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Have you noticed that bicycles are stealthily taking over our streets once again? According to a 2016 survey, almost 12.4% of Americans developed the habit of cycling on a regular basis – the number always growing at a steady pace each year.

With the growing popularity of bicycles, it was only a matter of time till technology companies began targeting the bicycle accessories market by coming up with innovations meant to make cycling safer and more fun for everyone. Case in point: Binoreal.

If you are not familiar with Binoreal yet, it is an emerging new brand that focuses on developing innovative lighting solutions for outdoor activities. The company recently launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its new Radius F1 front smart bike lights – a product-line that the company claims, will go a long way making the road safer for cyclists.

How is Radius F1 different from ordinary bike lights?

For optimal safety, a cyclist must have a clear view of both close-up and distant terrains. Ordinary bike lights are often incapable of doing both with equal efficiency. Radius F1, on the other hand, comes equipped with hundreds of microlenses along with a reflector that illuminates both close-up and distant terrains evenly.

Now you might be wondering that bike lights that can adapt lighting and brightness modes are nothing new – probably you even own one of those. So what’s the buzz about Radius F1?

Well, the answer lies in F1’s ability to switch between bright and dim light modes smoothly with no jamming shifts whatsoever. This is much different from the majority of bike lights that change sharply between 2 or 3 preset light levels.

The Radius F1’s approach is more effective as its smooth transition between lighting and bright modes causes no distraction for the cyclist or others they’re sharing the road with.

The Radius F1 flaunts a user-friendly design, which is useful considering that the product requires minimal technology integrations. It serves as both a light source and a sped sensor.

Auto brightness adjustment based on speed

With increasing speed, the Radius F1 brightens its RightBright component, enabling the rider to see further ahead. Similarly, the brightness dims with decreasing speed. The change in intensity occurs at a smooth and uniform rate on both occasions.

The ability to change lighting and brightness depending on speed has helped Radius F1 become one of the most energy-efficient smart bike lights around. But according to the company, that’s not the only thing that makes the Radius F1 far superior in the competition.

Binoreal says the F1 also comes with what it calls SecurePulse Technology. This feature automatically switches to the pulse mode when the bike is turning a corner and to the flash mode when it stops. This feature alerts motorists, pedestrians, and other cyclists on the road about the cyclist’s movements.

Meanwhile, there’s another feature called the PerfectPower mode that automatically switches the light to standby mode after three minutes of non-movement. Following one hour of complete non-movement, the light shuts itself down to preserve battery.

Visit the company’s website for more details about the Radius F1’s features and availability.

Shilpa has been associated with several leading sci & tech publications throughout her career as a journalist and columnist. Full-time foodie, semi-skilled musician, wannabe novelist.