After three successful Kickstarter campaigns, including being the most-backed bike light on Kickstarter, See.Sense is back with two new bike lights.
BEAM is the to see front light our customers have been asking for, and ICON2 is an updated version of our award-winning ICON light.
The guys at GCN have been using our lights for a number of years now, so it's amazing to hear they are also fans of BEAM & ICON2! See what they had to say about them in the video below of this week’s GCN Show:
The See.Sense BEAM is an intelligent front light designed to help you see the road ahead and perform uniquely to your ride.
BEAM reacts to your ride and environment to perfectly control your light levels for you, allowing you to keep your hands on the bars and eyes on the road.
BEAM is the first ever to see front light designed to intelligently pulse when you most need to be visible (e.g. at roundabouts or junctions). BEAM's patented sensor technology gives it unparalleled situational awareness.
BEAM reacts to your environment and light levels around you to adjust how bright you need the light. This helps you see further ahead when you need more light, and conserves battery at other times, taking you further on a single charge.
BEAM can automatically adjust between high and low beam when it detects approaching car headlights. This feature can be switched on or off through our free smartphone app. It also understands how well lit your path is and adapts its brightness to give you the correct illumination level.
When you pair BEAM with our mobile app its able to monitor your speed, allowing it to adapt its brightness so you can see further when you are going quickly and conserve energy when you are travelling at lower speed.
If BEAM’s battery level drops beneath 20% during your ride, it activates “Get me home” mode. This gives you a visual indication on the sensor bar and automatically reduces brightness to give you sufficient run time to complete your journey safely.
* Runtimes depend on speed and the illumination levels around you.
Our second new light is ICON2, based on our award winning ICON and packed with more brightness and intelligence than ever before. The result is that you stay visible and safer for longer.
Each light contains two different types of LEDS, with 300 lumen LEDs in the rear light and 400 lumen LEDs in the front. A high-power CREE LED creates a focused beam to make you visible from up to 3km away. A custom CoB LED panel gives a wide dispersion of light giving you 270° of side visibility.
At riskier moments on the road (e.g. at junctions, roundabouts, filtering in traffic) ICON2 reacts by automatically flashing brighter and faster to make sure you stand out.
Enable brake mode through our mobile app and ICON2 will illuminate solid when you slow down, just like a car brake light.
ICON2 can adjust brightness levels to conserve battery life and, from a single charge, gives you 16 hours of run-time when on reactive flash mode. It uses its power efficiently to give the average rider over a weeks use in a small and convenient package.
Our products combine seamless design and cutting-edge technology. The following additional features apply to all See.Sense products.
Both ICON2 and BEAM shine powerfully in daylight and at nighttime.
ICON2 comes with all the hardware you need to mount it in a multitude of ways; vertically, horizontally, aero or normal posts, chainstays, headtubes... It’s your choice. BEAM can be mounted above or below your bars, keeping your handlebars clutter free.
Every light includes ANT+ integration which allows control from compatible head units.
Use our mobile app to personalise your riding experience, get greater control over how your light operates and receive notifications when your light needs to be charged. Opt in to our community and share insights about your rides and unlock additional community features including crash and theft alerts. If you have a BEAM you will also unlock speed controlled brightness.
When you cycle with BEAM or ICON2, the patented sensor technology within it monitors your riding experience. This includes detecting real-time information on any collisions or near-miss events you were involved in, the road surface quality, or your journey flow.
Through the See.Sense mobile app you can opt in to share this information with City Planners to help them make your ride better.
See.Sense is both the Official Bike Light Supplier to British Cycling and their Official Crowdsourced Data and Insight Supplier.
British Cycling use the insights shared by cyclists through the See.Sense mobile app, to help improve cycling conditions across the UK and guide national and local government on the smartest and most effective cycling infrastructure investments.
Our award-winning lights are used by more than 30,000 cyclists worldwide.
We proudly manufacture in Northern Ireland, this ensures our products are of the highest quality, made using the best materials to the highest standards.
The diagram below indicates our expected timelines for both ICON2 and BEAM. This is our fourth product launched on Kickstarter and we have learnt a lot about manufacturing and distributing our products at scale.
Through this campaign you can pre-order a BEAM front light or an ICON2 set, or both. You can also mix and match, pre-ordering one BEAM front light and one ICON2 rear light to make a complete set. Our top tier bundle includes an ACE set (currently available) which we will dispatch once the Kickstarter campaign closes.
Please note ICON2 and BEAM will dispatch separately as soon as each is ready at no additional cost to ensure you receive your lights as early as possible.
If you'd like to receive additional items, simply add the Early Bird price for that item to your pledge.
The following items come with each product:
- Free UK shipping
- Free USA shipping
- £4 for Europe
- £8 for Rest of world
- For USA orders, we ship directly from our fulfilment centre in the United States. For UK & European orders, we ship from our fulfilment centre in the United Kingdom.
- Please note you are responsible for any custom/import charges imposed at your border.
See.Sense was founded 5 years ago and we are now a team of 16 that handles all the design and engineering that goes into our products. We want to have more people cycling more often.
Risks and challenges
We’ve delivered three successful Kickstarter campaigns before, so this is certainly not our first time doing this process. We've learned a lot from our three previous campaigns, particularly our most recent project, ACE.
ACE was delivered three months later than we had hoped, in part due to minor issues with production which we accept full responsibility for. This was disappointing for everyone, but we have learned from this experience and are confident that BEAM and ICON2 won't face the same delays.
The main risks with projects such as these are around certification testing, component availability and shipping. As we did with our ACE campaign, we will provide regular updates to all our backers and be totally transparent in all communications.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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