water. The protective waterproof design has passed numerous tests from London's worst showers. IP67 rated.

  • Shockproof  
 

Quote by Amazon customer: "Very well made. Have some weight to them - durable. Bright light at night."

No matter how many times you drop your bike (or throw your WingLights at your colleagues) the CNC aluminium construct will keep them in working order. 

  • USB Rechargeable
Charge and GO!
Charge and GO!
 

Since the first WingLights launched, we received requests for a USB rechargeable version. We heard you and WingLights360 will come with a micro USB cable capable of a full charge in under 30 minutes! 

  • Reliable battery life 
 

Complete your daily commute without worrying about being stranded in the dark, each charge will provide 3 hours of visibility in continuous light mode (more whilst flashing!) 

  • Screw-in locking system 
Simple installation
Simple installation

Quote from Amazon user: "They are pretty compact and very durable, and they have some weight to them. They are extremely easy to install too"

In order to keep your WingLights firmly in place no matter the terrain, we have added a screw-in locking system to reinforce the magnets attracting the WingLights to the handlebar mounters.   

  • Magnetic attachments

Our magnets are pretty strong (& versatile) 

  • Smart design 
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Slick, black and beautiful. WingLights360 are made from durable, high-quality materials. Transparent plastic lenses provide optimal light diffusion. Installation is simple and the carabiner clip allows for easy removal. 

Quote from Amazon user: "They have a rubber tube that goes over a bolt on and as you tighten the nut, the rubber expands in width until you get the right fit for your handlebars"

WingLights360 in permanent light mode (front)
WingLights360 in permanent light mode (front)
WingLights360 flash orange to indicate turns
WingLights360 flash orange to indicate turns

Full features & tech specs

  • Micro USB recharging - 100% battery in under 30 min 
  • Permanent white/red 'position' lights + flashing orange indicators 
  • Screw-in locking system and strong magnetic attachment 
  • Waterproof & shockproof 
  • Fits all straight handlebars dimensions (14.7 mm - 23 mm) 
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications

Pledge Levels

When WingLights roll off the production line in October, 100 lucky people will have snapped them up for 45% off the future retail price, with a further 200 getting them for 33% off. 

But don’t worry if you’ve joined the party late, all backers will receive at least 25% off the future retail price to ensure as many of you can hit the road with peace of mind that cars know where you are at all times.

Riding with friends? We have extended our early bird prices to our bundle packs so you can a kit out the squad.

Not quite convinced to hit the roads, but still appreciate our efforts to improve road safety? We have virtual fist bumps available!

Timeline to Delivery:

When Should I Expect My WingLights360?
When Should I Expect My WingLights360?

Team story: 

CYCL Team
CYCL Team

But who is behind this cycling tech success? 

Agostino and Luca arrived in London in 2013 as keen commuter cyclists from Florence, Italy. Concerned by the lack of cyclist safety on London roads, they sought out solutions to improve visibility whilst cycling. 

Unsatisfied by current market offers, they combined Agostino’s engineering background from a PhD in Robotics and Luca’s entrepreneurship background from an MSc in Innovation to found CYCL and began designing the first WingLights model. 

4 new members have since joined the CYCL team, contributing their expertise in advertising, sales and product development towards the goal of improving cycling safety for all. 

Been there. Done that.

Since launching here in 2015, WingLights have gone from strength to strength, winning the CosmoBike Tech Award, receiving investment on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den and being showcased on the “Future of Transport” day at the International Business Festival.

Over the past 3 years, we have developed our design capabilities, improved our knowledge of manufacturing realities and identified new distribution channels to design and bring to market the best in cycling safety technology. 

More Than Just Bike Lights! 

We've found WingLights360 super useful even off our bike:

Clip on your bag as a safety light
Clip on your bag as a safety light
What will you use yours for?
What will you use yours for?

Voices of our backers:

 Great for safe cycling

Great for cyclists' safety
Great for cyclists' safety
..Great for e-scooters too!
..Great for e-scooters too!
Especially helpful if you have toddlers..
Especially helpful if you have toddlers..
Loved by Londoners
Loved by Londoners

Evolution of WingLights

WingLights Mag Version 1
WingLights Mag Version 1
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WingLights Mag Version 2
WingLights Mag Version 3
WingLights Mag Version 3
WingLights360
WingLights360

Risks and challenges

We might be tempted to abandon London and escape to Tibet... but as we have made so many great friends along the way, we might stick around a little longer.

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