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Mema Engineering, LLCBy Mema Engineering, LLC
First created
Mema Engineering, LLCBy Mema Engineering, LLC
First created
$21,325
pledged of $50,000 goal
200
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 8 2018

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Lucnt SRL1 is a smart bike light that's designed and made in California. Lucnt functions like a car’s brake lights. It uses multiple sensors coupled with smart algorithms to sense when you slow down or accelerate, increasing your visibility on the road and helping drivers behind you to steer clear. There’s no power switch to worry about, either — Lucnt is automatically activated by the magnets in the bike mount, so it will never drain itself while not in use.

 

 

 

 

Be Seen, Be Predictable. 

 Lucnt’s unique blink pattern is optimized to get the attention of drivers behind you and make your movements more predictable — in short, to keep you safer than any bike light before.

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Mount & ride. 

Not only is it powerful, energy-efficient, and tough, it’s also the approximate size and weight of a USB thumb drive. We designed it to be sleek and compact, both on the bike and elsewhere. To mount it, choose the orientation you want and slot Lucnt onto its magnetic seat mount. To remove it, simply pull the light off its mount and slide it into your pocket — it will turn off automatically within seconds. The two mounting rings are sized to match the two most common seatpost diameters and everything in between, and we chose a non-marring set screw design for minimal after-effects on your ride. Check out our seat mount guide here.

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Dual modes

In the flipped-up orientation Lucnt puts out a steady red light to help with basic visibility, going from 10% brightness when riding to 100% brightness when you apply the brakes. When flipped downward, the light blinks in different patterns to reflect your changes in speed, changing to a steady red glow whenever you slow down.

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Power-efficient  

Charge Lucnt with any micro USB cable — just 1 hour of charging gives you 20 hours of continuous use. The four individual lights on the face of Lucnt indicate the battery level when it’s plugged in or mounted on your bike, so you know when it’s ready to go. Thanks to the sensors inside the light, it can also sense when your bike is stationary — so even when you leave it attached, it only stays on for 90 seconds before going into standby. To wake Lucnt, just swing your leg over the bike and start pedaling, and the natural movements of the bike will activate it within a matter of seconds.

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Weather-ready

If you can handle riding in it, so can Lucnt. The light’s housing and mounting system was designed to work in rain, snow, wind, and dust. Each unit is precision-machined out of a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminum in Richmond, California — built where we can oversee the process ourselves.

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Anti-Theft 

Because of its magnetic mount, attaching and detaching Lucnt is simple. Anytime you lock your bike, simply remove Lucnt from its mount. We designed Lucnt to be thin enough to fit in your pocket.

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Designed and Made in California

Every part of the Lucnt SRL1 bike light that we can make in house we make in our shop in Richmond California. We've made the tooling needed to produce our small batch of beta lights, but this tooling can still be used to scale production. We also have local manufacturing partners to help us incase we get overwhelmed. Keeping it local gives us greater control over production, and quality, but it also costs a bit more.

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 Special thanks to: 

Jon Arcellana - Cyclist

Maxwell Swift- Photography & B-roll - Machine shop soundtrack

Triune Films "Humanoids" First video soundtrack

Directed & Edited by: Tim Martinez & Arash Malek

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Bringing a hardware project to life is extremely challenging but we'll make sure to share our story with you as we scale.

* Reliability risk - We know our lights will be awesome, but we are constantly trying to make them better. We’re making changes to our power management, and algorithms to try and extend our run time to be more than 20hrs and make our brake detection even better. If we discover any problems in testing, we will continue to iterate our designs until our standards are met. This may result in a delay in delivery, but ultimately, we want this to be the best light you've ever experienced.

* Aesthetics - In testing, we may decide to redesign parts of the lights. This may result in a delivered product that may look slightly different than the prototypes we're presenting in this campaign. If we do a design change, we will share every step of the process with our backers.

* Supply chain - Making these lights isn't possible without a global network of component suppliers. we'll be working with companies that we already have a relationship with to minimize the risk of supply disruptions.

* Manufacturing - We’re making the majority of the light ourselves. The machined aluminum body and mount, the vacuformed lens, and the injection moulded usb boot. The only part we will have to outsource is the making of the PCB.

We've planned our timeline knowing that these risks exist. We are approaching this project with a clear line of communication and the willingness to be agile.

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