INDIGLO 5 is the creation of two Industrial Designers/Cyclists, Lesley and Simon. The 5 is about performance, allowing you to train longer during the darker hours and hit those downhill runs faster thanks to a broad beam of natural light. With +1800 lumens at your finger tips, the INDIGLO 5 beam is not only powerful but flexible to your conditions with multiple modes available. The prototype used in the video has drastically improved since and will continue to do so. The image below demonstrates the 5's beam to date. We are boasting a high CRI, broad beam technology, aircraft grade aluminium casing finished with military spec anodising. Built to perform and built to last! Stay safer on the roads... See and BE SEEN!
TURN NIGHT INTO DAY. INDIGLO 5 is the brightest single LED bike light boasting +1800 lumen, Broad Beam technology, Racing Heart Mode, a High CRI Emitter in a Cordless and Compact design.
REAL LIGHT. Cool white light is bright and good for throw, but the eye sees best with sunlight. CRI (colour render index) is a rating of light compared to sunlight. 5 has a high CRI rating which means better clarity for the human eye.
TO THE PERIPHERY AND BEYOND! A bright hotspot 50m up the road might be impressive, but it sure won’t help you see anything. Quite the opposite. Your eyes will tend to focus on the hotspot dazzling yourself and oncoming traffic. Not an ideal scenario. Indiglo 5 illuminates your periphery and into the distance with over 1800 lumen.
CORDLESS. Cords are ugly and dangerous. 5 has an integrated 5000mAH battery eliminating the need to manage messy wires.
POCKET ROCKET. INDIGLO 5 extracts maximum illumination from a powerful compact and lightweight unit. Weighing 190grams, 110mm long and 45mm in diameter, it is the only integrated Cree MT-G2 bike light. That's +1800 lumen in a pocket sized unit.
RACING HEART.. .. .. Feel like the traffic forgets you’re a real person when out in the dark? 5’s pulse mode resembles a heartbeat, reminding motorists you’re a living being, not an inanimate object. A steady beam is also simultaneously emitted, helping motorists better judge distance and ensures they don't miss spotting you between pulses.
INDIGLO 5 IS MADE TO LAST. The 5 is weather and crash proof, manufactured from machined aircraft grade aluminium and finished with military spec anodising. It’s also serviceable with replaceable components including the battery.
MORE POWER? If you need extra runtime, 5 has options. The battery is removable so spares can be taken on the ride or our booster battery can be attached to almost treble the runtime.
Spare and booster batteries are now available to all backers, simply adjust your pledge by adding the appropriate amount listed below and send a message advising us.
$25 Spare INDIGLO5 5000mha lithium ion battery
$55 Booster INDIGLO5 10,400mha lithium ion battery- trebles runtimes
GETTING ATTACHED? We have plenty of options on how 5 will mount to your bars. From the tough MTB mount to the simplistic silicon mount. We will even have a dual mount for both your garmin and 5.
CRADLE TO GRAVE. Recognising aluminium has high embodied energy, 5 is designed to last. When the time comes to move to a future Indiglo light, we have a product stewardship program to take back your 5 for recycling or refresh it for you with the latest technology.
- +1800 Lumen
- Single Cree MT-G2 N0 LED with optimised optics
- High CRI light
- Broad beam
- Cordless integral 5000mAH lithium ion battery
- Hi/Med/Lo/Strobe/Pulse/Boost modes
- 45min-12hour runtime
- USB & Mains charging
- Expandable power reserve
- Range of mounts
- Power reserve indicator
- Weather proof
- Crash proof
- HI 1200lm 80-90min
- MED 600lm 120-140min
- LOW 300lm 160-180min
- PULSE 12hours
- BOOST +1800lm 45-60min
- INDIGLO 5
- 5000mAH battery
- Mains Charger
- USB Charge lead
- Handlebar mount- your choice of either the MTB or Roadie mount
- Roadie mount
- MTB mount
- Silicon mount
- Dual mount
- Booster battery 10,400mHA
We're ready to press the button for pre production sampling. To produce 5 viably, we need your pledge to optimise optics, meet minimum order quantities and to assist with the creation of tooling.
Commercialising products involves numerous processes and professions. To date, aside from utilising our in-house skillset and resources, we have worked with arkidelo (arkidelo link http://www.arkidelo.com) for prototype production and injection moulding advice and a second manufacturer who has assisted in the optics, LED and battery technologies.
So far we have produced models and prototypes of 5 and it's accessories. Each time testing the performance of not only the light, but also the mounting options and how they handle real world conditions- for both road and MTB. We have created a Facebook page (www.fb.com/indiglolights) which shows some of our recent developments. Our followers have provided great feedback which we have implemented into 5.
- September: Successful Kickstarter campaign!
- September/October: Finalise design and prototype testing.
- October/November: Tooling and preproduction sampling.
- December: 1st production run and shipment.
The 5 is the creation of two cyclists, Lesley and Simon, who are also industrial designers. After the arrival of their daughter, riding schedules changed with training happening during the darker hours.
An incident sparked the project when Lesley had an accident due poor visibility, catching a ridge in the road surface. The LED light she was using had a low CRI or bluish colour, making it difficult to see detail....even though it was bright. We feel that the few good lights out there are too expensive. This is where the 5 fits in a crowded market, high quality (both light and construction) at a reasonable price. A light suitable for dark winding roads and MTB trails but also has modes and antiglare devices so it can be used in traffic. It can also be refreshed or recycled with our 'cradle to grave’ program.
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Risks and challenges
As product designers, we understand the process of product commercialisation. In the past we have undertaken this process for our own products and also for our clients. Experience prepares us for the challenges that lie ahead, knowing full well there'll be some.
During development 5 has evolved into its current form. We anticipate further changes whilst getting 5 ready for production. We'll endeavour to maintain the concept, hoping to improve at every step.
See recent development of 5 here: www.fb.com/indiglolights
Over the years we've dealt with good and bad manufacturers, both here in Australia and abroad. To minimise risk, we've investigated numerous quality performance LED manufacturers. The chosen manufacturer has an outstanding reputation, ticking all boxes.
Our selected manufacturer will be shipping product direct to you. This is known as drop shipping and has many advantages such as:
Reduced shipping costs
Lower embodied energy
Minimised warehousing requirments.
Frees us up to service our customers
Any pledge brings us closer to our dream of making 5 a reality. Help us deliver 5 to market by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, and feel free to spread the word.
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