About this project
We have developed Wheelscreen bike light system in order to show the world your individuality. The variety of colors turns you into an artist and your bike into the masterpiece. Paint the night with your own colors! If you are fine with being an eye-catcher, be ready to hear the admiration of others! We launch our Kickstarter campaign now in order to complete all deliveries before August!
This time we have developed absolutely new design battery block, that is 100% waterproove and works from 3 AA batteries (standard or rechargeable). This is enough to light up your bike for 2 months of riding on a single charge (*30 minutes daily ride for 60 days!). The installation of the new cells is much easier now and takes only few seconds!
Another improvement we made - minimal number of wires that are transparent.
Weight of the system was bad side of our first model. Now, it's 3 times lighter! The tubes are evenly distibuted all around the wheel, so they don't create any disbalance. The battery block is now located on the bike wheel hub and has no influence on the wheel spinning.
One of the big improvements of new design is ON/OFF button on the battery block, which is also waterproove!
Now you can ride even under heavy rain or snow with no worries about your bike lights!
We managed to significantly reduce production costs. Last time we offered 1 wheel light for 49$, this time we offer 2 wheel lights for 49$!!! And we offer free worldwide delivery with DHL!!!
How Does It Work?
Wheelscreen works by creating the appearance of a bright lit, solid colored disk as your bike wheel spins. All of the footage in our video was made using our prototypes.
How Heavy Is It?
The weight of the battery block being connected on the wheel hub is 60 gram (2.1 ounces); total weight of the tubes with wires is 45 gram (1.5 ounces). The weight of the tubes is distributed evenly around the wheel and has no effect on the wheel balance.
How Long Does It Work?
Wheelscreen lifetime is 1000+hours due to LED tecnology. It works around 30 hours from 3 AA batteries. You can use rechargeable AA batteries too. All parts are water- and shock resistant. Wheelscreen has been tested over and over in rain and snow as well as in the city and forest to make sure that it survives any weather condition.
Wheelscreen fits all bike wheels with spokes longer than 18 cm / 7 inch. Hubs: Maximal hub diameter is 60mm (2.5 inches).
The Wheelscreen will come in 9 tubes version; if you need less tubes to match your wheel spokes number, simply cut 1 or 2 last tubes to get 8 or 7 tubes model. Dont forget to isolate wires with duck tape on the place of cutting.
7 Tubes - perfect for wheels with 14, 21, 28, and 35 spokes
8 Tubes - perfect for wheels with 16, 24, 32, and 40 spokes
9 Tubes - perfect for wheels with 18, 27, 36, and 45 spokes
Wheelscreen does not fit wheels without spokes.
Installation and setup takes about 15 minutes and it is easier if you remove the wheel from the bike. Simply connect the tubes to the spokes of your wheel and strap them together.
What's the money for?
We need to collect at least 1000 orders to make a good price. We have developed 5 different color designs that we are making available as a “Thank You” for our Kickstarter supporters. But we need your help to begin mass production and to make night time bike riding both fun and bright.
Where can we deliver Wheelscreen2.0?
Worldwide. Free delivery! We will use DHL service.
Our production plan and schedule
May (20th): Kickstarter is launched
May: Agreements with manufacturing partners "CAC Polywarm" are finalized.
June: All components are ordered. Manufacturing begins.
End of June: Testing and Shipping of first orders.
July: End of shipping. All Kickstarter orders finalized.
Risks and challenges
*Supply chain delays. In production of Wheelscreen many different parts are being used. Sometimes we are out of certain elements and have to wait for delivery, sometimes we need to redesign certain parts or create an alternative part. All this can slightly impact delivery schedule.
The current Radlicht is a well tested design. Over the past year we have built 1000 units of our latest prototype.The current Radlicht is a prototype design. We need to incorporate further design elements to get Radlicht to a production ready status, i.e. to a place where it can be used by everyone.
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