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WHAT IS THE LUMAGLO CROSSBELT?

The Crossbelt is the next generation of wearable safety gear. Its multi-colored, moving patterns hold the ultimate attention-grabbing power in even the heaviest traffic and most inclement weather conditions. The high-tech brake light detects when a cyclist slows down and automatically begins flashing red to alert drivers. This modern design replaces bulky, construction-style vests and suspenders with a clean, technology-centric aesthetic that looks great. It can be worn as a sash or belt, and keeps you safe even if you’re wearing a backpack or bulky clothing.

KEY FEATURES IN DETAIL

 

This patent-pending innovation includes a built-in accelerometer that automatically detects when you stop and begins flashing ultra bright red to alert drivers
This patent-pending innovation includes a built-in accelerometer that automatically detects when you stop and begins flashing ultra bright red to alert drivers

 

The Crossbelt illuminates from all directions, reducing the chances of being struck from the side. The intensity of the LEDs helps you be seen from several blocks away, no matter what angle cars are approaching.
The Crossbelt illuminates from all directions, reducing the chances of being struck from the side. The intensity of the LEDs helps you be seen from several blocks away, no matter what angle cars are approaching.

 

The most dangerous times to adventure outdoors are dawn and dusk, when our roads become cluttered with thousands of red and white lights competing for our attention. The Crossbelt's colored, intensely bright moving patterns help you stand out.
The most dangerous times to adventure outdoors are dawn and dusk, when our roads become cluttered with thousands of red and white lights competing for our attention. The Crossbelt's colored, intensely bright moving patterns help you stand out.

 

The Crossbelt is one product with two convenient wear options, sash or belt, catering to all types of activities. It fits conveniently over bulky clothing, on/over a backpack, pannier or bag.
The Crossbelt is one product with two convenient wear options, sash or belt, catering to all types of activities. It fits conveniently over bulky clothing, on/over a backpack, pannier or bag.

 

Until now, many have chosen to go without safety gear in protest of the ugly construction-style vests and suspenders. We don't blame them, looking dorky isn't a priority for us either. The Crossbelt is lightweight, comfortable and best of all--it's cool!
Until now, many have chosen to go without safety gear in protest of the ugly construction-style vests and suspenders. We don't blame them, looking dorky isn't a priority for us either. The Crossbelt is lightweight, comfortable and best of all--it's cool!

 

While we hope you'll never have to use this feature, it's peace of mind for those times you wander off the beaten path or need a little 'pick me up' after a fall. With a button activation, the Crossbelt flashes red to gain attention from those around you.
While we hope you'll never have to use this feature, it's peace of mind for those times you wander off the beaten path or need a little 'pick me up' after a fall. With a button activation, the Crossbelt flashes red to gain attention from those around you.

 

You won't be left in the dark on those rare nights you forget to charge your Crossbelt. We've included a reflective stripe on every belt that helps make you visible when the lights are off, and adds to the intensity when the lights are on.
You won't be left in the dark on those rare nights you forget to charge your Crossbelt. We've included a reflective stripe on every belt that helps make you visible when the lights are off, and adds to the intensity when the lights are on.

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS

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WHY THE CROSSBELT?

MORE WAYS TO USE THE CROSSBELT

 

The Crossbelt conveniently attaches to your backpack to provide maximum illumination.
The Crossbelt conveniently attaches to your backpack to provide maximum illumination.

SIZING

RUNNING: If you plan to use the product mostly for running, you’ll want to wear it as a belt around your waist. The strap is designed to stay firmly in place as you move when worn as a belt. 

CYCLING/WALKING: If you plan to use the product mostly for cycling or walking, we suggest wearing it as a sash as it’s most convenient to put on and take off. (You can certainly wear it as a belt, too.) 

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

TIMELINE/SHIPPING

We've completed the design validation, soft goods manufacturing, tool molding and printed circuit board fabrication. We are currently in the production validation phase and prepared to begin mass production on the heels of a successful campaign. We will ship to backers during the month of August. 

ABOUT LUMAGLO

We are Portlanders. We love our city as much as our mountains. We enjoy running, cycling and the fresh air. As outdoor aficionados, we don’t stop when the sun goes down. However, that’s when being seen is most important to safety. 

We’ve tried those reflective vests and and other neon safety gear. Nothing has evolved in this category for years. Our LumaGlo founders set out to find a way to enjoy daily adventures, while being safer on the road. We joined forces with a team of business professionals experienced in manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Together, as technology lovers and forward-thinking engineers, we have refined and modernized this revolutionary piece of technology, known as the Crossbelt. We don’t aim to be cool. We just don’t want to be dorky. It’s that simple. 

Now, with the Crossbelt, we defy darkness. We run and bike at night, we walk our dogs and camp with our kids, we attend nighttime festivals and outdoor concerts, all with the confidence of knowing that we are seen and safe in these environments. 

Give our LumaGlo Crossbelt a try and conquer your darkness. We know you will love it as much as we do.

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NEED HELP? WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

If you have questions at any time, you can always reach us at Kickstarter@LumaGlo.com. We try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. 

PRESS INQUIRIES

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Risks and challenges

Our team is comprised of veteran entrepreneurs, engineers, project managers, and supply chain experts who helped to develop, design, manufacture and bring to market over 100 products. We have dedicated the past 18 months to de-risking this project and minimizing the potential for unwanted surprises. We are confident of our supply chain management and production capacity for Kickstarter backers. We have gone through several rounds of extensive design validation, electrical testing, and production validation. We’ve worked hard to have the Crossbelt exceed expectations.

We are well along in the product and production validation process. We expect to complete our first round of mass production in July. We will produce over twice the number of units as we expect we’ll need for Kickstarter backers, so our confidence is high we will deliver units to backers within a month of the end of the campaign, even if we exceed our targets.

As this is a new product, there is always a risk there will a problem with mass production that will delay final delivery. We will keep our backers abreast of our manufacturing work as the campaign progresses.

A complicated engineering challenge is the calibration of the brake light feature. We are mimicking the brake lights of a car--but unlike a car, these brake light activates automatically based on your motion (not by a mechanical activation). We have been testing extensively, but there could be unusual scenarios that could cause the brake light to not function as accurately or precisely as a mechanical activation.

We are seeking Kickstarter backer support to fund the purchase of materials for our next round of manufacturing and help fund our go-to-market activities. By backing this project, you not only take an active part in helping to revolutionize wearable safety gear, but you help to save the lives of after-dark adventurers.

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    Welcome to our Tribe!

    We'll solidify this new relationship by sending you a Defy Darkness sticker to symbolize our unity. Thanks for your support!

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    Being first has perks! Includes 1 Crossbelt. Save 26% off estimated retail pricing. Limited quantity available. When they're gone, they're gone.

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    *LIMITED EDITION* - 1 Crossbelt

    Go down in history as the proud owner of one of the first Crossbelts ever made in mass production. The first 150 units will be labeled in the order they come off the line. What number will your belt be? This might just be trophy case worthy. Includes 1 Crossbelt. Save 10% off retail pricing.

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    RELAY PACK - 1 Crossbelt + 1 Headlamp

    Calling all Hood to Coast and Relay Runners! Includes 1 Crossbelt + 1 premium brand (150 lumen) headlamp to light your way. This covers all the safety gear required for nighttime relays.

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    The Crossbelt Experience

    Meet the LumaGlo team in Portland, Oregon and see where the magic happens first hand. Tour our headquarters, star in a Kickstarter video update that will be shared with the world, and join us on a walking/biking tour around our beautiful city wearing your very own Crossbelt.

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