About

The Hydra3 is designed to maximize visibility while riding. Using our proprietary terrain-adaptive technology, the light uses advanced electronics and software to sense your motion and automatically steers the light around corners like the headlights on high-end luxury cars.

Flow through switchbacks with confidence and maximize your visibility and run-time. 

No additional gear required. For most riding, this is the only bike light you’ll ever need. 

Features

Terrain Adaptive Lighting

Our proprietary terrain-adaptive lighting system gives our bike lights the capability to adapt to rider inputs with no additional equipment required. Light stays on the trail, so you can ride smoother, faster, and safer. This occurs while improving brightness, increasing battery life and makes it so if you don't want to run a helmet light, you don't have to.

NO OTHER BIKE LIGHT CAN DO THIS. 

When you're heading down a trail our technology will light up much farther down a switchback.

Handlebar Mounted Competitor (Left) vs Hydra3 (Right)
Handlebar Mounted Competitor (Left) vs Hydra3 (Right)

The internal electronics sense turning real-time and steer the beam. 

Real test footage. Competitor (left) vs. Hydra3 (right)
Real test footage. Competitor (left) vs. Hydra3 (right)

Tech Specs

Why Did We Build This?

Riding at night is an adrenaline rush. Familiar trails and roads feel new and the sense of exploration is invigorating. But - standard lights had two problems.

1) The light beam is centrally focused and you can't see where you are going when turning.

2) Most bike lights boost lumen numbers in an effort to create a wider light beam at the expense of battery life. The run-time of these devices are limited 45-60 minutes at full brightness.

THE HYDRA3 SOLVES THESE SIMULTANEOUSLY

  • Our solution makes it so you don't need a helmet light in a vast majority of riding cases, reducing the number of items to charge and cost of equipment.
  • Reduces the weight you have to carry for longer epics.
  • The light beam is the perfect width due to the custom designed optics. The device also automatically senses the motion of your bike and it digitally "steers" (turns on the outer LEDs) to light up the path when you need it. 
  • This allows us to maximize performance while also optimizing the Hydra3’s battery life.  
  • If you need to ride longer than 2 hours it has the option to use any USB battery pack to power the light for an indefinite period of time.

Construction

How Does It Work?

Remarkably, there are no moving parts. Each of the 3 LEDs illuminate a different part of the trail. Depending on the motion of your bike, the left/center/right LEDs will smoothly power on and off to direct the light exactly where you need it.

Inside the Hydra3 is a micro-controller and a set of sensors that continuously estimate the motion of your bike. It's able to detect smooth straight sections, tight switchbacks, fast corners, and extremely technical terrain where your handlebars are moving quickly. Based on the motion of the bike, the internal algorithms digitally steer the light to the most optimal part of the trail or road by smoothly blending the three different LEDs.

The following image showcases the difference in the beam patterns between the Hydra3 and the typical off-the-shelf handle-bar mounted bike light. The center LED optic has a similar, but more optimal, shape to it that typical lights and the side LED optics are capable of lighting up any corner you come across.

Rewards

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$125K STRETCH GOAL REWARD OPTION: Case in Black, Neon Blue, and Cosmic Purple

The Hydra3 will come standard in black, but we will release the option to order in two additional colors if we meet the $125k stretch goal!  

Stretch Goal Reward Option: Case in Black, Neon Blue, and Cosmic Purple
Stretch Goal Reward Option: Case in Black, Neon Blue, and Cosmic Purple

Production Timeline

This is the first product Mystic Devices has created. We've poured blood, sweat, tears, and money into multiple prototype revisions. We have the final product and are ready to enter production. We have manufacturers for the tooling, injection molding, heat sinks, batteries, PCBs, and optics lined up and ready to go. All we need is the funding in order to kick-off the tooling and production orders!

Since we have done all the ground-work prepping for manufacturing, we feel that the production schedule while it looks aggressive is feasible.

Production timeline starting with completion of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Schedule risks have been identified and highlighted in orange.
Production timeline starting with completion of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Schedule risks have been identified and highlighted in orange.

Most of the parts and PCBs are made right here in the USA and assembly occurs in Denver, CO.

About Mystic Devices

Mystic Devices develops and builds advanced outdoor lighting equipment to enhance your experiences. Adventures don't stop at dusk, and neither should you.  

We are founded by a team of engineers and outdoor enthusiasts. From a rocket scientist to a professional lighting designer we know what it takes to engineer a quality product.

Our company is built on a foundation of adventure and the following core principles guide our decisions.

Mission

To inspire rides past dawn, after work, and into the night with confidence. We are focused on developing and delivering exceptional value and highly capable bike lights to the outdoor community.

Vision

We want people to experience the outdoors as much as possible, and the tools and products they take with them enhances these explorations.

Community

We spend as much time as we can outdoors and create products to make these experiences better. We are community advocates and support outdoor initiatives in any way that we can. The support of our outdoor trail network and events are core to our brand. Education and promotion of the cycling community involvement is engrained in our DNA.

Risks and challenges

Any hardware project going into production has risks associated with tooling lead-times and manufacturing delays. In an effort to minimize any delays, we have spent a lot of time partnering with factories and manufacturers in order to have a smooth launch and production schedule. As with all manufacturing projects, there is a risk that there will be delays to deliver the Hydra3, but we will keep you informed of each phase of the manufacturing process and you'll be the first to know if any delays occur.

In addition to manufacturing delays, we have not yet tested the IP64 rating on the production units. If there are any issues complying with IP64, at minimum the units will be qualified to an IP63 rating.

During final production we may make slight minor modifications to the design to insure you get a great quality product.

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    The full backer package, Hydra3 Light + Jersey - 10% off All Items, for you to ride in style and see where you're going! (Save 26$)

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    2x of the full backer package, Hydra3 Light + Jersey - 10% off! Ride in style and see where you're going with a buddy! (Save 50$)

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