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Lumineer is the bike light no one one will notice, until it matters. It seamlessly blends into your bike's sleek, sturdy frame.
Lumineer is the bike light no one one will notice, until it matters. It seamlessly blends into your bike's sleek, sturdy frame.
Lumineer is the bike light no one one will notice, until it matters. It seamlessly blends into your bike's sleek, sturdy frame.
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LUMINEER: The bike light no one will notice, until it matters. 

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Talk of the town
Talk of the town

Just a bike light? 

If you're a cyclist, you'll know that bike lights are both life savers as well as one of cyclist's least favourite accessories. They're prone to getting stolen, broken, left at home, wasting time, and generally being an overall pain in the @**. Not to mention, 98% of them are downright ugly. Did I mention how irritating they are to attach to the bike? And ugly. 

Until now... Meet Lumineer. 

Can you find Lumineer on #Chromeo?
Can you find Lumineer on #Chromeo?
Still can't find it?
Still can't find it?
There you go
There you go

Lumineer molds right into your bike's frame, replacing your bike stem. Why is this cool?

It becomes a part of your bike so thieves don't even notice there's something to take. To steal the Lumineer, you have to dismantle the whole front of the bike. Lumineer is also easy to switch off and on and change modes while you ride. You won't have to bend to reach it, or flounder to find the switch. You just press the light face and get on with peddling.

Lumineer is made out of a single piece of milled Aluminium, and is strong enough to deserve its place in your bike's frame. Unlike the run-of-the-mill plastic lights, Lumineer won't break easily or get damaged in the rain. Seriously, if you manage to break Lumineer, we want to hear the story.

Lumineer can't get left behind anywhere you don't leave your bike. So you'll never be caught awkwardly (and dangerously) out after dark without a safe way to get home. So go ahead, get spontaneous, and explore the night. Incase that doesn't impress you, Lumineer also has your back incase you need an emergency phone charge. Plug it right into the micro usb port underneath the stem and you'll have 3.6V-2500mAh of battery power to keep your lifeline alive.

I'm a designer. I like things to look as good as they work. Why would you pay for an expensive bike, and ruin it with accessories that look cheap, and take away from the beautiful, clean lines of your bike? Iron Man's Arc Reactor isn't held together by plastic, is it? 

Product Info

We don't want to bore you with all the technical jargon, but here's some useful tit-bits to know.

Tech Jargon
Tech Jargon

Parts

By creating a unibody structure to hold all the circuitry we manage to fit all the necessary parts into the front stem. Seriously. No wires. No switches. No jokes.  

The inner guts
The inner guts

By Doing this we end up with a clean, unobtrusive design, which is both beautiful and functional. 

Form Follows . . .
Form Follows . . .
. . . Function
. . . Function

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Ready..Steady..CHARGE!!!

Lumineer uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery, which you can clip out from the underside of the stem and bring to charge at any plug point using a micro USB charger. Or, if you carry a power pack for your phone, you can always charge Lumineer on the go. So go ahead, love the planet a little more. She deserves it.

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The Lumineer doesn't just work for you at night. You know that paralysing moment when you realise your phone is nearly out of charge, and you left your charger at home? A charged Lumineer can double as a power pack for your smart phone, and give you that boost when you need it. Talk about having your back. :)

Power Up!
Power Up!

Measurements

Not that you really need to know this, because Lumineer fits on practically every bike with a stem measuring 22-26mm or 31-33mm. But we think it's a cool infographic. 

1 + 2 = 3
1 + 2 = 3
Specs
Specs

 Fits them all. Well almost all..

The Lumineer comes in two sizes : 22-26mm as well as 31-33mm. This would mean that the Lumineers fits almost all bikes. 

Fits them all 22-26mm as well as 31-33mm
Fits them all 22-26mm as well as 31-33mm

Ease of Battery Re-Charge

Lumineer uses Li-ion rechargeable battery (3.6V-2500mAh), chargeable by USB 2.0. It's as easy as charging your phone. The battery uses a single clip mechanism at the bottom of the stem. 

Recharging
Recharging

Prototyping and Testing

We prototyped and tested a whole array of new and existing products to see the pitfalls and the benefits of certain designs. By doing this we were able to fine tune our design and conceptualise a design which has no external added switches or wires. Creating something simple is really difficult. "Good design is as little design as possible" #DeiterRams

Iterations / Testing
Iterations / Testing

Testing on Chromeo and Eleanor

We chose two of the best looking bikes we know to test Lumineer both for functionality as well as aesthetics. 

#NYC's sexiest bike, Chromeo
#NYC's sexiest bike, Chromeo
Chromeo with #Lumineer in Brooklyn, NYC
Chromeo with #Lumineer in Brooklyn, NYC
The Memphis to my Eleanor
The Memphis to my Eleanor
Awarded "Project We Love" by Kick starter on Day 1
Awarded "Project We Love" by Kick starter on Day 1
#DROOL
#DROOL
Light the way forward
Light the way forward
Our version of art...
Our version of art...
Man's best friend?
Man's best friend?

Adjusting the Light angle

There is a +/- 7 degree rise which has been factored into the stem which allows you to angle the stem and light in the position desired. Flip the stem and you'll be able to change the angle of the beam. Apart from this you also have more than 10degrees of play by adjusting the top and bottom screws. The Clamp system has been designed to include this adjustment.

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Lumineer’s acrylic prism lenses.

Acrylic lens itself is also not just a flat plastic disc. Many of you have been asking how Lumineer takes on the challenge of non-standard stems that point upwards. Since no one is buying Lumineer to illuminate the Bat Beacon, we thought we should keep you rest assured that we’ve thought of how to keep your light appropriately grounded. Lumineer uses an acrylic prism lens that reflects the light from Lumineer's LED chamber towards the ground in front of you, and not towards on coming traffic, or the sky. 

Refractive Prism Lens
Refractive Prism Lens

Timeline

Tick..Tock..Tick..Tock
Tick..Tock..Tick..Tock

Accolades for Lumineer.

“This is completely awesome. It’s a simple, elegant solution to a problem I’ve dealt with for so long now, I just take it for granted. But no longer! I will most definitely be throwing a few bucks behind this. Cheers!” - Darrell Reid, Cyclist, New York

“The design an aesthetic of Lumineer is exactly what I have been waiting for. The bike light is such an essential part of any bike, but has been neglected, almost an afterthought. Finally we have a well designed bike light that feels like a natural extension of the bike as a whole!” - Geet Khosla, Cyclist, CEO of DENK, Copenhagen

From the Creator of Kranium

Safer than Polystyrene? YES indeed! and it is waterproof
Safer than Polystyrene? YES indeed! and it is waterproof

The Kranium Paper Helmet..Yup its paper..and its safe The Kranium Paper Helmet..Yup its paper..and its safe

Risks and challenges

Ani has a wealth of experience in bringing Products from design concepts to market. This mitigates a lot of the risk but we will keep you informed via regular updates if and any arise.

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    *CHEERS!*
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    *ETERNAL GRATITUDE*
    You'll be put on a special "backers" mailing list that receives updates on our work just a little ahead of the rest of the crowd. This also means you'll have exclusive eligibility to to Early Backer promotions on future products.

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    *FLICKER OF HOPE*
    10 pounds can go a long way. Thanks for helping us create safer, well-lit roads. You'll be put on our backers mailing list, be made eligible for Early Backer promotions in the future + receive a custom Ani Rao sketch thank you card emailed to you.

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    *GLOW IN THE DARK*
    Get all the above + limited edition glow in the dark silicon wrist band sent to your mailing address. Hey, you might not have Lumineer, but at least you'll still stay seen!

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    *LIGHT OF DAWN*
    The first 200 backers get a special rate on their Lumineer. Choose between black and chrome, and get busy shining!

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    *HAPPY EASTER*
    We are offering 50 limited edition Lumineers in BRUSHED ALUMINIUM, etched with the AniRao logo and the limited edition unit number; "# of 50"

    You will also get the "Glow in the Dark" Wrist band during the Easter week.

    Offer lasts easter week : 27th March to 3rd April

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    Pledge £55 or more About $79

    *LUMINESCENT*
    Choose between a black or chrome coloured Lumineer, and shine bright like a diamond! We think Rihanna would be impressed.

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    Pledge £65 or more About $94

    *LEAVE YOUR MARK*
    1 Black or Chrome coloured Lumineer,
    Custom Engraving up to 15 characters. Or send us your Ai file for more customization.
    Go on. Be different.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $116

    *SHINE YOUR LIGHT*
    1 Fully Customised Lumineer: Choose the exact colour of your Lumineer and have it custom engraved.
    Just send us the paint code and text or Ai file for the engraving, and your Lumineer will truly shine just for you.
    Iron Man has a custom light in the middle of his body. Screw it. Be Iron Man.

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    *FIREFLY*

    Perfect for fans of the awesome, basic Lumineer. Firefly Backers will receive
    2 Lumineers in chrome and/or black
    1 Glow in the Dark wristband
    1 Limited edition tee-shirt.
    That's one Lumineer for your main squeeze, and one for your weekend ride... or someone you love. Like, a lot. But the shirt and wrist band are just for you. After all, you're the real fan.

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    *HEADLIGHTS*
    Get 2 fully loaded Lumineers complete with engraving and colour customisation. Get one for yourself and one for your best friend, love of your life, favourite child, boss you're trying to impress, orrrr just your other bike.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $289

    *SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND*
    We'll send you:
    4 Black and/or Chrome Lumineers
    2 Glow in the Dark wristbands
    2 Limited Edition Tee Shirts.
    That's a lot of glow to share, so go ahead, make some friends, family, colleagues or random crush happy. Don't forget to let us know what sizes you want your shirts in. Nothing worse than gifting your crush an XL tee shirt and risk insinuating that (s)he needs it. We got your back like that.

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    Pledge £400 or more About $578

    *LIGHTNING STREAK*
    10 Lumineers in Black and/or Chrome
    10 Glow in the Dark Wristbands
    You must have a kick ass cycling group you want to get popular in. Or maybe you're a super protective aunt who wants to keep kids safe. Either way, kudos to you!

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    *LIGHTNING STREAK*
    10 Lumineers in Black and/or Chrome
    10 Glow in the Dark Wristbands
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    Pledge £800 or more About $1,156

    *RADIANT*
    20 Lumineers in black or chrome
    20 Glow in the Dark Wristbands
    Hey, if you're backing Lumineer to resell in you're shop or cycling group. We're cool with that. Or maybe you're using Lumineer as spotlights for your office, in which case, you have to send us a photo!

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    *APOCOLIT*
    Wow. Just wow. If you've got this much love for Lumineer and/or Ani, we're not quite sure how to show you our thanks. But we'll be sending you:
    40 Lumineers in black or chrome
    40 Limited Edition Tee Shirts
    40 Glow in the Dark Bands
    Get ready to bring the Apocalypse of light. Of course, Apocalypse in this sense means the end of darkness, not the end of the world. That wouldn't be cool.
    If you have any special requests, we'll try to cater to every whim and fancy.

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