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GLO-BARS - LED Base Bicycle Handlebar Concept | By Mitchell Silva

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Mitchell Silva, avid cyclist and Industrial Design student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, has developed a product called GLO-BARS, a project that arose from the alarming traffic accident statistics involving urban cyclists, as well as Mitchell's own experiences riding at night. After conducting a bit of market research he developed the GLO-BAR concept, which he constructed by stripping long sections of metal from the front of a traditional drop bar and installing plastic tubing containing approximately 40 LED light bulbs. He installed a momentary actuator button to activate the system, and used a simple watch battery as the power source. Currently Mitchell is working on improving the rigidity of the handlebars, which isn't strong enough to warrant production, but fortunately there's no question about the brightness of the lights. via: Core77