A Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the production of ‘Blaze Burner’, described as ‘the best back light for bikes’, has already surpassed its £35k target.
Designed by graduate entrepreneur Emily Brooke, who also produced the Blaze Laserlight, the crowd-funding project was launched on 18 November and has already received 948 backers, pledging more than £57,000.
On passing the target, Emily Brooke said: “Yesterday was a milestone for us – we passed our funding total for our original Laserlight campaign of £55K and in just 5 days! Truly amazing, thank you! We feel this officially welcomes the Burner as a worthy next member of the Blaze family.”
The original Blaze Laserlight gives an early warning to drivers and pedestrians of a cyclist’s presence and was featured on BBC The One Show in 2013 on the back of another successful Kickstarter campaign.
Following the wave of media attention and interest when the concept was first unveiled, Emily Brooke presented Laserlight at the 2014 National Road Safety Conference.
The new Blaze Burner benefits from 100 Lumens of red or white light across a bank of 24 LEDs, providing ‘best in class illumination’.
The LED layout is designed to give a diffused spread of light across 180 degrees horizontally, ensuring that those behind are not dazzled and crucially that cyclists are as visible from the side as from the back. Other features include an intelligent light sensor, a magnetic snap bracket, a spherical rotation bracket and aluminium casing.
The Kickstarter page includes a video showing the Blaze Burner in action.