‘sparse aluminum LED bicycle lighting’
designed from the ground up to improve users safety and riding experience, san francisco-based bicycle accessory company sparse have developed a series of LED bicycle lights made from die-cast aluminum. conceived as a front and rear set, the attachments become part of the bike. joined by a double-lens, the metal chassis is sealed with a silicone gasket to keep the internal components dry and protected from the elements.
equipped with a three-watt white LED bulb with 3 modes, the front ‘spacer light’ sits beneath the stem with stack of spacers. it fits both 1″ and 1 1/8″ steer tubes, making it extremely difficult to steal and keeps the illumination constantly pointed in the path of travel, visibly seated above the shoulder line of cars.
the tail light slips on and clamps down on your seat post, fitting anything from 20mm – 31.6mm. a board of red mounted LED’s – four each facing the rear and sides. in total, they add up to 30-50 lumens in output. with its automatic mode, the beam will begin flashing whenever the bike is in motion, continuing for one minute or until it is triggered again. this function will keep users visible while they wait through the longest stop light.
powered by a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, it holds a charge of up to four hours, where it can be re-juiced with the supplied micro-USB cable and wall-adapter.
the ‘sparse LED bicycle lights’ are currently seeking funding on kickstarter.
front product view
front and rear lights
3/4 top view
context use at night
rear light product view
rear light context at night
rear night view
front and rear light context shots
rear tail light render
rear tail light detail render
front light render
front light render detail