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Design & Safety Meet to Automate Everything: Turn Signals, Brake Lights, & More!
Design & Safety Meet to Automate Everything: Turn Signals, Brake Lights, & More!
Design & Safety Meet to Automate Everything: Turn Signals, Brake Lights, & More!
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Our line has a lot built into it, these are the features we have focused on to keep you the safest and optimize your experience. The goal is making your experience stress and tinker free; allowing all the focus to be on the road ahead and your surroundings.

White front lights ensure that you're visible to those coming toward you, red rear brake lights help avoid that critical rear end incident, and amber indicator lights alert drivers of your turns.

Our garments are being made by some of the finest manufactures in the world using some of the highest end performance textiles on the market. Of course, our secret sauce is our #ZeriUI, Bluetooth Low Energy, washable LED system, driven by a future proofed, patent pending application, but that’s the boring stuff. The cool part is, you will look great and feel good wearing it.

Our future proof garments controlled by the Lumenus app were designed to save your life while fitting your lifestyle. You no longer have to choose between style or safety, Lumenus blends these worlds by focusing on fit, fashion and performance while delivering the safest illumination solution ever developed.

By helping to back Lumenus you will be the first to receive the initial line, download the app, and get a significant savings. Our team has a track record of over delivering, it’s not our first rodeo, so kick back and relax for a second while you watch some videos, look at some pictures and explore our rewards.

                         
  

Lumenus is smart clothing designed for cyclists, runner, or motorcyclist-- crossing over into any activity that needs (or wants) to Be Brighter! Our intuitive navigation system uses Google Maps (meaning it will work in over +100 countries worldwide!). Let the Lumenus software plan and track your routes.

We believe that technology should enhance and improve our connection with the world around us and not try to replace them. That is why we've worked tirelessly on the advanced "Zero UI" system that means your phone can be tucked safely away and you still get all the amazing features.

We're ourselves are commuter cyclists, runners, and outdoor enthusiasts who wanted to approach the problem from an intelligent design philosophy.  Safety products are too often limited to accessories that are meant for just a single use or activity. Bike lights are meant only for biking, running lights need to be charged separately and motorcycle lights are often not enough on their own. Reflective alone doesn't do you justice when a car isn't approaching from exactly head on.

                

 Lumenus is smart clothing designed for cyclists, runner, or motorcyclist-- crossing over into any activity that needs (or wants) to Be Brighter! Our intuitive navigation system pulls from Google Maps backend meaning it will work in over +100 countries worldwide! Let the Lumenus software plan and track your routes.

You shouldn't be stuck with your nose in a screen, especially when you're out enjoying something you love to do, particularly when that something requires your undivided attention. We subscribed to the theory of remaining connected, but not tethered, and that’s exactly what the Lumenus software provides. Too often we see walkers buried in their device unaware of their surroundings, or cyclists that take their eye off the road to check their map, for just one second too long.. That's why Zero UI is a key.We can #BeBrighter with Lumenus #ZeroUI solution to safety and performance.

Wearable Tech, according to Wikipedia, “are clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies.” That said, this is the Hardware part of this campaign, let’s tell you about our advanced tech.

 Lumenus has developed products that can easily transition with you from activity to work or dinner look great and are designed for life. You're going to love how they look and want to wear them wherever you can. The ability to customize your lighting is really what makes them perfect for any occasion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                  

COLLABORATION

We've already received accolades for the products and extreme interest in partnering with leading brands all the way from helmets and bikes to deep sea diving and established moto racing brands! Keep an eye out to see who Lumenus could partner with in the near future (stretch goal?!). We’ve added a collaboration tier, if you think that your brand is ready to partner on building the future of wearable tech reach out and we can discuss the particulars—but we’d love to partner with likeminded brands that want to make something truly special.

This year at CES we will be presenting at booth #74726 and will highlight our initial designs to share with the world what we’ve been working on together throughout the campaign!

AFFILIATES

Affiliate Program: Here at Lumenus we understand that this is a greater issue than we are ready to address alone. So we're teaming up with a network of programs for advocacy and safety along with change makers that we believe in as a brand.

If you’re a likeminded organization that wants to enhance safety and cycling advocacy reach out and we’d love to partner with you! We believe “Life isn’t about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself.” We plan on creating an incredible future and want to work with those who aim for the same thing!

OTHER COPY

In today's world your success is measured by how much of an impact you leave on the planet. We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to give back to our community in order to create something larger than ourselves. ---As fuel costs rise and people become more aware of the environmental impact involved with car use, bicycle riding has become a more common form of transportation, even on busy streets and highways. Because few cities have designated bike paths or lanes, cyclists must share the road with both small and large motor vehicles; sometimes those vehicles do not pay proper attention to bike riders and engage in unsafe driving habits. Compared to a car or truck driver, bikers have little to no protection if they are involved in an accident. As a result, the injuries a cyclist incurs during a crash, even when wearing a helmet and protective gear, are often more severe than those sustained by motorists. Common bicycle accident injuries include road burn, fractured limbs, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. One-third of American workers commute 1-5 miles each way to the office, which is a short enough distance that the number of cyclists may continue to increase. Commuting to work by bike has increased 60 percent in the last decade.

Help us make save lives and #BeBrighter by supporting our KickStarter campaign! 

Risks and challenges

Our team is comprised of individuals who have brought dozens of high end consumer electronics products for top name brands to market over the past decade. We have carefully selected the very best suppliers available who share our vision of creating the ultimate in wearable tech. We are using the highest end brand name components such as TI chips and LG battery cores and leaving no stone unturned. That said, we have yet to mass produce these pieces, and through the process or trial production and beta testing the unexpected is, well the unexpected. We have padded our dates to account for a bit of that and are confident in our delivery schedule and our team’s ability to execute.

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FAQ

  • Absolutely, we know not everyone has (or wants to bring along) a smartphone, so we’ve included a two-button keypad on the pieces to allow you to control the turn signals and activate flashing modes. Before making a turn, simply press one of the two buttons to activate the corresponding left or right turn signal. This activates the turn signal lights visible from the front, sides, and back.

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  • Thanks for your support! The way it works with Kickstarter is once the campaign is over, we'll collect that information from you guys via surveys post campaign. We’ll keep everyone updated throughout the campaign with updates. However, don’t worry we’ll make sure you get the perfect size and color you need!

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  • Yes indeed! The integration of washable electronics was essential so that it had the same ease of use as all your other favorite clothing. All you have to do is remove the battery and toss the piece in the washing machine, then just hang dry the garment and you're good to go!

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  • We’re already hard at work designing our kid’s specific styles for the future! In the meantime we suggest ordering whatever piece you’d like and when the sizing chart comes in you can determine if that smallest size will fit.

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  • Our Kickstarter backers mean the world to us and we want all of you to be fully satisfied with the product that you receive and helped make possible. Lumenus will come with a one year warranty that ensures against any manufacturer defects.

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  • Lumenus charging was designed with simplicity in mind! The ability to charge things conveniently and anywhere in the world was a priority for us, so the battery has a convenient USB ‘peripheral’ (male) so you can plug in at a computer, wall brick, car charger, honestly just about anywhere with a USB port! A quick charge of less than 30 minutes will provide you with hours of lighting!

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  • If you follow the sizing chart carefully, then the jackets, vests, and hoodies will fit you just fine. Still, if you wish to exchange your jacket for any reason, we will allow you to do that, but you’ll have to pay for the two way shipping. As we are just starting up and offering our jackets at highly discounted prices on Kickstarter, we won’t be able to accept returns.

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  • Most of Lumenus features rely on Bluetooth rather than internet connection. This being said, the turn-by-turn navigation requires a mobile internet connection to work. However, it has surprisingly low data usage.

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  • Lumenus has been designed for iOS and Android, and requires a phone with both a GPS chip and a Bluetooth 4.0 BLE chip. iPhone 4S and more recent are supported. As Android devices vary widely, check with your manufacturer for BLE or contact us.

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  • We're using Google Maps for navigation. Check for your country on this Wikipedia page :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Maps_Navigation

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  • Firstly: Lumenus is designed to be a complement, not a replacement to existing solutions and conventions. We are advocates for cycling safety in all it’s forms and HIGHLY urge everyone, cyclists or not, to know the rules of the road in their community. Follow the laws and provide hand signals and indication of an impending turn or move for your own safety.
    Lumenus does not exempt you from the law, so we strongly recommend to use the turn signals as a compliment. That being said, we invented Lumenus and the incredible functionality because we feel hand signals are antiquated and often quite dangerous! You are ultimately responsible for your own safety, and you have to make your own best judgment when you're out riding.

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  • To start it’s just English, we are diligently working to get this translated into as many languages as possible to share the Lumenus safety and features with the whole world!

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  • On the app you’ll be able to monitor the exact percentage of battery life left. This will allow you to use more output or less based on the length left of your journey! The entire system is completely customizable and can be adjusted for you specific needs.

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  • Thanks so much for your interest! We have been overwhelmed with the positive response to Lumenus and have been receiving many inquiries from people interested in retailing and distributing our product line.

    If you want to be one of the first retailers in the world with the Lumenus product select the distributor rewards tier and we will have direct conversations upon the close of the campaign to discuss these terms!

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  • Thanks for your interests! We’d love to share the message of Lumenus with the world and would be happy to help answer all of your questions. Please contact us at Press@lumenus.com

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    By pledging $1 you can help save lives and #BeBrighter! You'll be notified of major milestones and can be one of the first in the world to download the Lumenus app.

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    EARLY BIRD LUMENUS BACKPACK:
    $100 Off Estimated Retail Price of $200.

    By being one of the first backers of our project you save 50% on this versatile life saving piece.

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    Backpack:

    We’ve designed a versatile bag that looks great on and off, making it perfect for work, school, and life! The full Lumenus lighting features are included. Perfect for anyone who rides a bike or motorcycle or walks at time of low light, and at this attainable price point, it's the perfect giftable accessory. This bag is designed to the highest standards and ready to go wherever life takes you carrying everything you need and working with every outfit!

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    EARLY BIRD LUMENUS PERFORMANCE VEST:
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    By being one of the first backers of our project you save 40% on this versatile piece designed to safe your life wherever life takes you!

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    Lumenus Performance Vest:
    $75 Off Expected Retail Price of $250.

    Styled for run, bike, or walking your dog, this piece is truly your jack of all trades. Packing all of the lifesaving and performance enhancing technology into the best vest you've ever owned.

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    EARLY BIRD LUMENUS COMMUTER COAT:
    $150 Off Expected Retail Price of $350.

    By being one of the first backers of our project you save OVER 40% on this life saving coat designed to withstand your commute!

    Perfect for cycling, motorcycle, or walking in colder conditions, our heaviest piece built to save your life despite the elements.

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    EARLY BIRD LUMENUS ALL-WEATHER JACKET:
    $150 Off Expected Retail Price of $350.

    By being one of the first backers of our project you save OVER 40% on this lightweight breathable water resistant shell packed with life saving tech while light enough to pack away anywhere.

    Available in Men's and Women's: XS-XL

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    Lightweight Jacket:

    Our lightweight breathable water resistant shell.

    Run, walk, cycle, moto, however you get from A to B, the All-Weather Jacket is there for you. Life will put you through the ringer and this jacket is ready for just about anything. Light enough to pack into a small pocket but enough coverage to keep you dry and warm on a chilly or rainy night. Built to be layered this piece is designed to match your lifestyle. Ideal for summer nights or inclement weather, this light-weight piece is eponymously named the All-Weather Jacket.

    Available in Men's and Women's Fit: XS-XL

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    Commuter Coat:

    Our heavier weight soft-shell hybrid fleece.

    Minimal clean design, athletic fit, performance fabrics and state of the art technologies come together seamlessly in one piece for every day and night. Designed for their namesake, the 2-wheeled commuter, but made for anyone who wants to looks good and stay warm, comfortable, and dry while they’re out and about. Perfect for cycling, motorcycle, or walking in colder conditions, our heaviest piece built to save your life despite the elements.

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    Distributor Package:

    Retail is all about the experience, the Lumenus line is the ultimate in retail customer experience.
    With this tier, you'll be first to market with the highest margin--be first to being this life saving technology to your community!

    -4 Backpacks: $800 Expected Retail Value
    -6 Performance Vests: $1500 Expected Retail Value
    -6 Commuter Coats: $2100 Expected Retail Value
    -6 All-Weather Jackets: $2100 Expected Retail Value

    Total Expected Retail: $6500
    All Sizes and Colors Available to Choose in Post Project Survey

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    Collaborate with Lumenus!

    This is our most exciting tier and one that will certainly lead to the worldwide creation of some of the most desired and innovative products to ever hit the market. This is your companies opportunity to #BeBrighter!

    By opting into this select tier, you will have the opportunity to create an exclusive product with the Lumenus team and technology!

    The potential is limitless! We're open to working with hardware, software, clothing, and everything in between.

    We will highlight our planned projects during CES 2015 at our booth #74726 to showcase to the world the amazing projects we will bring to life together!

    If curious about this tier please don't hesitate to reach out and we can discuss details.

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