Revolights is back with two new versions of their 360-degree bike lighting solution–the Eclipse that is super simple to install and the Eclipse+ which connects with your phone for added functionality. Over 200% funded in just a couple of days, the new Revolights lighting systems look to be a hot commodity.
The Revolights Eclipse includes four narrow rings of LEDs, two white and two red, which mount directly to the front and rear wheels of your bike with the help of four spoke clips per wheel. The lights are powered by a USB-rechargeable battery that snaps directly into the rings–this go around, the company ditched all the cables so that the on/off switch is more accessible and there are no extra parts required for the spokes or hub.
Each wheel consists of 24 equally spaced bright LEDs, with 8 on at any given moment. A fork-mounted magnet and an integrated accelerometer provide speed and orientation data to the rings, allowing the LEDs to illuminate only when oriented at the front or rear of the bicycle.
By constantly tracking your wheel speed, Revolights is able to detect when you hit the brakes and alert traffic–once the system senses a change in speed, the red will flash at a rapid rate informing tailing traffic that you are decreasing speed.
Eclipse+ is the connected version of the Revolights Eclipse product line. Via Bluetooth connectivity and the Revolights App, you will gain access to new features and functionality such as weather alerts, ride or achievement tracking (distance, miles per hour, compete in challenges, and set goals), remote on/off, battery status, time of day sensor, and turn signals–you’ll be able to indicate which way you’re turning through the handlebar mounted control pad, through the app, or through gesture recognition with a supported smart watch. On activation, the rear light will indicate the direction on the respective side through blinking full circle. The app is still in development so there many be much more functionality yet to come.
The Revolights Eclipse ($149) will start shipping in December and the Eclipse+ ($209) in January.