I’ve used my Ultra Silver for only three days now, and as stated in so many other testimonials, I am thrilled with this helmet - the best I have ever had. The high quality of construction, the light weight, the comfortable fit, the innovative built-in lighting, the robust, useful app - all get the highest marks from me. To top it off, all this functional excellence is reflected in a stunning visual design. As a designer myself, I truly appreciate how much thought and effort went into integrating so many innovative safety features into the best looking helmet I’ve ever seen. The Matte Black model seems most popular but I went with Silver, and I had been worried the visual appeal might suffer from the loss of metallic finish due to manufacturing limitations, as stated in an update. Fear not! The helmet is super shiny anyway (the auto-adjusted photo does not do justice to the pinpoint sun reflection). I am very happy with the gloss finish. In daylight it adds even more visibility for safety. Come nightfall, the lighting is brilliant. Kudos to the Lumos team on an outstanding product!
I am one highly satisfied customer! Participated in the Kickstarter promotion and it was well worth the long anticipated wait. Loved my old Lumos helmet and the new ultra surpasses in every way. My original Lumos helmet saved me from accidents many tim e s with the high visibility lights and the ultra is even brighter! This helmet is a must for commuters especially. Can't stop raving about it.
Yesterday I've received my Ultra helmet from the Kickstarter campaign. The wait was well worth it and I must say I'm really happy with it.
I like the manufacturing quality, the finish, the colors, materials, the lights and all their features, the packaging - but most the customizability of the helmet's features via the mobile app. I really like being able to customize the 3 operating modes of the lights (blinking frequency, light intensity), and to select which actions are confirmed by sound. Absolutely love the braking lights function, which was added via the optional Lumos Remote add-on (and being able to set the accelerometer sensitivity in the app). The fit seems to be very good and comfortable, however this will yet need to be proven in extended use.
I like the Getting Started page with video tutorials and FAQs. However, I'd appreciate some tips there to get the optional Lumos Remote working. It's surprising that the FAQs section contains no item related to the optional remote. You need to dig through the content. I had to find out how to charge it... it was not apparent to me that the remote is actually made of 2 parts - the unit and its base - and I need to twist them in order to access the charging port. Very good design but it was not initially obvious to me how to use it. Also had to search the info how to pair the remote. I'd expect this initial set up info to be a tad easier to find.
Lastly, I'd like to appreciate the Kickstarter campaign. I enjoyed the communication throughout the design and manufacturing process, all the progress videos, the hues days Tuesdays... the campaign really stands out from the others in my mind. Great execution. Also, I appreciate how you handled the design issue with the MIPS version identified among the first trial users. You openly communicated the issue, provided the backers with an option how they want to proceed and handled the issue very professionally. I personally chose to wait for the fixed design.
Thanks, best regards and good luck in your future endeavors!
(Prague, Czech Republic)
Heute Morgen kam der Helm per DPD. Ich bin absolut begeistert!!! Ja - es hat lange gedauert und Ja - es war nervenaufreibend, immer in die Kommentare auf Kickstarter zu schauen... aber es hat sich aus meiner Sicht absolut gelohnt. Sehr schön und wertig verpackt kam der Helm und das Paket enthielt Remote, Brake Remote, Fliegennetz und Visor. Der Helm ist aus meiner Sicht super verarbeitet. Er hat mir ohne große Anpassungen schon fast perfekt gepasst und das Tragegefühl ist für mich sehr gut. Nun bin ich gerade am Laden von Helm und Remote. Ich freue mich schon wahnsinnig auf das Ausprobieren. Großes Lob an Lumos!!! Ich finde, das Team hat angesichts der Situation und der Widrigkeiten super reagiert und ist immer um Informationen bemüht. Ich kann die Ungeduld vieler Backer verstehen - mir ging es selbst so - aber ab und an fand ich die Kommentare auf Kickstarter nicht angemessen. Bestimmt hätte man rückblickend gesehen Einiges besser machen können im Gesamtablauf, aber ich glaube, einige Backer unterschätzen ebenso den komplexen logistischen und organisatorischen Aufwand, den ein Kickstarter Projekt diesen Ausmaßes bedeutet. Von meiner Seite aus ein dickes Lob an LUMOS!!! Ich musste etwas länger warten, aber ich habe ein hochwertiges Produkt mit tollen Extras bekommen. Was ich auch toll finde: Die App macht auf den ersten Blick einen schicken, aufgeräumten und "easy to use" Eindruck. Die Erklärvideos auf der Webseite finde ich toll (sonst hätte ich nie herausgefunden, wie man die Brake Remote lädt).
Alles in allem: Großartig!!!
This morning came the helm by DPD. I am absolutely thrilled!!! Yes - it took a long time and yes - it was nerve-wracking to always look into the comments on Kickstarter.... but it was absolutely worth it from my point of view. Very nice and quality packed the helmet came and the package included remote, brake remote, fly net and visor. The helmet is super processed from my point of view. He has already fit me almost perfectly without major adjustments and the wearing feel is very good for me. Now I am just loading the helmet and remote. I'm already looking forward to trying out. Big kudos to Lumos!!! I think the team has been super responsive given the situation and the team was always looking to give enough information. i can understand the impatience of many backers - i felt the same way myself - but esometimes i found the comments on Kickstarter inappropriate. Certainly, in retrospect, some things could have been done better in the overall process, but I think some backers also underestimate the complete logistical and organizational effort that a Kickstarter project of this scale means. From my side a big praise to LUMOS!!! I had to wait a bit longer, but I got a high quality product with great extras. What I also find great: the app makes a chic, tidy and "easy to use" impression at first glance. The explanatory videos on the website are also great (otherwise I would never have figured out how to load the Brake Remote). All in all: great
It took some time, but it’s finally here….and it looks gorgeous! I have had a look at the videos and am now writing these lines whilst the helmet and the remote are charging. Downloaded the app and paired the helmet as well (during charge cycle - great that’s possible!).
It really looks like you have been putting some love and professionalism into this product, the leaflets and your community. Absolutely no hassle. The visor and bug net are easy to install, the pairing process works like a charm.
I did have some questioning going on in the past, and you always responded. Your communication has been transparent and clear and even better: anticipating! It has taken a bit longer than expected, but under these circumstances, this is understandable.
You have definitely made it and delivered an awesome product and this makes you the best Kickstarter creator I have met until now! Even more, I have a gorgeous Monte Carlo MIPS which hopefully will stay as a limited edition 😉
I am looking forward to using it very soon during my full night commutes.
For the time being, may I make a small suggestion: introducing a password locking mode through firmware, which makes the helmet unusable for a thief and design an according sticker to put on the helmet.
Question: will you provide the possibility to acquire extras like mounting rubber bands, spare visor, bug net, etc?
Gestern angekommen, konfiguriert und heute die erste Tour. Was für ein cooles 😎 Teil. Trägt sich sehr gut, ist leicht und die Bedienung der Blinker über die Fernbedienung kein Problem. Über die Stellschraube kann man gut die Größe einstellen. Die Bremslichter sind das Beste. Für die Fernbedienung findet sich immer ein Platz am Lenker.
Gewünscht hätte ich mir einen magnetischen Verschluss, da gibt es schöne Lösungen bei der Konkurrenz.
Macht weiter so! Great Job.
I've got this helmet to go along with my new E bike. I love how easy it was to set up and the bright front headlight and the fun display on the back. I would recommend this for anyone interested in a high tech super cool helmet .
I received it as expected.
Excellent helmet! I'm a road cyclist and use the helmet for my daily training. Part of my training is in traffic, the lights are very visible to cars, and most importantly, the rurn signals on the helmet are appreciated by drivers.
Extremely comfortable with minimal adjustment. Lights work well. Ventilation is good. I like the adjustability of the lights.
Love the helmet - a huge improvement for safety on busy city street or more lonely and unlit roads at night!
The helmet is a good fit - even for my "square head". I also like the idea to individualize the patterns using the app.
I takes a bit to get used to to find the power-button - maybe with the next gen you could make the button more distinct to the touch e.g. a more distinct pattern on the rubber-cover or something like that...
And you guys should put a little bit more effort in the translation of the user guide - the German translation is a catastrophe - even google can do better than that... to me that is a sign of not paying attention to details.
Otherwise - great product!!
I LOVE it. Super light. The box was so light I thought you forgot to put it in there! Waiting for it to charge up and wondering what the battery is for? Some of us need a start-up sheet with pictures to figure out what everything is!
Well thought out design for both helmet and app. Super easy to setup. It fits and looks great.
I love it. So easy to use. Well worth the wait. Definitely feel safer out there.
Just received my helmet here in France ! I’m really happy and i can’t wait to ride by night ;)
Super cool helmet, comfortable, really good functionality, works out of the box, fabulous design and excellent safety features! Looks even better in reality. Manufacturer really thought of everything. Great quality.
Safety lights, turning lights, bluetooth connectivity to configure it with the app. Brake function (with the add-on remote controller), rechargeable batteries. This baby has it all!
This is the best bike helmet ever. Between the perfect fit, the front & back lights, the turn signals, the brake lights, and the app that can be used to track your ride by simply turning on & off the helmet. I am really glad I purchased it helmet. This company is a rock star.
The helmet looks great and feels great to wear. The lights and the remote are super. The pairing and set up with the app, are really easy. I would buy this helmet again everytime.
Helm sieht super aus und lässt sich toll tragen. Die Lichter ubd die beigefügte fernbedienung sind super. Das verbinden und einrichten mit der App ist wirklich einfach. Würde den Helm wieder kaufen.
Finally got it, so worth the wait! This helmet comes with both front and rear lights but the latter is the real star of the show here. The latest Lumos iteration mimics the rear lights of road vehicles so motorists WILL easily understand the helmet's left and right turn signals. Don't buy one of those tiny bicycle lights with confusing and unnoticeable signalling. Just get the Ultra!
I truly enjoy this helmet, it does have a few flaws however such as it seems very difficult to use the Apple Watch with the helmet, and it seem you have to be using your phone and the watch together to get it to work. Other than that it’s great
Love the helmet. Use it in the daytime. I like to be SEEN! Great idea..great design. Highly recommend. It is so fun too. How is it that all the other bike helmet manufacturers didn't come up with this idea!? Keep bringing new products Lumos.