Pedaling around at night can be a dangerous activity, requiring all sorts of lit-up add-ons, reflective garments and exaggerated arm signals in order to remain safe. The Illume Bicycle makes riding after dark a great deal less stressful with a frame that integrates three types of indicators.
Nikhil Kapoor's cutting-edge two-wheeler has an intense white headlamp built in below the handlebars; it can be switched on after the sun has set. Should the cyclist plan to deviate from a straight road, he can conveniently flick on his right or left turn signals, glowing orange on the appropriate sides of the seat stays and the handgrips. The Illume Bicycle also has red break lights. Everything is powered by the conversion of the user's kinetic energy, storage in a compact on-board battery.