A new product designed to make cyclists more visible to oncoming traffic, which works in a similar way to indicators on cars and motorbikes, will become available during summer 2015.
WingLights are directional indicators for bicycles that magnetically attach to the ends of straight handlebars. They clip on and off with ease and form a compact key ring for storage.
The lights turn on and off with a simple tap and emit a pulsating amber light, just like those on cars and motorcycles. Made from aluminum, they are shockproof and 100% waterproof.
John Nelson, from CYCL*, the company behind WingLights, said: “WingLights were created to address the issue of accidents at or near busy junctions. Approximately 75% of cycling accidents happen in these areas, and we believe that our product will help to reduce this figure.
“Motorised vehicles have advanced from hand signals, however bicycles still solely rely on them.
“WingLights are predominantly aimed at the commuter market, and our mission is to help increase people’s confidence on the roads.”
WingLights are due for official release in June 2015 and CYCL says it has received almost 1,000 pre-orders at the introductory price of £24.99
CYCL is a cycling safety accessory brand founded by Luca Amaduzzi who, along with engineer Agostino Stilli, came up with the idea for WingLights. CYCL raised almost 200% of its required funding through KickStarter.