While there's been no shortage of innovations in the bike light category in recent years, there's always room for improvement. Taking a rather unorthodox approach to the bicycle safety essential, UK's Paul Cocksedge hopes to introduce the Double O in due time with the help of Kickstarter. Putting his creative mind to work, the CH favorite designed the sleek light to attach with magnets, allowing for a more fluid form.
With plenty of experience in experimental LED lighting, it seems no surprise the highly acclaimed designer would choose this medium for his cycling light. However rather than load as many lumens as possible into the Double O, Cocksedge considered what oncoming traffic has to endure, and thus limited LED output to just 80 lumens for the front, and 45 Lumens for the rear light. This ensures the rider is seen at night, while avoiding blinding drivers at the same time. In addition, both front and back lights secure into one when not in use. The doughnut-like shape cleverly allows for the user to slide the single form onto a U-Lock for safe keeping, meaning less to lug around.
Although he's widely known for his mind-boggling large-scale installations, many of which are site-specific, Cocksedge's work has viewers rethinking everyday objects through his choice of shape and material (like his table folded from a single sheet of steel or an acoustic speaker recycled from a vinyl record) and this bike light is as design-worthy as it is functional and intelligent.
Find more about the Double O concept bike light through Kickstarter, where a pledge of £40 secures one or £69 for the set.
Images courtesy of Paul Cocksedge