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INCREDIBLE BRIGHTNESS

Utilizing 9 of the most efficient half watt LEDs available, the RED Flare is 300 Lumens. The WHITE Flare is 500 Lumens. These lights will match the intensity and light dispersion of modern LED car tail lights and daytime running lights. HIGH mode is bright enough to be used during the day or early evening! For rides in the darker hours of the night when eyes are dilated to let in more light, MEDIUM or LOW brightness modes will give extended run times.

 360° VISIBILITY

 The LEDs are surrounded by a reflective interior, and are entirelyencapsulated/potted in optically clear silicone and a clear outer polycarbonate shell. Acting similar to lenses and fiber optics, the light is diffused throughout the case and emits at every angle. The Flares are designed to be seen!

My beautiful and supportive wife, who filmed most of the video!
My beautiful and supportive wife, who filmed most of the video!

WATERPROOF

Since the Flares are entirely encapsulated, they are completelyprotected from the elements (water/dust/vibration...etc). A low viscosity silicone is injected inside flowing around the electronics to fill all gaps internally and remove all air. There is literally nothing for water to get into. This is the only no-compromise solution for completely protecting electronics in harsh environments. Outside of the military oraerospace world, this is typically never done. Some scuba-diving friends took the Flares50 feet underwater for an hour to put them to the test. They definitely did not disappoint! With essentially military grade durability and longevity, these lights are designed to be the last lights you will ever need.

MAGNETIC MOUNTING

I designed an entirely new mounting system that is elegant,versatile, and powerful. The large magnets are N52 grade neodymium, which is the strongest grade of magnet producible. The mount is then over-molded with rubber to prevent damage to your bike. Your lights will remain attached no matter how extreme the terrain is, but at the end of the day, you will be able to conveniently remove them for charging. Each light will come with twelve, premium, weather resistant, nylon cable ties for securing the magnetic mount almost anywhere. Mount to seat posts, saddle bags, helmets, backpacks, rain covers, etc...

RECHARGEABLE VIA USB PORT

Utilizing a micro USB port, you can charge the Flareanywhere that you charge your phone. The Flare intelligently knows the difference between all types of USB chargers to ensure the shortest charging time, and get you back on the road quickly and efficiently. You can get up to 24 hours of usable battery life with a 90 minute charge.

SAFE INTERNAL BATTERY

Not your typical lithium ion, the internal battery is aLiFePO4 cell, which is the safest high capacity battery chemistry that exists. Additionally, it will last 3X as many charge cycles as normal lithium ion batteries. This ensures that you won't need to replace it for many years to come (unlike your phone battery). Since it is a naturally occurring element, it is environmentally friendly.

This picture was taken in complete darkness
This picture was taken in complete darkness

ELEGANCE

The Flares are designed to seamlessly interface with your bicycle, providing the most beautiful and noticeable illumination allowed by technology. Thecompact and aerodynamic design concentrates on what is essential, using every millimeter to increase your visibility and safety. Nothing was left to chance. Bicycles are works of art, and the Flare is the perfect complement.

MODES: The Flares have four powerful patterns from which to choose (solid,pulse,blink,hyper), as well as three brightness levels for each pattern. To switch between the patterns, it just takes a simple click of the button on the top of the light. To switch between the brightness levels, simply press the button down for just half a second. This allows you to adjust your visibility to your preference and need. Holding the button for a few seconds will turn it off, and of course, when you turn it back on, it will rememberyour last pattern and brightness.

POWER SAVER MODE

When the battery is about to die, the Flares will automatically switch to power saver mode giving an extra 30 minutes on LOW (slow pulsing) indicating that it is time for you to charge. LOW is actually ultra bright for night use, so even though it is called "power saver mode", your visibility and safety will not be sacrificed. Please see update #6 for more information. 

ASSEMBLED IN WASHINGTON STATE

We have partnered with localassemblers to keep this product entirely assembled and tested in the United States. Not only does this benefit the American economy, it reduces assembly time since deliveries to and from the assemblers can be done by hand.

  

SPECIFICATIONS

Material: Optically clear Polycarbonate shell, encapsulated with optically clear silicone.

Lumens: up to 300 RED, up to 500 WHITE

Size: 73.5mm tall, 23.5mm wide, 28.5mm deep

Weight: Flare: 90g. mount: 22g

Battery: Custom high capacity LiFePO4 cell

Full Charge time: ~2 hours (USB wall charger)

Battery life: (depending on the pattern)

HIGH: 1.25-5 hours (FOR DAY USE ONLY) 

MED: 4-10 hours

LOW: up to 24 Hours

Video created by: Pete Clyde, Kayla Clyde, Dillon Gere

As an Electrical Engineer, I have always wanted to design a product that can actually help people. I've spent the past few years absolutely obsessed with engineering the perfect bike lights. Now that they are complete, together we can bring these lights to the market with a successful Kickstarter. Please support this campaign and we can make cycling a safer way to get around - day or night, rain or shine. We share the road with cars. It's about time we have the illumination to match them! 

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